Gender and Diversity Studies


The Gender Studies research cluster taps into the breadth of cross-programme disciplines within the School of Humanities and the School of Social Sciences to establish gender and sexuality as fundamental categories of social and cultural analysis towards studying the diversity of human experience.  Drawing on history, literature, language, psychology, philosophy, cultural studies and sociology, this cluster addresses the intersections of gender, sexuality with other dimensions of identity formation, such as class, race, ethnicity, age, nationality and transnational movement.

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Coordinators:  Irda Nalls

Lim Chong Ming
Lim Chong Ming
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Jessica Hinchy
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Ting Chun Chun
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Geraldine Song

Geraldine Song
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Badrol Hisham
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Irda Nalls
Cluster Coordinator
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Stevi Jackson

Stevi Jackson
Affliate Member

CWS York University

Calls for Collaboration

The Gender and Diversity research cluster open call for collaboration and contacts.


This is an open call to invite undergraduate, postgraduates, and beginning researchers who are interested in Inclusive Education.

One might think that inclusive education only takes place in the classroom, but inclusive education ideally can happen anywhere and everywhere.

  • Inclusive home education
  • Inclusive education at workplace
  • Inclusive education in research
  • Inclusive education in medical
  • Inclusive education online

The list is not exhaustive. If you believe in creating a better future that embraces diversity and inclusivity, start here. This seminar workshop is a platform for you to share what inclusive education looks like and may look like in the future. A follow up seminar allows you to share your findings after trying out the practices that you discussed.

Compensation will be given to try out selected practices.

Do note that inclusive education includes but not limited to:

  • Gender
  • Orientation
  • Race
  • Class/SES
  • Ability
  • Age
  • Religion
  • Mental well-being

Interested individuals, click on the URL:

Dr. Irda Nalls - [email protected]
Call for Collaborations/Contacts: 

Southeast Asian Women in the economy during the Colonial Era 1800-1950