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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 Papers | "Irreverence" Conference

The theme of the third annual Critical Femininities conference is "Irreverence." To be irreverent is to show disrespect where respect is demanded, to be flippant in the face of serious situations, and to satirize what others hold sacred. Check out the CfP here. Abstracts are due May 10.

Call for Submissions | CFR's Congress 2023 Program

Are you attending Congress at York? Submit your conference activities to the CFR's Congress program. Fill out this form or send your details to

Call for Applications | 2023-24 Visiting Scholar in Sexuality Studies

The Sexuality Studies Program is pleased to announce a Visiting Scholar position in partnership with the Centre for Feminist Research (CFR) at York University for the 2023-24 academic year. Applications are due May 24. See details and requirements here.

Become an Associate

Learn about our CFR Associate categories and apply to join a network of feminist researchers at York and beyond

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Support the CFR

Become a monthly donor or make a one-time gift in support of feminist research, awards, and events