Simone de Beauvoir Institute

Visiting scholars

A feminist scholar whose career spanned over 35 years, Dr. Lilian Robinson was Principal of the SdBI, home of the first Women’s Studies program in Canada, from 2000-2006. She was widely recognized as one of the leading feminist theorists of the twentieth century, and her essays and books have inspired feminist scholarship around the world.


The SdBI has created a visiting scholars program as a living memorial to her. Please read the following article for more information on the life and work of Dr. Lillian Robinson.

2014-2015 Lillian Robinson Scholars
  • Dr. Sarah Carmona (Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Manouba, Tunis)
  • Dr. Angela Cameron (Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa)

Previous Lillian Robinson Scholars

The SdBI has in the past welcomed Lillian Robinson scholars who were academic researchers well known for their feminist scholarship and activism. Click here for more information on those scholars and the research they conducted while at the SdBI.


The Lillian Robinson Scholars Program

This program is designed to attract distinguished visiting scholars working on a range of feminist research topics to the SdBI. The program supports stays of varying lengths for scholars with a PhD. In 2015-2016, the program provides the selected visiting scholar with a small stipend of $1000.

Please see the 2015-2016 application instructions for more information.

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