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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 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. 

PLEASE NOTE: The deadline to apply is May 24th, 2018.

Please see the application instructions for more information.


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.

2017-2018 Lillian Robinson Scholars

Dr. Eve Haque
Associate Professor in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics and the Department of Equity Studies at York University (Toronto, ON).

Dr. Rashida K. Braggs
Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Faculty Affiliate in Comparative Literature and American Studies, Williams University (Williamstown, MA)

Dr. Rachel da Silva Gorman (Lillian Robinson Scholar-in-Residence)

Associate Professor in the Graduate Program in Critical Disability Studies at York University (Toronto, ON).


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.


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