Graduate Program in Gender Studies

The Gender Studies MA program at UNBC offers the opportunity to work with scholars in a variety of disciplines who share a focus on women and/or gender as a category of analysis.

The program has particular strengths in areas such as gender, literature, and cultural studies;  gender, history, and anthropology; gender, colonialism, and postcolonialism; gender and globalization; feminism, justice, and ethics; gender and health; and gender and international studies.  Gender Studies MA students have the opportunity to design a course of study that incorporates gender- or feminism-based methodologies and interdisciplinarity while developing expertise in an area of concentration.  While providing a transnational frame of reference, we also pay attention to the national and regional; students will therefore emerge from the program with both a broad analytical framework and a well-developed focus. 

Application deadlines are found in this calendar under "Semester Dates" or online at:, also under "Semester Dates." The Gender Studies MA Program accepts students for the September and January Semesters.

For additional information about graduate admissions or to download application materials, go to the Graduate Programs website at

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Gender Studies Master's Theses Completed at UNBC

(Click on the author's name to read the abstract)

Ginn, Patty Jean (1998)
"Wife battering, institutional appropriation, and treatment discourse: a struggle for discursive control"

Marucci, Georgina Elizabeth (2000)
"Lake Babine women's rites of passage: an archaeological inquiry"

Tepperman, Suzanne Louise (2000)
"Fatty fatty two-by-four, can't get through the bathroom door: a feminist analysis of the discourse on fat and the strategies used to challenge fatphobia"

Thacker, Julie Christine (2000)
"Mothers who live apart from their children"

Thien, Deborah Lynne (2000)
"Across the street : an intimate feminist geography in Aotearoa/New Zealand"

Domshy, Helen Christine (2001)
"(Re)imaging the breast : a feminist analysis of a cultural obsession"

Wei, Hsueh-lin (2001)
"Running with wounded feet : a Taiwanese daughter's views on familial issues of filial piety, home and marriage"

Chrisara, Adeja Houle (2002)
"Issues of voice, changes of heart : personal and political implications of women's feature film production in Canada"

Perry, Amber Leigh (2002)
"Meanings of health and well-being for rural lesbians in northern BC"

Box, Carol Lynn (2003)
"Madeline Izowsky, 1885-1979 : a Polish woman in western Canada"

Walther, Maria Elizabeth (2003)
"Towards body-recovery : a collage of orality : herstorical poetry-tellings within feminist and ecological feminist narratives"

Worfolk, Melinda Joy (2003)
"Almost fond of the damned town" : women's concepts of community in Mackenzie, British Columbia"

Onciul-Omelus, Jamie Marie Lynn (2005)
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" as "shero": re-defining the mythological hero

Plante, Jacqueline Rachelle (2005)
"Reconceiving utopian movement : realizing the transformative potential of literary and philosophical exchange"

Duke, Dolores Jean (2006)
"The representation of sexuality and gender in William Makepeace Thackeray's Vanity Fair"

Payson, Jennifer Elizabeth (2006)
"How should I eat these? With your mouth, asshole" : First Nations women's literature responds to colonial discourse

Harding, Zandra Dahne (2010)
"Voices and visions : transformative creativity in a northern context"

Myers, Charlene Dianne (2010)
"Gender harassment of women in unionized nontraditional professional occupations in British Columbia : an evaluation of legal redress procedures"

Sharp, Elezabeth Anna (2010)
"Masculine identity in a "woman's" role : stay-at-home dads in northern British Columbia"

Euverman, Susan Maureen (2011)
"Exploring gender equity in a multimodal novel study"

Oliver, Diandra Mary Ann (2011)
"Standing in the way of control : me + third-wave feminism"

Shaw, Anita Jane (2012)
"Adolescent girls' experiences of unwanted intercourse and unintentional pregnancy : a retrospective study"

Skorecka, Agata (2012)
"'Wwoofing' BC : an autoethnography"

Bradley, Reeanna Elizabeth (2014)
"ARTivism : gender and artistic expression at AWAC"

Doucette, Kathryn Suzanne (2014)
"Femininity and female identity of forest industry workers in northern British Columbia from 1960 to 2000"

Eka, Somina Aleleba (2014)
"Expressions of mother-daughter disconnections and homelessness in Prince George"

Taylor, Benjamin Duncan Scott (2014)
"The cultural evolution of masculine body image : an interdisciplinary analysis of male body image regulation within men's lifestyle magazines"

Adjei, Doris (2015)
The cycle of poverty and early marriage among women in Ghana (a case study of Kassena-Nankana)