Editorial Team

Editors / Editorial Board

New Editorial Board members are selected by the current Board, in collaboration with the University Liaison and Managing Editor. An annual call for Board members is circulated online in the first quarter of each year. We also invite interested scholars to submit their CV to the Board at any time (via atlantis.journal@msvu.ca). Board members are appointed for a three-year term with the option to renew.

Atlantis acknowledges the historical and ongoing inequity at all stages of academic publishing. We are committed to addressing this issue through our editorial practices and the scholarship published in the journal. We invite applications and inquiries from all scholars in Women's and Gender Studies and related fields. In particular, we welcome applications from scholars working in Critical Race Studies, Critical Indigenous Studies, Critical Disability Studies or, more generally, whose research focuses on dismantling hierarchies and exclusions based on racism, sexism, colonialism and/or ableism.

Recognising the potential for conflict of interest and to maintain high standards of scholarly publication, Board members do not publish in Atlantis during their tenure on the Board (with the exception of Editorials for guest-edited issues).

The criteria for Editorial Board membership are:

  • Experience in scholarly intersectional and feminist studies with a post-graduate academic degree, or a graduate degree in progress combined with community-based work;
  • A publication record of research articles, books, or other types of scholarly work (including exhibits and performance pieces) related to the themes of intersectionality and feminism;
  • Familiarity with the editorial and publication processes of academic journals. Ideally, previous experience on an Editorial Board;
  • Current academic appointment at a university (or equivalent scholarly work).

Current Editorial Board members:

Christiana Abraham is Scholar in-residence, Critical Race Pedagogies at Concordia University. Her teaching and research specialities are in critical race studies, media, visual representations and culture; de/post-coloniality and gender; race, ethnicity and media and transnational and global-South media practices. A scholar, media practitioner, and independent curator, her scholarship is interested in the destabilization and re-visualization of visualities in anti-racist and de-colonial pedagogies. Her writings have been featured in the Journal of Critical Race Inquiry, Atlantis, and TOPIA (forthcoming). She is the curator of Protests and Pedagogy: Representations, Memories, and Meanings, an archival exhibition that commemorated the fiftieth anniversary of the Sir George Williams Student protest. Prior to this, she curated From the Archives to the Everyday: Caribbean Visualities and Meanings, a collection of vintage family photographs of Caribbean life.

Rohini Bannerjee (she.her.elle), born and raised in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, daughter of immigrants from Himachal Pradesh, India, is Associate Vice-President, Diversity Excellence and an Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies in the Department of Modern Languages & Classics at Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Canada. Rohini’s primary research focuses on the literatures and cultures of the Francophone Indian Ocean. When she is not teaching poetry and fiction, she attempts to write it herself. Her work has appeared with Cambridge Scholars, Caitlin Press and Canadian Scholars and Women's Press. Rohini self-identifies as a woman scholar of colour.

Emily M. Colpitts is a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow at McGill University and holds a PhD in Gender, Feminist, and Women’s Studies from York University. Her research and teaching focus on gendered and sexualized violence, intersectionality, activism, justice, and anti-feminist backlash. She is currently working on a book that critically examines contemporary anti-violence efforts at Canadian universities and mechanisms of institutional change. Emily’s scholarship is grounded in her advocacy and work as a board member of Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape. Her most recent work can be found in Gender and Education, Atlantis, Canadian Journal of Development Studies, and Engaged Scholar Journal (forthcoming).

Rachel Alpha Johnston Hurst (Interim Editor) is Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Her research is concerned with the relationships between power, embodiment, and (visual) culture, from the perspectives of psychoanalysis and decolonial thought.  She is author of Surface Imaginations: Cosmetic Surgery, Photography, and Skin (MQUP, 2015), editor of Representing Abortion (Routledge, 2021), and co-editor of Skin, Culture, and Psychoanalysis (Palgrave, 2013) as well as a special section of Atlantis (41.1). Her most recent essays have been published in History of Photography, Feminist Studies, Configurations, and Body & Society.

Asha Jeffers (Literary Editor) is a scholar and creative writer originally from Toronto who lives and works in Halifax. Her chapbook Mundane, Majestic was published by Anstruther Press in 2021. Her academic and creative writing appears in the Journal of Commonwealth Literature, South Asian Review, Critical Perspectives on David Chariandy, Critical Insights, and The Puritan. Her poetry was selected for the Nova Scotia Writers’ Federation’s Poetry in Motion public poetry project. She is an assistant professor of English and Gender and Women’s Studies at Dalhousie University. Her research focuses on literature about the children of immigrants – the second generation – across national and ethnic lines, with a particular emphasis on how gender construction intersects with second generation subjectivity.

