The IGSF is launching a monthly newsletter covering news, announcements and upcoming events! All previous and future issues will be available under the "About" section of our website. Please contact the si.yu.li [at] mcgill.ca (administrative staff) about submissions for any upcoming issues.
Congratulations to Dr. Alexandra Ketchum from the Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies (IGSF) for winning the Prize for Emerging Researchers under the Principal’s Prize for Public Engagement through Media!
Did you know... McGill students have access to 1 TB FREE personal file space on OneDrive, Microsoft’s cloud file storage component of the Office 365 package.
Save the date! On October 26, 4 - 6PM, at McLennan Library in the Colgate Room | Vernissage (Launch) for the Exhibit on LGBTQ+ Activism, curated by Dr. Ketchum and Jacob Williams (Student, Research Assistant to Dr. Ketchum)
Dr. Yolanda Muñoz is featured in a McGill Reporter article today on the challenges faced by people with disabilities. The article is written by Catherine Roy, Accessibility Advisor at McGill University. Dr. Muñoz is a course lecturer at the IGSF, and teaches GSFS 303 Gender and Disability. GSFS 303 will be offered in fall 2022.
IGSF Faculty Lecturer Alex Ketchum's new book, Engage in Public Scholarship!: A Guidebook on Feminist and Accessible Communication (Concordia University Press, 2022) is now available for pre-order! A 20% discount code is available: "Ketchum20"
Professor Maria Hwang (Assistant Professor, IGSF and the Department of East Asian Studies) recently wrote an essay for Open Democracy. The piece is titled “Exit denied: women losing the right to leave in the Philippines.” This essay explores how anti-trafficking policies harm women workers and curtail their freedom of movement. The full text is available on the Open Democracy website.
This exhibit was curated by Dr. Alex Ketchum of the IGSF with special assistance from Jacqueline Lee-Tam. The physical exhibit will be in the hallways of the Leacock Building of McGill University from August 18 - December 20, 2021. The digital exhibit will live on historicalcookingproject.com.
The IGSF is very proud of our graduating students in the Class of 2021.
Since there will be no traditional commencement ceremony this year, we wish to honour the tremendous contributions our graduating students have made to Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies at McGill in other ways. We hope that wherever you are headed after McGill, gender, sexuality, feminist and social justice studies will continue to support and inform the life and work from here.
The technologies behind open access scholarship, self-publishing website design, and other communicative technologies that humanities and social science scholars use as alternatives to traditional academic publishing in order to communicate with the public raise numerous social justice concerns.
The following is an excerpt from the report written by Dr. Alex Ketchum. The full report can be found here and a PDF copy of the report is available at https://publicscholarshipandmediawork.blogspot.com/p/report.html
Myriam Gervais, professeure adjointe à IGSF, est co-auteure de l’ouvrage Guide pour faire de la recherche féministe participative. Ce document se veut un outil de formation pratique et accessible qui s’adresse à celles et ceux désirant se familiariser avec cette façon de faire de la recherche, laquelle fait une place prépondérante au savoir expérientiel des filles et des femmes grâce, entre autres, à l’utilisation de méthodes visuelles participatives.
How to Organize Inclusive Events: A Handbook for Feminist, Accessible, and Sustainable Gatherings is a new book by Dr. Alexandra Ketchum. The goal of this handbook is to provide event organizers of all levels with the tools to make their events accessible, sustainable, and exemplify social justice principles. Whether you are new to organizing or highly experienced, this handbook will provide frameworks and practical tips to create inclusive events. There is a special section on online/virtual/cyber events.