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Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education
Angela Miles

Angela Miles
Professor Emerita

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

Adult Education and Community Development Program at OISE.
- LHA1131H Commons, Community and Social Justice
- LHA1104H Community Education and Organizing
- LHA1104H Social Action Education: Community Development, Social Services and Social Movements
- LHA1143H Introduction to Feminist Perspectives on Society and Education
- LHA3119H Global Perspectives on Feminist Community Development and Community Transformation
- LHA3181H Feminist Standpoints: Critical and Post-Structural Approaches

Selected Classes: International Women’s Human Rights Education Institute taught annually in association with Centre for Women’s Studies in Education at OISE.

Representative Publications


            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.

1985   Feminist Radicalism in the 1980's

1983 Feminism in Canada: From Pressure to Politics,

Journal Special Issues (co-edited)

  Forthcoming, Women's Human Rights on the World Stage, special double issue of Canadian Woman Studies

   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)

2004  Migration, Labour and Exploitation: Trafficking in Women and Girls, special issue of Canadian Woman Studies Vol. 22, 4 (Spring 2004)

2003  Women and Peacemaking, special issue of Canadian Woman Studies Vol.22 No.2 (Fall 2002/Winter 2003)

2002  Women, Globalization and International Trade; special double issue of Canadian Woman Studies 21/22 (Spring/Summer)

1999   Remembering Mary O'Brien; special issue of Canadian Woman Studies 18,4 (Winter) (co-edited with Somer Brodribb).

1997   Bridging North/South:  Patterns of Transformation; special issue of Canadian Woman Studies 17, 2 (Spring) (co-edited).

1993   Women in Science and Technology, special issue of Canadian Woman Studies 13, 2, (Winter) (co-edited with Ursula Franklin and Hannah Gay).

1979   Feminist Political Theory, special issue of Canadian Newsletter of Research on Women III, 1 (now titled Resources for Feminist Research) (co-edited with Mary O'Brien).


Research Grants and Contracts

SSHRC Insight Grant – “The Global Women’s Movement and Women’s Human Rights” $209, 140 (2013-19)

Professional Activities

Transformative Learning Centre for Community Activism
Director, 2015-to 2017
Centre for Women's Studies in Education (OISE)
Head 2005-2009, 2013-2014
Dame Nita Barrow Distinguished Visitorship (OISE)
Founder and Co-ordinator 1997-2015
Interdepartmental Comparative International Development Education Program, Member

-Canadian Woman Studies Journal Editorial Board, member (2000 to date), Vice-President (2006-to date).
-Research Committee 32 "Women and Society" of the International Sociological Assoc, Co-Chair (2002-2006, North American Regional Co-Chair (1998-2002)
-Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women,Member

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