For 20 years, CFR has worked together with the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, and the Graduate Program in Gender, Feminist and Women's Studies to create research opportunities for the study of women, gender, and feminism.
Established in 1991, the Centre for Feminist Research has been inspired by the feminist movement, which led to the creation of the establishment of feminist scholarship around the world; and the gay and lesbian rights movement, which led to the development of queer studies scholarship; and the anti-racist feminist movement, which has led to critical race theory. In particular, the mandate of the Centre for Feminist Research is to promote transnational, interdisciplinary and intersectional feminist research. Our scholarly study of gender is part of a larger feminist agenda aimed at promoting global justice and equality for all people. Our mandate is also to inform public discussion as well as policy development and practice innovation by international, governmental, advocacy and service organizations.
See the timeline of York University Women's Studies Program (PDF) created by Dr. Rusty Shteir with Nataly Kim and Tasia Alexopoulos.