Corinne L. Mason is a queer non-binary femme (they/she) and Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Mount Royal University. Her research program investigates how social justice concerns become ‘crises’ to be managed by institutions. They specialize in the areas of sexualized and gendered violence, 2SLGBTQIA+ in/exclusion, EDI, and reproductive justice. She is the author of Reproduction in Crisis: White Feminism and the Queer Politics of End Times (WLU Press, under review), Manufacturing Urgency: Violence Against Women and the Development Industry (University of Regina Press, 2017), the editor of Routledge Handbook of Queer Development Studies (Routledge, 2018), the co-editor of Unmasking Academia: Institutional Inequities Laid Bare During COVID-19 (University of Alberta Press, expressed interest), and a special issue of Atlantis (38.2). Corinne lives as an uninvited guest on Treaty 1 territory, the land of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and homeland of the Métis Nation.

Emma McKenna (Book Reviews Editor) is a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow in Criminology at the University of Ottawa and an Honorary Killam in English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta (2020-2022). She is currently working on a book examining the overlaps and tensions between second wave anti-violence feminisms and the sex workers’ rights movement in Canada, and wrapping up a collaborative SSHRC Partnership Engagement Grant with Prostitutes of Ottawa-Gatineau Work, Educate, Resist. Her writing can be found in Sexualities; On_Culture; Hypatia: Journal of Feminist Philosophy; Women: A Cultural Review; Atlantis: Journal of Gender, Culture, and Social Justice; Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies; and Journal of Gender Studies. She is also the author of the poetry collection Chenille or Silk. See www.emmamckenna.ca for updates.

Lori Lee Oates is an Instructor in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science at Memorial University of Newfoundland. She holds a PhD in Global and Imperial History from the University of Exeter and is currently publishing her first monograph with SUNY Press. Her research on the globalization of religion in the nineteenth century has been presented in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Europe. Lori Lee has published in The International History Review and is currently a member of the editorial board of the Network in Canadian History and Environment (NiCHE). She has worked in Office of the Minister at Status of Women Canada (now the Department of Women and Gender Equality) and served as national Vice Chair of Equal Voice. Lori Lee is an advisor to the Women’s History Project. Her current research interests include oil and masculine identity, the colonialism of climate change, and the political economy of a just transition off oil

Tegan Zimmerman is Chair of the Alexa McDonough Institute at Mount Saint Vincent University and Chair of the International Comparative Literature Association’s Comparative Gender Studies Research Committee. She specializes in contemporary gender theory and women’s writing, with a concentration on Caribbean literature and historical fiction. Her work has appeared in journals such as Feminist Theory, MELUS, Women’s Studies, and Atlantis. Her manuscript on Caribbean women’s historical fiction called Matria Redux: Caribbean Women Novelize the Past is forthcoming from Mississippi University Press in Fall 2023 and Chronotropics: Caribbean Women Writing Spacetime, a co-edited collection with Odile Ferly, is forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan.

Managing Editor

Katherine Barrett holds an interdisciplinary PhD from the University of British Columbia and is currently Adjunct Professor in Women's Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University. She has published scholarly research in both the natural and social sciences, as well as literary work in journals such as The New Quarterly and The Antigonish Review. Katherine is the founder and editor of Understorey Magazine.

University Liaison

Tanja Harrison is the University Librarian at Mount Saint Vincent University and a PhD Education student at MSVU. She holds degrees in classics, English, German, and art history from Bishop’s University as well as library and information studies from Dalhousie University. Tanja's current research is focused on developing a critical feminist history of early library education in Canada with a focus on Mi'kma'ki. the unceded territory of the Mi'kmaq People (pre-confederation Maritime Provinces and Newfoundland).

Communications Coordinator

Irma Liliana Juarez Cervantes holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Public Administration, Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), with a specialization in Gender in Economics at the Faculty of Economics. She also holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs from the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Spain and the University of Prince Edward Island; her thesis is titled Integration of Mexican Immigrant Women in Canada. She has worked at the National Commission for the Development of Indigenous Peoples and the Ministry of Social Development in the Mexican Federal Government, where she was in charge of social development programs in Indigenous, rural, and urban communities. Liliana is currently a Master of Arts candidate in Women and Gender Studies at Saint Mary’s University, researching the feminist movement in Latin America, as well as a professor at the Facultad de Estudios Superiores Aragón in the Law Deparment, UNAM.

Technical Support

Stanislav Orlov is a Systems Librarian at Mount Saint Vincent University. He has a Masters of Education from Moscow State Pedagogical University and a Masters of Information Studies from the University of Toronto. Besides ensuring seamless access to various e-resources, he teaches the Intro to Research in Info Age course. Stanislav’s research interests include Open Education Resources and Social Media in Libraries.