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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
July 29, 2014
Canadian Excellence

Dr. Karen Stote

Assistant Professor

Contact Information
Phone: 519 884 0710 ext.4461
Fax: 519 883 0991
Office Location: R106Q - 202 Regina St.
Office Hours: Fall term - Monday 12:30-1:30 and Tuesday 2:30-3:30
Academic Background

PhD Interdisciplinary Studies (University of New Brunswick), 2012

MA Interdisciplinary Studies (University of New Brunswick), transfer to PhD, 2009

BA Psychology (St. Thomas University), 2002

Native Studies Concentration, 2003

Dr. Karen Stote is an Assistant Professor in the Women and Gender Studies Program at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her research interests include Indigenous-Settler relations, Feminism, Reproductive Rights and Reproductive Justice, Genocide Studies, and Eugenics in Canada. Before coming to Wilfrid Laurier, Karen taught in the Native Studies Program at St. Thomas University, in Fredericton, NB.

Karen was awarded the competitive Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada at both the Masters and Doctoral level. Her doctoral thesis, entitled An Act of Genocide: Eugenics, Indian Policy, and the Sterilization of Aboriginal Women in Canada, was nominated for the Governor Generalís Gold Medal Award for Academic Excellence in Graduate Studies, in 2012. A manuscript based on this work is currently under peer review with the University of Manitoba Press. Her writing has also appeared in the American Indian Culture and Research Journal, and for many years she has collaborated on various audio and other educational projects seeking to educate the public on Indigenous-Settler issues.

Additional Information

Courses for 2013-14

WS 100 Introduction to Women and Gender Studies

WS 290 Indigenous Women in Canada

WS 301 Women, Reproductive Health Policy and Reproductive Justice