Associate Members

The Associate Member program of the Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies aims to enhance collegiality and collaboration, deepen research connections and collaborations, and foster inter-disciplinary exchange through teaching and research.  An Associate Member of the Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies is someone who has been formally invited to participate in the academic activities of the Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies.


Annmarie Adams

William C. Macdonald Professor, Department of Architecture

Dr. Annmarie Adams is William C. Macdonald Professor at the School of Architecture, McGill University, Montreal. She is the author of Architecture in the Family Way: Doctors, Houses, and Women, 1870-1900 (McGill-Queens University Press, 1996), Medicine by Design:  The Architect and the Modern Hospital, 1893-1943 (University of Minnesota Press, 2008) and co-author of Designing Women: Gender and the Architectural Profession (University of Toronto Press, 2000).

Margeurite Deslauriers

Professor, Department of Philosophy

Marguerite Deslauriers works in ancient philosophy and the history of feminist philosophy.  She studied philosophy and classics at McGill (B.A. 1977) and the University of Toronto (Ph.D. 1987). In 1986 she was appointed to York University, before joining the Philosophy Department at McGill in 1988. In 1990 she received the H. Noel Fieldhouse Award for Distinguished Teaching at McGill. She founded McGill's Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies (IGSF) in 2009, and was its first Director.

Robert Leckey 

Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar, Faculty of Law

Robert Leckey is an associate professor and William Dawson Scholar in the Faculty of Law ; he became director of the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law in August 2014. He teaches constitutional law and family lawRobert Leckey conducts research in constitutional law, family law, and comparative law. He is editor of a collection entitled After Legal Equality: Family, Sex, Kinship (Routledge, 2015). His monograph Bills of Rights in the Common Law appeared in Cambridge University Press’s Studies in Constitutional Law in 2015. 

Brian Lewis

Professor, Department of History and Classical Studies

Brian Lewis is a historian of modern Britain. His current, SSHRC-funded project is entitled “Decidedly Queer: George Ives and Homosexuality in Britain from Wilde to Wolfenden.” It is an investigation of (homo)sexuality and criminality in Britain between the 1880s and the 1950s using Ives—pioneer “gay rights” campaigner and penal reformer—as my focus. He is also the guest editor of a special queer edition of theJournal of British Studies (July 2012), the editor of a collection of essays entitled British Queer History: New Approaches and Perspectives (2013) and the editor of a forthcoming collection of documents entitled Wolfenden’s Witnesses: Homosexuality in Postwar Britain.

Carrie Rentschler

Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar, Department of Art History and Communication Studies

Carrie Rentschler is Associate Professor, William Dawson Scholar of Feminist Media Studies, and former Director of the Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies. Professor Rentschler’s research examines the relationship between mass-mediated representations of suffering and models of citizenship, the gender politics of environmental security and its publicity, the diverse media activism practices of social movements, women’s self-defense as a form of feminist pedagogy, and the gendered politics of fear. Her first book, Second Wounds: Victims Rights and the Media in the U.S. (Duke University Press, 2011), retells the recent history of crime and disaster media from the perspective of victims’ rights reforms and publicity practices. She is currently writing a book on the 1964 Kitty Genovese murder (where 38 New Yorkers supposedly looked on and did nothing) and its cultural legacies of failed witnessing.

Hasana Sharp

Associate Professsor, Department of Philosophy

Hasana Sharp earned her PhD from the Pennsylvania State University (2005) and a diplôme (pensionnaire scientifique étranger) from the Ecole Normale Supérieure des Lettres et Sciences Humaines (2004). Her research is in the history of political philosophy with a focus on Spinoza.  Her recent book examines the implications of Spinoza's denial of human exceptionalism for ethics and politics, with consideration of recent arguments in feminist and race theory.

Ada Sinacore

Associate Professor, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology

Professor Sinacore's research program is comprised of several interrelated areas: Career Psychology, Consultation, Social Justice Theory and Pedagogy, Feminist/Multicultural Counselling Psychology and International Psychology. Within each of these areas, she examines issues related to social justice, oppression, and trauma with special attention given to diversity such as immigration, gender-based violence, bullying, nationality, ethnicity, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, language, social class, and workplace harassment, bullying, and violence.

Jonathan Sterne

Professor and James McGill Chair in Culture and Technology, Department of Art History and Communication Studies

Jonathan Sterne’s work is concerned with the cultural dimensions of communication technologies, especially their form and role in large-scale societies. One of his major ongoing projects has involved developing the history and theory of sound in the modern west. Beyond the work on sound and music, he has published over fifty articles and book chapters that cover a wide range of topics in media history, new media, cultural theory and disability studies. He has also written on the politics of academic labor and maintains an interest in the future of the university. His new projects consider instruments and instrumentalities; histories of signal processing; and the intersections of disability, technology and perception.

Lloyd Whitesell

Associate Professor, Schulich School of Music

Lloyd Whitesell is a leading figure in the field of queer musicology. He coedited the book Queer Episodes in Music and Modern Identity (2002), which won the Philip Brett Award for best LGBT musicology. His interpretive study of The Music of Joni Mitchell appeared in 2008. He has published articles on queer style and subjectivity in the music of Benjamin Britten and Maurice Ravel, as well as articles on whiteness, camp, film music, and modernist culture. His book entitled Wonderful Design: Glamour in the Hollywood Musical will be published in 2018. A new research project explores a general theory of queer aesthetics in music.