There is considerable enthusiasm and institutional support for feminist-inspired research at UBC. In 1990-91 the university established an interdisciplinary Centre for Research in Women’s Studies and Gender Relations and a number of geography faculty have been actively involved in its development. Feminist theory threads through a number of graduate seminars and in most years a specialist seminar is devoted to feminist geography. Current research is as much informed by feminist theory and methods as specifically focused on gender difference and questions of sexuality. This includes disrupting conventional binaries by addressing the personal and intimate in the political and global; a commitment to a materialist reflexivity; the persistent troubling of the power relations embedded within conventions of academic knowledge production; and experimenting with the form and content of academic scholarship, including collaborative and community-based research.
Faculty working on Feminist Geographies