Director: Dr. Meg Luxton
Dr. Luxton is currently the Director of the School of Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies at York University. She recieved her Ph.D., and MA Philosophy and in Social Anthropology from the University of Toronto. Dr. Luxton has published widely on the women's movement in Canada and internationally; women’s labour, both paid and unpaid and labour relations; family, and class. Her current research examines the impact of social policy on informal caregiving practices and the relative economic security or precariousness of older immigrants.
2006 – 2007:
Dr. Luxton began her term in August of 2006. Much of the year was focused on CFR's transition to its current location in the York Research Tower as well as finding a new director.
Despite the hectic transitory period, the Centre housed a range of research projects including:
(1) Building Opportunities Collaborative Feasibility Study;
(2) The Feminist Journals Network (FJN);
(3) Penetrating Neoliberalism: Changing relations of Gender, Race, Ability and Class;
(4) “Education as Regeneration": Processes of Decolonization; and
(5) the Program for North American Mobility in Higher Education's “Women’s Human Rights, Citizenship, and Identities in a North American Context.”
Similar to previous years, CFR was honoured to host a number of scholars from around the world including: Dr. Savita Singal, Professor of Family Resource Management, and former Dean at CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, India; Dr. Diana Lee-Smith working on a Ford Foundation grant to write a book on gender, land tenure, housing in Sub-Saharan Africa; Elyem Atakav, PhD candidate and a lecturer in Film Studies, Faculty of Media, Arts and Society, Southhampton Solent University, Southhampton, England; Lata Narayanaswamy, PhD candidate in the Department of Geography and Anthropology, University of Durham, UK; Payoshni Mitra, PhD candidate at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India; Dr. Tanja Cvetkovic, Lecturer of English Language at the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Nis, Serbia; and Dr. Anh Hua, PhD Women’s Studies, York University.