Faculty Statement in Support of Feminist Enquiry, Association, and Activism (28 March 2014)

As circulated on campus lists, 28 Mar. 2014:

We, the undersigned faculty at Queen’s University, believe in and strongly support feminist enquiry, association, and activism in all societies where people’s status is demeaned on the basis of gender. Feminism has a long and complex history. It, like other political philosophies, has many variants, traditions and streams. Feminists rarely speak with one voice, and they are certainly not only female. But what we have in common is a commitment to equality of all kinds and an abhorrence of violence, both individual and systemic. We see the marginalization of women as complex and intertwined with racialization, colonization, class inequalities, sexual orientation, and global location. Feminists agree that education is key to changing cultures of physical, emotional, and sexual violence and to maintaining hard won rights that must actively be protected. We are outraged at the recent attack on a female Queen’s student, as we are at all acts of violence. We write to show our support for feminist students and feminist work at Queen’s and for everyone who speaks out against violence, discrimination, and injustice. We are proud to have the chance to work with students who are committed to social justice and equality.

Annette Burfoot, Department of Sociology

Petra Fachinger, Department of English

Mary Louise Adams, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies

Asha Varadharajan, Department of English

Samantha King, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies

Karen Dubinsky, Department of Global Development Studies

Eleanor MacDonald, Department of Political Studies

Susan Lord, Department of Film and Media Studies

Ellen Goldberg, School of Religion

Katherine McKittrick, Department of Gender Studies

David McDonald, Department of Global Development Studies

Frank Burke, Department of Film and Media Studies

Dia Da Costa, Department of Global Development Studies

Stevenson Fergus, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies

Kip Pegley, School of Music

Beverley Mullings, Department of Gender Studies

Kim Renders, Department of Drama

Ishita Pande, Department of History

Genevieve Dumas, Dept. of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Kathleen Lahey, Faculty of Law

Elaine Power, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies

Natalie Rewa, Department of Drama

Paritosh Kumar, Department of Global Development Studies

Dorit Naaman, Department of Film and Media Studies

Gabrielle McIntire, Department of English

Audrey Kobayashi, Department of Geography

Scott Morgensen, Department of Gender Studies

Brigitte E. Bachmann, Dept. of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Lynne Hanson, Faculty of Law

James Miller, School of Religion

Jan Mennell, Dept. of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Sylvat Aziz, Department of Art

Joyce Davidson, Department of Geography

Lynda Jessup, Department of Art

Jeffrey Brison, Department of History

Roberta Hamilton, Department of Sociology

Geoffrey Smith, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies

Jane Tolmie, Department of Gender Studies

Richard Day, Department of Global Development Studies

Gary Kibbins, Department of Film and Media Studies

Marcus Taylor, Department of Global Development Studies

John Freeman, Faculty of Education

Marc Epprecht, Department of Global Development Studies

Elizabeth MacEachren, Faculty of Education

Mark Hostetler, Department of Global Development Studies

Monika Holzschuh Sator, Dept. of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Robert Lovelace, Department of Global Development Studies

Ariel Salzmann, Department of History

Mark Jones, Department of English

Patricia Rae, Department of English

Clive Robertson, Department of Art

Laura Cameron, Department of Geography

Alex Da Costa, Department of Global Development Studies and Cultural Studies

Sam McKegney, Department of English

Roberta Lamb, School of Music

Christine Overall, Department of Philosophy

Allison Morehead, Department of Art

Matt Rogalsky, School of Music

Margaret Little, Department of Gender Studies

Cathy Christie, Faculty of Education

Jane Errington, Department of History

Caroline-Isabelle Caron, Department of History

Melissa Lafrenière, Department of Geography

Cynthia Levine-Rasky, Department of Sociology

Elizabeth Hanson, Department of English

Leela Viswanathan, School of Urban and Regional Planning

Emily Hill, Department of History

Karen Frederickson, School of Music

Jacqueline Davies, Department of Philosophy

Shehla Burney, Faculty of Education

Beverley Baines, Faculty of Law

Susanne Soederberg, Department of Global Development Studies/Department of Political Studies

Sharry Aiken, Faculty of Law

Allison Goebel, School of Environmental Studies

Laura Murray, Department of English

Leda Raptis, Faculty of Health Sciences

Patricia Peppin, Faculty of Law

Adèle Mercier, Department of Philosophy

Harry McCaughey, Emeritus Professor, Department of Geography

Scott-Morgan Straker, Department of English

Glenn Willmott, Department of English

Robert May, Department of English

Christopher Fanning, Department of English

Carolyn Smart, Department of English

Sally Brooke Cameron, Department of English

Elizabeth Greene, Department of English

Sarah Johnson, Department of English

George Clark, Professor of English Emeritus

Mary Wilson Carpenter, as Professor of English Emerita

Maggie Berg, Department of English

Ruth Wehlau, Department of English

 

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