Faculty Listing (SJE)
Our faculty have multi-disciplinary teaching and research expertise in a wide range of fields, including but not limited to:
Abigail Bakan, PhD
Abigail B. Bakan’s research is in the area of anti-oppression politics, with a focus on intersections of gender, race, class, political economy and citizenship
Lauren Bialystok, PhD
Philosophy of education; ethics; moral and political philosophy; identity; authenticity; sex education; gender and feminism
Social media and algorithmic oppression; disinformation and media literacy; political debate in online spaces; philosophy and theory of emotions; cultural studies; social movements; feminist theory
Martin Cannon, PhD
Legal injustices related to Canada's Indian Act, the colonial politics of state recognition, Educational strategies centered on Indigenous-settler relationships rejuvenation and nation-to-nation political relationships.
George Dei, PhD
Race, Anti-racism, African Indigeneity, anti-colonialism and inclusive schooling. Currently doing research on African Elders
Francophone minority studies, sociology of education, sociology of childhood, school ethnographies.
Amal Madibbo, PhD
Blackness, Francophonie, Migration and Identity.
Rosalind Hampton, PhD
Black radical thought and creative practice, Black Studies in Canada, social relations in higher education, student activism, and community-based and popular education.
Devon Healey, PhD
Disability Studies, Blind Studies, Blindness, Performance, Phenomenology, Visual Culture, Theatre and Drama
Disability studies marks the occasion for all of us to engage with the intrigue of disability. I approach disability, including my own blindness, as the dynamic life of performance. As such, disability studies allows us to socially locate instances of disability in the theatre of everyday life. Social actors, disabled and non-disabled actors alike, participate in this theatre to create a multi-version image of disability. My work aims at unravelling this multi-image character of disability and to reveal critical and creative ways of reimagining disability – imagining blindness as perception rather than distortion, for example. I make use of phenomenology together with various critical fields of inquiry such as Indigenous Studies, Black Studies and Queer Studies as a way to develop a performative and theatrical sense of disability. Finally, my work is consciously committed to the cultivation of Blind Studies as a legitimate form of inquiry.
Critical political economy; revolutionary politics and social movements; decolonization; Marxism; Asian and Asian diaspora studies
Tanya Titchkosky, PhD
Dr. Titchkosky’s approach to Disability Studies is informed by cultural studies and interpretive sociology supported by versions of feminist, queer theory, and Black studies that take a phenomenological orientation.
Miglena Todorova, PhD
Associate Professor, Graduate Coordinator
Transnational feminisms, sexual violence and its prevention in higher education, social relations in socialist and capitalist states.
Eve Tuck, PhD
Indigenous feminisms, youth participatory action research, decolonization. My approach to teaching is to select delicious texts to read together and to create compelling assignments in which students synthesize and make meaning. Reading and writing are core modes of learning in my teaching, but class assignments take many shapes. In the classroom and in academe, I believe that "playing devil's advocate" is overrated. Students whose work I supervise have the chance to work in the Tkaronto CIRCLE Lab.
Njoki Wane, PhD
Gender, colonialism and development; black feminism; indigenous knowledge practices; African immigrant women in Canada; and anti-racism education.
Associate Professor, Teaching Stream
Social diversity in schooling.
Careers and changes in academic work, the social production of academic research, women academics in leadership positions, experiences of doctoral students and graduates, and university tenure and other evaluative practices
Philosophy of education, aesthetic education, feminist aesthetics, musical spirituality
Linguistic anthropology, francophone Canada, nationalism, multilingualism
Olympic industry critique, genders, sexualities, transgender athletes
Class analysis; work and learning; alternative futures, Tipping Point for Advanced Capitalism (2023)