Visiting Scholars

Bank of Montreal Visiting Scholar in Women's Studies for the academic year 2017-2018

In 1992, the Bank of Montreal established a Women's Studies Scholars Program at the University of Ottawa to encourage research that would have direct positive impacts for women. Since that time, the Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies has conducted an annual competition offering the opportunity to a feminist researcher having completed her or his Ph.D. to pursue his or her studies in an interdisciplinary, multicultural and bilingual environment, while sharing the research results with the university community.

The Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies is pleased to announce that  Dr. Nena Mocnik has been selected as the 2017-2018 Bank of Montreal Visiting Scholar in Women’s Studies. 

Dr. Nena Močnik is a postdoctoral researcher at Turku Institute for Advanced Studies and assistant professor at School of History, Arts and Culture Studies, University of Turku, Finland. Her new book, “Sexuality after War Rape: From Narrative to Embodied Research” (Routledge 2017) addresses the sexuality of survivors, and challenges the stereotypical and victimized images and narrations and their harmful effects on the political, social and economic status of the survivors. She facilitated numerous trainings and workshops from community theatre and applied drama internationally and authored several forum theatre performances and her own monodrama “Canned”. In Fall 2016 she was a New Europe College EnTe Fellow, where she drafted her current project on the role of motherhood and collective memory in continuation of culture of violence and (un)successful reconciliation aftermath of war. 

Dr. Mocnik will be giving several talks while at the University of Ottawa. 

She will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming international workshop:

“21st Century Reflections on Sexual Violence in Wars, its Transgenerational and Transnational Impact” that will take place between March 13-16, 2018 at the University of Ottawa, and will also deliver a workshop entitled

"Achieving Truth: Embodied Art Research and Creating the Physicality of War on Stage" on March 16, 2018 at the University of Ottawa.

A very warm welcome to Dr. Mocnik!

To reach Dr. Nena Mocnik

Past Recipients

Bank of Montreal Visiting Scholar in Women’s Studies  (1995 – 2017)

In 1992, the Bank of Montreal established a Women's Studies Scholars Program at   the University of Ottawa to encourage research that would have direct, positive impacts on women.

Year Visiting Scholars

Agnès Berthelot-Raffard (PhD), Independent Researcher with the Institute for Health and Social Policy, McGill University

La nature et la responsabilité des injustices de genre dans l’économie mondialisée du care


Diane Watt  (PhD), Postdoctoral Scholar and Sessional Instructor at the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary

Engaging marginalized Muslim female youth perspectives in Teacher Education through youth media activism 


Jone Martínez Palacios (PhD), Professeure adjointe, Département des sciences politiques et communications, Université du Pays Basque, Espagne

Une approche féministe des processus d’innovation démocratique : structures et stratégies de la participation des femmes aux processus d’innovation démocratique


Gada Mahrouse (PhD), Associate Professor, Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Concordia University, Canada

The “Emotional Labor” performed by and for Western Humanitarian NGOs


Julie Abbou (PhD), Chercheure associée au Laboratoire Parole et Langage (Aix-en-Provence), France

La perturbation du genre en langue : variations politiques et linguistiques


Isabelle Perreault (PhD), Boursière postdoctorale, Faculté des sciences de la santé, Université d’Ottawa, Canada

Psychochirurgie et genre : analyse des discours et des pratiques sur la lobotomie à l’Hôpital Saint-Jean-de-Dieu, 1940-1960


Caroline Caron (PhD), Boursière postdoctorale, Institut d’études des femmes, Université d’Ottawa, Canada

Démobilisées? Une étude des pratiques de citoyenneté engagées dans la production de médias par des adolescentes et des jeunes femmes francophones canadiennes


Katherine Brasch (PhD), Independent Scholar, Toronto, Canada

Ideologies of gender, motherhood and family to better understand their role on migration and integration. Proposed study of single migrant mothers without permanent status in Canada will highlight the implications of transnational ideological influences.


Christine Wächter (PhD), Associate Professor, Institute of Science and Technology, Klagenfurt

University, Austria Comparison of the status of women engineers in research in Canada to the information that I have on the status of their counterparts in Austria.


Katherine Mohindra (PhD), Chercheure automne, Montréal, Canada

Santé des femmes en Inde


Maryanne Dever (PhD), Associate Professor, School of Humanities and Social Science, University of

Sydney, Australia Gender differences in early post-PhD employment and the influence of PhD context and family on women’s academic careers.


Justyna Sempruch Szachowicz (PhD), Postdoctoral Researcher, Centre for Gender Studies, University of Basel, Switzerland

The Politics of Parenthood and Its Impact on Women’s Employment: Case Studies in Switzerland, Poland and Canada.


Sirma Bilge (PhD), Boursière postdoctorale, Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire de la violence familiale et de la violence faite aux femmes, Université de Montréal, Canada

La violence faite aux femmes minoritaires : analyse du discours judiciaire canadien.


Salimata Thiam (PhD), Professeure spécialiste en civilisations africaines, Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Sénégal

L’utilisation de la contraception chez la femme musulmane au Sénégal


Maria Nengeh Mensah (PhD), Chercheure automne, Montréal, Canada

Analyse du discours féministe sur la prostitution au Québec : affrontements et réconciliations dans la littérature scientifique, les médias et les propos des acteurs sociaux impliqués.


Tina O’Toole (PhD), Principal Researcher for Women in Irish Society, National University of Ireland, Ireland

Comparison between the history of women’s movement in Canada and in Ireland.


Kathleen O’Grady (PhD), Independent Scholar, Toronto, Canada

French Feminisms and Religion


Marilyn MacDonald (PhD), Professor, Feminist Science Studies, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Feminist Activism, Science & Technology; to create bridges between Women’s Studies and Science and Engineering


Patricia Whitney (PhD), Independent Scholar and Part-time Professor, English Department and Women’s Studies Program, University of Ottawa, Canada

Lives of Aboriginal Women Victimized by the Canadian Justice System; Federal Inmates of the Prison for Women in Kingston


Marymay Downing (PhD), Part-time Professor, Women’s Studies Program, University of Ottawa, Canada

Canadian Women’s Activism in Relation to the Issue of Pornography

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