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Miglena Todorova

Miglena Todorova
Assistant Professor

email: miglena.todorova@utoronto.ca  

Department: Social Justice Education

Research Overview

transnational feminism(s); postsocialist studies; women, race and empires; gendered violence in education, critical social cultural theories, feminist media and critical media literacy education, qualitative methods of research and analysis.

Academic History

Ph.D. American Studies, University of Minnesota
M.A. Political Science, University of Minnesota
B.A. American Studies, University of Minnesota

Teaching Overview

Globalization and Transnationality: Feminist Perspectives; Qualitative Research Methods; Critical Media Literacy Education; Racial, Sexual and Gendered Violence Prevention in Higher Education; Postsocialist Studies in Education; Student Movements and Activism.

Representative Publications

Edited Books

Wane, N., Todorova M., Todd, K. (Eds.) 2019. Decolonizing Spirituality in Education and Beyond. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Special Journal Editions

Todorova, M., Wane, N., Benn-John, J. & De Mello, T. (Eds.). 2018. Canadian Woman Studies Special Edition: Sexual and Gender Violence in Education, Volume 32, Numbers1,2.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Todorova, M. 2019. "Women and High-Raise Condominiums and Curated Living: Hegemonic Itineraries of Female Empowerement." TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, 40(1), 42-66.

Todorova, M. 2018. "Studying Sexual and Gendered Violence in Education: Local/Vetical, Global/Horizontal and Power-based Frames." Canadian Woman Studies, 32(1/2), 6-19.

Todorova, M. 2018. "Race and Women of Color in Socialist/Postsocialist Transnational Feminisms."  Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism Journal, 16(1), 114- 141.

Todorova, M. 2018. "Foreign Investement Inflows to Former Socialist Countries in the Balknas: Mapping Global Capitlaism. Interventions, International Journal of Postcolonial Studies". https://doi.org/10.1080/1369801X.2018.1492953

Todorova, M. 2016. "Co-created Learning: Decolonizing Journalism Education in Canada." Canadian Journal of Communication,  41(4), 673- 692.

Todorova, M. 2015. "Dusty but Mighty: Using Radio in the Critical Media Literacy Classroom." Journal of Media Literacy Education, 6(3), 45- 56.

Todorova, M. 2006. "Imagining 'In-between Peoples' Across the Atlantic." Journal of Historical Sociolgy, 19(4), pp. 397- 418.

Book Chapters

Todorova, M. 2019. "The Politics of Spirituality: A Postsocialist View." In Njoki Wane, Miglena Todorova and Kimberly Todd (Eds.) Decolonzing Spirituality in Education and Beyond. New York: Palgrave MacMillan.

Todorova, M. 2007. "I Don’t Know My Color, but I Do Know My Politics." In Hoku Aikau, Karla Erickson and Jennifer Pierce (Eds.). Feminist Waves, Feminist Generations: Life Stories from the Academy. Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press. 

Research Grants and Contracts

2019 SSHRC Insight Development Grant: "Sexual and Gender-based Violence among International Students: A Qualitative Approach."

2019 SSHRC Connection Grant: "Social Innovation in Media Literacy Education."

2016 Hammed Shahidian Legacy Initiative Fund, University of Toronto: "Second- Third World Women: Race,Socialism(s),and Empires."

2016 Connaught New Researcher Fund, University of Toronto: "Violence Against University Women: Postsocialist Perspectives."

Honours and Awards

2018 Paula J. Giddings Award for Best Essay on Race, Women, and Transnational Feminism, Meridians 2018.

2015 Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award Nomination, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto.

2014 Professor of the Year Award, The Underground, University of Toronto Scarborough.

Professional Activities

Director, Centre for Media, Culture and Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto.