Principal, Simone de Beauvoir Institute
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Kimberley Manning is a founding board member of Gender Creative Kids Canada and has received several Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grants related to transgender children and youth. Most recently, she has been building a social action research program centered on the idea of the “Feminist University.”
Trained as a sinologist, Manning received a PhD in political science from the University of Washington in Seattle and subsequently served as a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford University in California.
Manning is the co-editor of Eating Bitterness, a volume on China’s Great Leap Forward and famine, has published in several of the leading journals devoted to the study of contemporary Chinese politics and history, and is author of a forthcoming monograph (with Cornell University Press), Revolutionary Attachments: Party Families and the Gendered Origins of Chinese State Power.
Radha Hegde - New York University
Professor, Department of Media, Culture and Communication
Radha Hegde is one of the founding members of Manavi, the first feminist South Asian group established in the United States.
She is the author of Mediating Migration (2016), editor of Circuits of Visibility: Gender and Transnational Media Cultures (2011) and co-editor of the forthcoming Routledge Handbook of Indian Diaspora. Hegde is currently co-editor of the journal Feminist Media Studies.
Feminist and social justice educator
Ileana Jiménez is a leader in feminist and social justice education, who writes and speaks widely about the national and global feminism-in-schools movement.
She inspires teachers to bring intersectional feminism to the K-12 classroom through her blog, Feminist Teacher, her Twitter handle @feministteacher and her #HSfeminism and #K12feminism hashtags.
Caroline Van Vlaardingen, BA 84
News reporter, CTV Montreal; part-time instructor, Concordia Department of Journalism
Caroline is a veteran news reporter at CTV Montreal and a part-time instructor at Concordia. She joined CFCF-TV (now CTV Montreal) soon after graduation. Over her 30-plus year career, she has researched, reported, anchored, produced and hosted for the station’s news broadcasts and covered a variety of beats.
As one of the first reporters on the scene at Montreal’s Polytechnique massacre, she holds a particular interest in matters of education, women, children and human rights. Recognized with many journalism awards, she received Concordia’s Benoît Pelland Distinguished Service Award in 2016. She volunteers for children’s organizations, among others, and has served on the boards of Aids Community Care Montreal and the Concordia University Alumni Association.