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Angela Miles

phone: (416) 978-0809
email: angela.miles@utoronto.ca  
website: http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/depts/aecdcp/faculty/miles.html

Department: Leadership, Higher and Adult Education

Research Overview

Dr. Miles' research interests include feminist theory, critical theory, social movements, feminist gift economy, matriarchies and Indigenous cultures, women's human rights, globalization and local and global resistance, community education, organizing, alternative economic and 'development' paradigms.

Teaching Overview

Dr. Miles has taught the following courses at OISE:
LHA1131H Commons, Community and Social Justice
LHA1104H Community Education and Organizing
LHA1143H Introduction to Feminist Perspectives on Society and Education
LHA3119 Global Perspectives on Feminist Community Development and Community Transformation
LHA3181H Feminist Standpoints: Critical and Post-Structural Approaches
LHA3119H Global Perspectives on Feminist Education, Community Development and Community Transformation

Annual International Women’s Human Rights Education Institute (with Centre for Women’s Studies in Education)

Representative Publications

Selected Books

             2013 Women in a Globalizing World: Transforming Equality, Development, Diversity and Peace, Inanna Publications.

2004  Feminist Politics, Activism and Vision: Local and Global Challenges, Inanna Publications and Zed Press.

1999  Canadian Woman Studies, an Introductory Reader, Innana Publications.

1996  Integrative Feminisms: Building Global Visions, 1960s-1990s, Routledge.

1989  Feminism: From Pressure to Politics, Montreal: Black Rose Books.


Edited Journal Special Issues (co-edited)

2015 Women and Water, special issue double issue of Canadian Woman Studies (Vol. 30, Nos. 2,3)


2006  Canadian Feminism in Action, special issue of Canadian Woman Studies, Vol. 25, No. 3 (Summer/Fall)

2004  Benefiting Women? Women’s Labour Rights, special issue of Canadian Woman Studies Vol.23, No.3,4 (Spring/Summer) (co-editor)

Selected Articles in Books and Journals:

Miles, A. (2007). “Women’s Giving: Feminist Transformation and Human Welfare,” in Women and the Gift Economy: A Radically Different Worldview is Possibl, Inanna Press: 336-346

Miles, A. (2006). “Local Activisms, Global Feminisms and the Struggle Against Globalization,” in Canadian Women Studies: An Introductory Reader, Andrea Medovarski and Brenda Cranney eds.,  Second revised Toronto: Inanna Publications: 58-64 (reprinted from Canadian Women Studies, 20, 3 (Fall 2000)

Edited Journal Special Issues

2006 Canadian Feminism in Action, special issue of Canadian Woman Studies, Vol. 25, No. 3 (Summer/Fall)

2004  Benefiting Women? Women’s Labour Rights, special issue of Canadian Woman Studies Vol.23, No.3,4 (Spring/Summer) (co-editor)

Research Grants and Contracts

SSHRC Insight Grant – “The Global Women’s Movement and Women’s Human Rights” $209, 140 (2013-18)

Professional Activities

Director, Transformative Learning Centre for Community Activism 2015-to date
Head, Centre for Women's Studies in Education (OISE) 2005-2009, 2013-2014
[Associate Director] Member, Transformative Learning Centre (OISE)
Member, Comparative International Development Education Program
Co-ordinator, Dame Nita Barrow Distinguished Visitorship (OISE)

Vice-President, Editorial Board, Canadian Woman Studies Journal
Past Co-Chair, Research Committee 32 "Women and Society" of the International Sociological Association
Member, Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women

(International) Feminist Journals Network
International Feminist Network for a Gift Economy
Toronto Women for a Just and Healthy Planet,
Feminist Party of Canada,
Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre

Other Information

The Centre for Women’s Studies in Education

The Transformative Learning Centre for Community Activism:http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/tlcca/

Canadian Woman Studies Journal: http://www.yorku.ca/cwscf/

Gift Economy: http://www.gift-economy.com/index2.html