Professors

Dr. Jane Bailey | Dr. Ruth Beer | Dr. Mindy Carter | Dr. Khatidja Chantler | Dr. Diane Crocker | Dr. Sandra Curtis | Dr. Shahrokh Esfandiari | Dr. Leigh Harkins | Dr. Carla HotelDr. Richard Hovey | Dr. Wayne MacKay | Dr. Marie Manikis | Dr. Faye Mishna | Dr. Claudia Mitchell | Dr. Stuart Poyntz | Dr. Carrie Rentschler | Dr. Brian Rubineau | Dr. Pauline Sameshima | Dr. Colleen Sheppard | Dr. Lisa SmithDr. Lisa Starr | Dr. Valerie Steeves | Dr. Victoria Talwar

 


 

Dr. Jane Bailey

University of Ottawa - Faculty of Law

Jane Bailey is a Full Professor in the uOttawa Faculty of Law (Common Law Section), who teaches cyberfeminism, technoprudence, contracts and civil procedure. She is the co-principal investigator with Dr. Valerie Steeves on "The eQuality Project", funded by a 7-year SSHRC Partnership Grant. eQuality focuses on the relationship between online behavioural targeting and online harassment and discrimination against young people from vulnerable communities. She has been a feminist for as long as she can remember and is proud to be raising two more feminists to add to the collective.

 

 

Dr. Ruth Beer

Emily Carr University of Art and Design - Faculty of Visual Art and Material Practice

Ruth Beer’s trans-disciplinary artistic research is informed by the social sciences and humanities within the expanded field of contemporary art and media. Her SSHRC research and creation projects include "Catch & Release: Mapping Cultural and Geographic Transitions" with a focus of transformation of coastal communities, and "Trading Routes: Grease Trails, Oil Pipelines" (2013-2018) addressing energy and environmental social justice through creative production and pedagogical encounters. Working with a variety of media, her artistic and research practice engages with issues of cultural and ecological impacts of resource industry expansion within Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities in the northwest including the “Highway of Tears”. She is Professor of Visual Art and Material Practice and Assistant Dean of Research at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.

 

 

Dr. Mindy R. Carter

McGill University - Department of Integrated Studies in Education

Mindy R. Carter, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education at McGill University (Montreal, QC Canada). Her areas of interest include teacher identity, teacher education, drama and theatre education, education for sustainable development and curriculum theory. Her first book The teacher monologues: Exploring the identities and experiences of artist teachers was published by Sense in 2014. Recently, Mindy received FRQSC funding (2015-2018) for her research integrating Indigenous content into her drama education class with pre-service teachers. She is currently the President Chair of the ARTS special interest group (SIG) for The Canadian Society for the Study of Education; the Secretary for the American Educational Research Association (AERA)’s Arts Based Educational Research (ABER) SIG; and the Chair of the Artful Inquiry Research Group (AIRG) at McGill. 

 

 

Dr. Khatidja Chantler

University of Central Lancashire - School of Social Work

Dr. Khatidja Chantler is a Reader in Social Work. She has worked as an independent researcher, has undertaken consultancy work and is a supervisor of research students as well as mental health professionals. Prior to joining the academy, she worked in health and social care settings in the UK in statutory and voluntary sectors for over 25 years. She is also a counsellor and has secured grant funding for research in gender based violence.

 

 

Dr. Diane Crocker

Saint Mary's University - Department of Criminology

Dr. Diane Crocker is a Professor in the Department of Criminology at Saint Mary’s University. Her work explores the use of law to address social problems, particularly those that disproportionately affect women. Dr. Crocker is currently working on a five-year evaluation for Circles of Support and Accountability, a community-based restorative justice initiative to help re-integrate those convicted of sex offences into the community. The second project explores sexual violence and “rape culture” on university campuses. She is currently a member of the Canadian Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative and the Gender-Based Violence Prevention Network and the Domestic Violence Court Working Group. In addition, she regularly advises government and community agencies on projects related to gender-based violence.

