Prof. Annmarie Adams has accepted the directorship of the McGill Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies. Effective September 1, 2010, Prof. Adams will serve as Director for a three-year term. She will continue to teach at the School on a half-time basis.
The IGSF was formerly the McGill Centre for Research and Teaching on Women, with which Prof. Adams has been affiliated since 1990. The Institute came into being at the end of March 2009, as an academic unit in the Faculty of Arts. It aims to stimulate, support and disseminate research in gender, sexual diversity, and feminist studies through five interdisciplinary research axes. The IGSF is also the administrative site for McGill's Sexual Diversity Studies Program and the Women's Studies Program. The IGSF organizes a number of public events each academic year, including symposia, public lectures, workshops and a seminar series. The outgoing director is Prof. Marguerite Deslauriers of the Department of Philosophy.