Women’s and Gender Studies

Our Master of Arts program will be of interest to students seeking to acquire the critical skills to explore gender as a social relation of power and to conduct advanced feminist research with a focus on globalization and transnationalism. The program provides students with a foundational graduate degree which prepares them for both work in transnational feminist contexts and for pursuing doctoral studies. Core learning objectives of the program include: transnational feminist scholarship, critical research and thinking skills, interdisciplinarity and grounded knowledge.

A collaborative specialization in African Studies is also available.

The The Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies also offers a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Women’s and Gender Studies.

Capital Advantage

The National Capital is an ideal place to study. Within the broader community, students have access to non-governmental organizations with offices in Ottawa, feminist grassroots organizations, unions, government agencies and crown corporations (for example, the Canadian International Development Agency, the International Development Research Centre, Health Canada, Corrections and the Department of Justice) and private sector agencies. The Pauline Jewett Institute has well established links with community organizations and other post-secondary institutions. Our successful partnerships and collaboration with these groups and agencies allow students to benefit both research and career-wise from the advantage of our location in Canada’s capital.

Research Highlights

  • Transnational feminism
  • Gender and cultural production
  • Gender and diversity
  • Gender and social policy
  • Gender and violence

Contact Information

Graduate Supervisor: Professor Karen March