 

 

Dr. Sandra L. Curtis

Concordia University - Creative Arts Therapies Department

Dr. Sandi Curtis, MT-BC, MTA, is Professor in the Music Therapy Program at Concordia University’s Creative Arts Therapies Department. She is an internationally-trained music therapist with more than 30 years’ experience in clinical practice, education, and research. Dr. Curtis specializes in work with survivors of violence and social justice work, with current research interests in Feminist Music Therapy and Community Music Therapy. She is recipient of a Windsor Social Justice Person Award. Dr. Curtis has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and scholarly textbooks, with her most recent work in progress being “Music for Women Survivors of Violence: A Feminist Manual” (Barcelona Publishers). She is a Research Member of the Arts in Health Research Collective, a Fellow in the Simone de Beauvoir institute, and a Research Member of PERFORM. 

 

 

Dr. Shahrokh Esfandiari

Université de Montréal

Currently the Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at l'Université de Montréal, Dr. Shahrokh Esfandiari possesses the ability to evaluate and integrate complex educational and research programs, perform economic analysis of a wide range of health programs, mentor and develop future educators in dental curriculum and research, as well as execute recognized program management and evaluation skills with experience leading national and international studies. Dr. Esfandiari is an exponent of translational health research, with the ability to operate and communicate collaboratively with expert teams of local and international partners in relevant fields, skilled in managing project financial and human resources, including evaluating and administering grants and academic awards. Dr. Esfandiari is experienced with the continuum of discovery to action, from randomized clinical trials to technology assessment, knowledge translation and health care management.

 

 

Dr. Leigh Harkins

University of Ontario Institute of Technology - Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

Dr. Leigh Harkins received a PhD in Forensic Psychology from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. She completed her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology degree and Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto in Ontario. Before returning to Canada in 2013, Dr. Harkins taught for four years at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom.

Dr. Harkins also has experience working in forensic practice settings in the UK and Canada. This has included experience working with sex offender groups at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and with the Correctional Service of Canada. She has also been involved in offender assessment work in the UK.

 

Dr. Carla Hotel

Dr. Carla Hotel has a background is  as a researcher, writer, therapist, and college professor; and currently, asDepartment Chair and full time faculty member in Criminology and Legal Studies at Douglas College in New Westminster, BC.

She has taught a variety of criminology courses including courses in victimology and youth justice. As a therapist, she worked in out-patient treatment for Addictions Services and also in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. She has worked in transition houses for women seeking safety from intimate partner violence, run programs for children who witnessed abuse providing both individual and group counselling. She also facilitated court-mandated assaultive behaviour treatment groups for men convicted of spousal abuse.

At Douglas College, Dr. Hotel has been a Faculty Advisor on Personal and Sexual Harassment and Rehabilitation Committees, and is currently a Director on the New Westminster Police Board and also ex-officio on the New Westminster Victims Assistance Unit Board.

 

 

Dr. Richard Hovey

McGill University - Faculty of Dentistry

Dr. Hovey is an Associate Professor in the Division of Oral Health and Society with the Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University; as well as an Adjunct Professor in Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies with the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary.

Dr. Hovey has defined expertise in bridging gaps between theory and practice in areas such as patient centered care and communication in healthcare. His research approach utilizes philosophical hermeneutics and phenomenology in strengthening our understanding of the experiences of vulnerable and underserved populations, like those living with chronic illness, cancer, disability, or the affects of medically induced trauma. Topics of interest include patient and health professional education, communication, leadership, and interdisciplinary practice.

 

 

Dr. Wayne MacKay

Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law

Wayne MacKay has had a distinguished career as a university administrator, legal scholar, respected teacher, and constitutional and human rights expert. He has served as President and Vice-Chancellor of Mount Allison University, and as an advisor to governments, national agencies and tribunals on Canadian diversity issues, constitutional issues, and civil rights and human rights initiatives.

