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Ann Braithwaite

 Current project continues to explore the “disciplinarity” of “Women’s Studies” – including debates over naming the field, core concepts and language in the field, parameters of WS work and borders/overlaps with other (new) theoretical languages i.e. queer, trans, transnational, anti-racist etc theorizing as it constitutes “the subject” of the field.

Degrees: 

Ph.D (University of Rochester, Rochester, NY)
M.A. (McGill University, Montreal, QC)
Graduate Diploma (Concordia University, Montreal, QC)
B.A (Concordia University, Montreal, QC)

Position: 
Associate Professor, Coordinator
Department: 
Women's Studies
Faculty: 
Arts
Phone: 
(902) 628-4312
Research Interests: 
  • history of and current debates in Women’s Studies
  • theories of disciplines/(inter)disciplinarity
  • feminist theorizing – esp. third wave, post, feminism
  • popular culture and representations of bodies and identities
Citations: 

Books

(forthcoming – January 2012) Orr, Catherine, Ann Braithwaite, and Diane Lichtenstein, eds. Rethinking Women’s and Gender Studies. New York: Routledge, 2012 (includes co-authored introduction, section intros, conclusion)

Braithwaite, Ann, Susan Heald, Susanne Luhmann, and Sharon Rosenberg. (co-authors) Troubling Women’s Studies: Pasts, Presents and Possibilities. Toronto: Sumach Press, 2005. (includes co-authored introduction)

Articles/chapters

(forthcoming – January 2012) Braithwaite, Ann. “Discipline.” In Rethinking Women’s and Gender Studies. New York: Routledge, 2012

Braithwaite, Ann. “Origin Stories and Magical Signs for and in Women’s Studies.” In Barbara Crow and Lise Gotell, eds. Open Boundaries: A Canadian Women’s Studies Reader. 3rd ed. Toronto: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2008

Braithwaite, Ann. “’Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going’: Reflecting on Reflections about Women’s Studies and ‘the Women’s Movement.’” In Troubling Women’s Studies: Pasts, Presents and Possibilities. Toronto: Sumach Press, 2005.

Current Collaborators (non-UPEI): 

New book project: Women’s Studies without Feminism, co-writing with Catherine M. Orr, Professor and Chair, Women’s and Gender Studies, Beloit College, Beloit, WI

Recently completed book: Rethinking Women’s and Gender Studies, co-edited by Catherine M. Orr (see above) and Diane Lichtenstein, Professor, English and Women’s and Gender Studies, Beloit College, Beloit, WI