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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


Job Posting - Bilingual Research Assistant

CFR Associate Professor Shirin Shahrokni is hiring a bilingual research assistant for May 2023-May 2024. Click here for details.

Call for Writers

The Centre for Feminist Research is looking for writers, including faculty , graduate students and undergraduates, to contribute to our interview series, Feminisms in Focus, our blog series, Feminist Dispatches, and to cover events for Climate Change Research Month in March 2023. We are looking for short-form writing that is lively, conversational, and/or journalistic. Our aim is to bring feminist knowledges from the academy to general publics and to alert feminists to community concerns they should know about. Check out our blog here and Climate Change Research Month 2022 here.

Why this might interest you: 

  • You can reach out to feminists of all genders that you would like to hold a brief conversation with and publish that conversation, including researchers, community knowledge holders, artists
  • You can amplify the voices of feminists of all genders in public-facing writing
  • You can participate in highlighting climate change, arguably the existential crisis of our times and for future generations
  • You can write this publication on your CV as an instance of knowledge mobilization
  • You will learn how to become a better writer
  • You will receive editing advice from experienced editors
  • You can contribute according to your own schedule and as often or as little as you like

To write for us, please fill in this form. Please send any questions to:

March 2023
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