 

 

Dr. Marie Manikis

McGill University - Faculty of Law

Marie Manikis joined the Faculty of Law of McGill University in 2013 and teaches Criminal Justice, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Sentencing. Her scholarship is interdisciplinary, comparative, and uses social science methodologies to advance the available knowledge in criminal justice and administrative processes. 

 

 

Dr. Claudia Mitchell

McGill University - Department of Integrated Studies

Claudia Mitchell, Ph.D. FRSC is a James McGill Professor in the Faculty of Education, McGill University, Montreal, Canada and the director of the McGill Institute for Human Development and Well-being. Her research cuts across visual and other participatory methodologies in relation to youth, gender and sexuality, girls’ education, teacher identity, and critical areas of international development linked to gender and HIV and AIDS. As she acknowledges in her writing, the use of innovative visual and other arts based methodologies started with an awareness that many young people in Southern Africa were ‘sick of AIDS’ and creative arts-based methodologies (photography, video, performance, drawing, written narratives) helped to engage them in ways that would enable them to become resources to themselves and to each other. Since first becoming involved in the study of youth engagement and HIV and AIDS, Professor Mitchell has written extensively in the area of visual methodology and social change and founded the Participatory Cultures Lab. She is the author and co-editor 23 books and numerous chapters and peer-reviewed articles, many of which focus on participatory methodology and social change (working with material culture, conducting research with children and youth; teachers’ and young people’s use of cellphones to produce cellphilms; memory-work studies). Her most recent book is Girlhood and the Politics of Place (Mitchell & Rentschler). She is the co-founder and co-editor of the award winning journal Girlhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal.

 

 

Dr. Faye Mishna

University of Toronto - Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work

Faye Mishna is Dean and Professor at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto and is cross-appointed to the Department of Psychiatry. Faye holds the Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Chair in Child and Family. Faye worked in children’s mental health for over 20 years and prior to joining the Faculty, she was Clinical Director of Integra, a children’s mental health centre serving children and youth with learning disabilities and psychosocial problems. Faye is a graduate of the Canadian Institute for Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and maintains a small private practice in psychotherapy and consultation. Faye has conducted research on bullying, cyber bullying, cyber counseling and the impact of cyber technology in traditional face-to-face counseling and interventions with vulnerable children and youth. Her scholarly publications have focused on bullying and cyber bullying, clinical practice and social work education and more recently on cyber technology in social work clinical practice. Faye is the author of a book on bullying published by Oxford University Press in 2012 and is co-author of a book on bullying in Canada, published by Oxford University Press in 2015.

 

 

Dr. Stuart R. Poyntz

Simon Fraser University - School of Communication

Stuart R. Poyntz is Associate Dean (FCAT) and Associate Professor, School of Communication at Simon Fraser University. His research addresses children’s media cultures, theories of the public and urban youth media production. He has published three books and is currently Principal Investigator of the research project, Youthsites: Charting the informal arts learning sectors in Canada and the UK. His work can also be found in various international and national journals and edited collections.

 

 

Dr. Carrie A. Rentschler

McGill University - Department of Integrated Studies in Education

Carrie Rentschler is Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar of Feminist Media Studies in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies. She is the author of Second Wounds: Victims’ Rights and the Media in the U.S. (Duke UP, 2011), and co-editor of Girlhood Studies and the Politics of Place (Berghahn Press, 2016). Her current research examines how the media-enabled bystander is increasingly understood as a key agent of social change, the role humour plays in feminist social media responses to rape culture, how activists use media to respond to sexual violence on university campuses, and the work media infrastructures and distribution do across a range of social movement activism.

 

 

Dr. Brian Rubineau

McGill University - Desautels Faculty of Management

Brian Rubineau is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. His research investigates how informal social dynamics contribute to inequalities in occupations and labor markets. His research appears in the leading management and sociology journals Management Science, Organization Science, and American Sociological Review, among others. Rubineau's PhD is from the MIT Sloan School of Management, with concentrations in Economic Sociology and Organization Studies. He is the recipient of multiple competitive research grants.

