Editorial Team

Editors / Editorial Board

Editorial Board members are selected by submitting their CV to the Board (via the Managing Editor (atlantismanagingeditor@gmail.com). An annual call for Board members will be circulated online and in the first quarter of each year. Board members are appointed for a three-year term with the option to renew.

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);
  • Proficiency in the English language.

Current Editorial Board members:

Rachel Alpha Johnston Hurst 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.

Jennifer L. Johnson, PhD, holds degrees in Women’s and Gender Studies from York University, the University of Oxford (United Kingdom) and Queen’s University. Her community-based research and teaching are guided by deep commitments to critical pedagogies and methodologies that open onto better understandings of gender, race, and sexuality in un/paid work, space and place, and equitable workplaces. She is co-editor of Feminist Issues: Gender, Race, and Class 6th edition (Pearson Education, 2016), Feminist Praxis Revisited: Critical Reflections on University-Community Engagement (WLUP, 2018) and Maternal Geographies: Mothering In and Out of Place (Demeter Press, 2019). Jen Johnson lives in Sudbury Ontario, on the traditional territories of Atikameksheng Anishnawbek First Nation and Wahnapitae First Nation, and in acknowledgement of the Robinson-Huron Treaty of 1850.

Maki Motapanyane is Associate Professor in the Department of Women’s Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University. Her research spans the fields of feminist theory and methodology, colonialism/anti-colonial social movements/decolonization, motherhood, and cultural studies. Recent publications examine Canadian childcare policy, and EDI policies in academe. She is the editor of Motherhood and Lone/Single Parenting: A 21st Century Perspective (Demeter Press, 2016), Mothering in Hip-Hop Culture: Representation and Experience (Demeter Press, 2012), and co-editor (with Roksana Badruddoja) of "New Maternalisms": Tales of Motherwork (Dislodging the Unthinkable) (Demeter Press, 2016).  Web: www.makimotapanyane.com 

Ardath Whynacht is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Mount Allison University. She is the PI on a current SSHRC project on transformative justice and feminist abolitionist approaches to family violence. She also holds two additional research grants (SSHRC and NBHRF) in partnership with collaborators that address mental health challenges of LGBTQ2S youth in the Maritimes (www.imaginingfutures.ca). Her forthcoming book (fall 2021) explores post-carceral approaches to intimate partner homicide. She is the current Chair of the Governance Committee on the Avalon Sexual Assault Centre Board of Directors.

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. She is also a PhD student enrolled in the Nova Scotia Inter-University Doctoral Program in Educational Studies within the foundations of leadership area of study. 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 library education in Canada during the early twentieth century with a focus on the Maritime provinces.

Derek Fisher is the Acting Associate Vice-President, Research, and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Mount Saint Vincent University. His research is focused on two primary areas: how brain function changes in the context of mental illness and neurological illness, and how common drugs change brain activity.

Administrative Assistant

Jessica Long completed her Master of Arts in Communication Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University and her undergraduate studies at Acadia University. Jessica is currently working as the Research Capacity Liaison in the MSVU Research Office.

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.

Social Media Coordinator

Jaspreet Singh is an intern at the Mount Saint Vincent University Research Office. He is perusing his BSc (Mathematics) at MSVU. Jaspreet is an international student; through working at Research Office, he is gaining new skills and experience.