Professor Christine Welsh with student
Christine Welsh (left) is an award-winning filmmaker. Her research, teaching and films focus on Indigenous topics.

Gender studies faculty do research in the following areas, among others:

  • Indigenous women in Canada
  • Indigenous cinema
  • Documentary film production
  • Queer theory/Queer materialism
  • Feminist theory
  • Cultural studies
  • Gender, human rights, international development
  • Globalization and international political economy
  • Global governance and gender mainstreaming
  • Canadian gender, family, and legal history
  • Human rights and trafficking in persons
  • Transnational migration
  • Racialized and Indigenous girls and young women
  • Feminist Participatory Action Research
  • Asian North American feminisms
  • Sexual 'function' and 'dysfunction', sexual pain
  • Medicalization
  • Heteronormativity
  • Indian politics
  • Masculinities
  • Nationalism

Meet our researchers

Faces of UVic Research is a series of "elevator pitch" style videos showcasing the passion and commitment of UVic researchers. It's a great way to discover what some of our faculty are researching.

See more videos from the Gender Studies playlist on YouTube.