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Our Faculty

Our faculty features preeminent scholars from a range of disciplines in social sciences and humanities. Each year, our faculty are invited to deliver public lectures at foremost international universities and to top conferences around the world.

The accomplishments of our faculty members are recognized with many public honours, including the Royal Society of Canada, Distinguished Teaching Awards, and professional awards.

Our faculty share a commitment to integrating theory and praxis. Our research reflects innovative, cross-disciplinary approaches to social justice, diversity and equity in local and global contexts.

See below to learn more about our faculty. To meet our Professors Emeriti or cross-appointed faculty, click here



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Abigail Bakan, PhD (York University)
Professor

Dr. Bakan's area of research is anti-oppression politics, with a focus on intersections of gender, race, class, political economy and citizenship. See full profile


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Lauren Bialystok, PhD (University of Toronto)
Assistant Professor

Dr. Bialystok’s areas of research are ethics and education, feminist, social, and political philosophy, and women’s health and sexuality. See full profile


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Megan Boler, PhD (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Professor

Dr. Boler's areas of research are philosophies of education; media, communication, and internet studies; social implications of technology; race, class, and gender in education and media; feminist theories and philosophies; poststructuralist theory; and media education and literacies. See full profile


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Martin Cannon, PhD (York University)
Associate Professor

Dr. Cannon’s areas of research are 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. See full profile


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George J. Sefa Dei, PhD (University of Toronto)
Professor

Dr. Dei’s areas of research are anti-racism education, development education, international development, Indigenous knowledges and anti-colonial thought. See full profile


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Diane Farmer, PhD (University of Toulouse Le Mirail)
Associate Professor

Dr. Farmer’s areas of research are the study of minority francophones in Canada, socialization and the issues of inequalities in mobility and migration within education, and social representations of how youth look at education. See full profile


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Rosalind Hampton, PhD (McGill University)
Assistant Professor

Dr. Hampton's areas of research are Black radical thinkers and artists, Black Studies in Canada, anti-colonial racial literacy, racialized social relations in Canadian higher education, political activist ethnography, critical race studies and teacher education, cultural studies, critical ethnography, and participatory and arts informed methods of inquiry. See full profile

 


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Monica Heller, PhD (University of California, Berkeley)
Professor

Dr. Heller's areas of research are on the role of language in the construction of social difference and social inequality in the post-nationalist, globalizing new economy. See full profile


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John P. Portelli, PhD (McGill University)
Professor

Dr. Portelli’s areas of research are philosophy of education and educational leadership and policy. His research involves both philosophical and empirical work. See full profile


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Vannina Sztainbok, PhD (University of Toronto)
Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream

Dr. Sztainbok’s areas of research are anti-racist feminism, intersectionality, Latin American race and gender studies, race and psychoanalysis, race and space, and Afro-Latin American studies. See full profile


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Tanya Titchkosky, PhD (York University)
Professor

Dr. Tichkosky’s area of research is Disability Studies (DS). Her approach to DS is informed by cultural studies and interpretive sociology supported by versions of feminist, queer theory, and Black studies that take a phenomenological orientation. See full profile


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Miglena Todorova, PhD (University of Minnesota)
Assistant Professor

Dr. Tordorova’s areas of research are transnational feminisms, feminist media and media literacy education, culture and hegemony, women in (post)socialism, violence against women in educational spaces, social and cultural theories, critical race studies, and qualitative methods of research. See full profile


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Eve Tuck, PhD (City University of New York)

Associate Professor

Dr. Tuck’s areas of research are social theory about decolonization, Indigenous social thought, settler colonialism, anti-blackness, politics of research, the significance of land and place in social science research, participatory research ethics, theories of change, and the imperatives of the academy. See full profile


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Rinaldo Walcott, PhD (University of Toronto)
Associate Professor

Dr. Walcott's areas of research are cultural studies and theory; queer and gender theory, and transnational and diaspora studies. See full profile


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Njoki Nathani Wane, PhD (University of Toronto)
Professor

Dr. Wane's areas of research are gender, colonialism and development; black feminism; indigenous knowledge practices; African immigrant women in Canada; and anti-racism education. See full profile


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Terezia Zorić , MA (York University)
Associate Professor, Teaching Stream

Dr. Zoric’s area of research is social diversity in schooling. See full profile