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Welcome to the Centre for Feminist Research

The Centre for Feminist Research / Le centre de recherches féministes promotes feminist activities and collaborative research at York University and works to establish research linkages between York scholars and local, national, international and transnational communities. Feminist research is conceived of in broad terms, as being concerned with issues of women, gender, class, race, sexuality, ability and feminism.

The CFR welcomes feminist initiatives from the arts, social sciences, professions, and science - bring your scholarship, creative works, policy papers, and ideas to share with like-minded colleagues! We especially welcome margin-to-centre feminist perspectives.

What We Do

  • Support and guide the development of grants including designing budgets and knowledge mobilization plans, and providing editing and project planning with content expertise
  • Provide post-award support for researchers who house their grants at the Centre for Feminist Research
  • Host events and provide administrative support in the planning of events, including applying for funding
  • Support the development of new research clusters to connect associates around topics of interest
  • Provide knowledge mobilization support through multiple platforms
  • Host Visiting Scholars, Visiting Graduate Students and Associates within York and beyond
  • Share feminist opportunities, events and calls in our bi-weekly newsletter
  • Disseminate research, insights and ideas through our Feminists in Focus Series
  • The CFR is part of a North American network of feminist research organizations
  • The CFR is the host institution for the interdisciplinary feminist sessions at the annual Congress for Humanities and Social Sciences

Call for Grad Student Representatives

The Centre for Feminist Research is looking for two Graduate Students to join its Executive Committee for the 2022-23 year. Applications are due Friday, September 30, 2022.

The Executive Committee is responsible for matters of regular management of the Centre and serves in a consultative and monitoring capacity in relation to the Director (and any Associate Directors). Graduate student representatives will represent grad student interests and can get involved with special projects like the 30th anniversary celebration, Climate Change Research Month, and the "Feminisms in Focus" blog and interview series.

If you are interested, please send your CV and a 1-page letter of application that includes: 1) a statement of interest explaining why you would like to join the CFR Executive; 2) Special projects you would like to be involved with or initiate; 3) Your past involvement with the Centre for Feminist Research (if applicable); and 4) Your past involvement in departmental committees or other Research Centres (if applicable)

Please email all applications and any questions to the CFR Coordinator Andi Schwartz at  

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