 

 

Dr. Pauline Sameshima

Lakehead University - Arts Integrated Studies

Pauline Sameshima is a Canada Research Chair in Arts Integrated Studies at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, ON. She curates the Lakehead Research Education Galleries. Pauline's interdisciplinary projects integrate multi-modal ekphrastic translations of data to catalyze experiential learning and provoke new dialogues. 

 

 

 

Dr. Colleen Sheppard

McGill University - Faculty of Law

Colleen Sheppard is Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law, McGill University. She recently completed a term as Director of the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism. She has an honours B.A. and LL.B. from the University of Toronto, an LL.M. from Harvard University and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.  Her teaching and research focus on systemic discrimination, equality rights, mental health in the workplace, Canadian and comparative constitutional law and feminist legal theory.

 

 

Dr. Lisa Smith

Douglas College - Department of Sociology

Lisa Smith is Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Douglas College. She holds a PhD in Sociology from Carleton University and was the recipient of several notable scholarships, including SSHRC and OGS doctoral fellowships. Her research centers on gender, youth and sexuality, gender-based violence, and community activism and engagement. Lisa is a devoted and passionate educator and scholar, who remains actively engaged within her community. Her work has appeared in a variety of peer-reviewed publications and edited collections, including Studies in the Maternal, Social Compass, and Girlhood Studies. In addition, she has worked as a research consultant for many years in the not-for-profit and community sectors particularly within the areas of youth, gender and health. More recently, Lisa has been an active member of the college-wide committee that developed the Sexual Violence and Misconduct Prevention and Response policy. She has also played a supportive role in developing training and programming for students around consent and active-bystander training.

 

 

Dr. Lisa Starr

McGill University - Department of Integrated Studies in Education

Lisa J. Starr is an Assistant professor at McGill University in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE) and the President of the Canadian Association for the Study of Women and Education (CASWE). She completed her doctoral degree in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Victoria. She received a Master of Arts degree in administration and supervision from the University of Phoenix while working as a secondary teacher overseas. Her teaching career led her from Canada to Pakistan, Kuwait, Mongolia and back to Canada. Her travels created a passion for the study of the relationship between identity and culture, particularly in relation to educational effectiveness, leadership, preparation of teachers and gender equity. Lisa strives to facilitate experiences beyond simple show and tell to create transformative learning environments where individuals are inspired and empowered. Her current research focus is the use of autoethnography and self-study as means to investigate, understand and make meaning of the intersections inherent in 21st century leading and learning.

 

 

Dr. Valerie Steeves

University of Ottawa - Department of Criminology

Valerie Steeves is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of Ottawa, Canada. Her main area of research focuses on the impact of new technologies on human rights. As the lead researcher for MediaSmart’s Young Canadians in a Wired World research project, she has been tracking young people’s use of new media since 1999. She also co-leads the eQuality Project (with Jane Bailey), a partnership of researchers, educators, advocates, civil society groups, and policymakers who are interested in examining the impact of online commercial profiling on children’s identities and social relationships. Professor Steeves has appeared as an expert witness before a number of Parliamentary Committees regarding privacy legislation, and is a member of the Canadian Standards Association’s Technical Committee on Privacy. She has also worked with a number of government departments to develop privacy education curriculum and materials. Her Web-based educational game Sense and NonSense won the first annual Excellence in Race Relations Education award from the Canadian Race Relations Foundation in 1998 and her game Privacy Playground was awarded the Bronze Medal at the 2006 Summit Creative Awards Competition, an international competition involving thousands of entries from 26 countries.

 

 

Dr. Victoria Talwar

McGill University - Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology

Dr. Talwar is a Canada Research Chair (II) in the Dept. of Educational and Counselling Psychology at McGill University.  Her research is in the area of developmental psychology with an emphasis on social-cognitive and moral development.