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CFR Associates

CFR's Associates are made up of York faculty, faculty of other universities, graduate and undergraduate students, and independent researchers. They are engaged in research in the field and participate in the intellectual life of the CFR.

Research Associates are part-time, full-time or emeritus faculty members or researchers at York University, or faculty or researchers elsewhere who are members of a CFR-housed research project. Research Associates submit and administer research grants through the Centre, or are active in a research cluster and in organizing workshops and conferences.

Faculty Associates are part-time, full-time or emeritus faculty members at York University, or elsewhere. For faculty members at other universities, membership is either through invitation, or by application, and requires substantive and continuing participation in the intellectual life of the Centre.

Graduate Associates are graduate students completing their degrees at York University or those at other post-secondary institutions who are employed on CFR research projects. Those enrolled in the Gender, Feminist and Women's Studies program receive automatic membership status and other York graduate whose program of learning and research intersects with those of the CFR may apply.

Visiting Scholars are full-time or emeritus faculty members at another University or senior (non-student) researchers not affiliated with a university who would like to be located at York University for a temporary period. CFR visitors include Visiting Post-Doctoral Scholars with recent Ph.D.’s who would like to be associated with the Centre for a limited time period and also Visiting Graduate Students who are enrolled at another University and visiting York University though an international exchange.

Community Associates are activists, teachers, public officials, or senior researchers not affiliated with a university whose activities relate substantively to the research and teaching concerns of the CFR. This membership category recognizes the important contributions community members make to the on-going intellectual and scholarly life of the Centre.

The Visiting Scholar competition for 2023-24 is closed.

Visiting scholar and postdoctoral scholar applications for July 1, 2024-June 30, 2025 will be due due January 15, 2024.
All other associate applications will be due due October 2, 2023 and January 15, 2024.

To apply to become a CFR associate, please download and complete the appropriate form below and email it to

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.  We invite applicants who have/will have acquired a doctorate in sexuality studies and/or transgender studies by September 2023 to apply.  Junior and senior scholars are welcome to apply.  The Visiting Scholar position is intended to provide an institutional base for junior scholars doing postdoctoral research or senior scholars on sabbatical or research leave.

The Centre for Feminist Research and the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies will offer:

  • a shared workspace (if applicable, given Covid-19 regulations)
  • access to the York library system
  • limited administrative support
  • an opportunity to present your research (remotely) in the Program and in undergraduate and graduate classrooms
  • contact with other scholars within York University doing sexuality studies and in the Centre for Feminist Research

Visiting scholars will be expected to present their research at a seminar or public lecture organized by the Sexuality Studies Program and the CFR, and to actively participate in activities organized by the Sexuality Studies Program and the CFR. Unfortunately, we do not have funds for a stipend or honorarium for the position. 

Complete applications will include:

  • an up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • a proposal (2-3 pages) outlining the research project you plan to undertake while Visiting Scholar in the Sexuality Studies Program at York University
  • two recent publications
  • the names and contact information (email and telephone) of 2 references.

The application deadline is Monday, May 24, 2023.

Applications should be sent electronically to: