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Juanne Clarke


Areas of Expertise: Health-care system; Gender, age, class, ethnicity, homosexuality and health; Women’s diseases, men’s diseases and expenditures; Health-care expenditures; Sociology of science and medicine; Breast cancer and childhood causes

Biography: Academic Interests: gender, health, medicine, research methods.

519.884.0710 ext.3516

Patricia Elliot

Professor, Sociology and MA CAST

Areas of Expertise: Sociology of women and gender; Feminist theory; Psychoanalytic feminism; Transgender theory

519.884.0710 ext.3682

Lea Caragata

Associate Dean PhD Program, Professor (Faculty of Social Work); Academic Integrity Advisor (Waterloo Campus)

Areas of Expertise: Social policy especially welfare policy; Workfare; Poverty; Precarious Labour Market; Single Mothers; Women and Gender; International development, international aid; Non-profit organizations

Biography: Dr. Caragata teaches in the areas social policy and community development. Her doctoral teaching includes epistemology and the production of knowledge. ?

519-884-1970 ext.5219

Shoshana Pollack


Areas of Expertise: gender and crime; Women’s imprisonment; Women's Mental health; Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy

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519-884-1970 ext.5220

Jasmin Zine

Associate Professor, Graduate Advisor, Sociology

Areas of Expertise: Race/anti-racism; Race and education; Race and securitization; Race gender; Imperialism/War on terror; Racialized youth; Canadian Muslim studies - Muslim youth and identity post 9/11, Islamic schools; Muslim women's studies - Islamic feminism, hijab, identity, representation

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519.884.0710 ext.3267

Joanne Lee

Associate Professor, Psychology

Areas of Expertise: Early word learning; Early mathematics learning; Numeracy and mathematics acquisition; Mathematics education; Longitudinal study of language & mathematics development; Gender differences in cognitive development; LittleCounters

Biography: Joanne Lee is a developmental psychologist specializing in mathematics learning and early childhood education. She joined the Department of Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University in July 2006, after receiving her Ph.D. from the University of?

519-884-0710 ext.3875

Tanis MacDonald

Associate Professor

Areas of Expertise: Canadian poetry and poetics Canadian history through literature Elegy theory, affect theory, feminist theory Gender and sexuality theories

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(519) 884-0710 ext.ex. 2931

Dana Elizabeth Weiner

Associate Professor
American History (pre-1877), political history, women’s and gender history, and African American history

Areas of Expertise: United States history, particularly 1790-1877; African American history; Histories of California and of the Old Northwest/U.S. Midwest; History of activism, reform movements, and grassroots politics; Race in the United States, especially pre-1900; Rights and Citizenship in the US, especially pre-1900; Women's and gender history; Antislavery and abolition;

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519-884-0710 ext.2092

Anne-Marie Kinahan

Associate Professor

Areas of Expertise: Feminist media history Canadian communication history Gender and communication Media and moral regulation Television and media studies

Biography: My current SSHRC-funded research project investigates three women's magazines appearing in Canada in the early decades of the twentieth century: Canadian Home Journal, Everywoman's World, and Woman's Century. ?

519-884-1970 ext.2302

Rachael Collins

Contract Academic Staff

Areas of Expertise: Institutionalized Sexism and Racism; Deviance; Violence; Recidivism and Gender; Fear of Crime; Moral Panics Social Control

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