March 8 is International Women’s Day and Carleton experts are available to speak on a variety of topics that relate to the 2023 theme of embracing equity.  

If you are interested in speaking with the experts below, please feel free to reach out directly. If you require other assistance, please email Jena Lynde-Smith, Communications Officer, at jena.lyndesmith@carleton.ca. 

Katie Bausch  

Instructor, Feminist Institute of Social Transformation 
Email: katharinebausch@cunet.carleton.ca  

Bausch is trained as a feminist historian and interdisciplinary scholar whose research examines the intersections of masculinity, whiteness, and anti-Black racism in U.S. popular culture. She is available to discuss issues related to gender relations, feminism, and human inequalities. 

More information on Bausch: https://carleton.ca/fist/people/katharine-bausch/

Manjeet Birk 

Assistant Professor, Feminist Institute of Social Transformation 
Email: manjeetbirk@cunet.carleton.ca  

Birk is an interdisciplinary scholar whose work centers the lived experience of racialized and Indigenous girls and women in Canada. Her research focuses on women’s organizing, social justice and institutional racism using critical race, intersectional and decolonizing theories and methodologies. She is available to speak about these topics.  

More information on Birk: https://carleton.ca/fist/people/manjeet-birk/

Rebecca Bromwich  

Adjunct Professor, Law and Legal Studies 
Email: rebeccabromwich@cunet.carleton.ca  

Bromwich is a professor in Carleton’s Department of Law and Legal Studies and Manager of Diversity and Inclusion for the law firm Gowling WLG (Canada and Russia). She is available to discuss issues related to family and divorce law and prenuptial agreements, as well as feminist perspectives on women as mothers.  

More information on Bromwich: https://carleton.ca/law/people/bromwich-rebecca/

Merridee Bujaki 

Professor, Accounting  
Email: merridee.bukaki@carleton.ca  

Bujaki’s work has examined the careers of academic women and women accountants, with a focus on mental health and work. She is available to discuss women on boards, how concepts of merit may disadvantage women and the depiction of women in corporate annual reports 

More information on Bujaki: https://sprott.carleton.ca/profile/merridee-bujaki/

Linda Duxbury  

Chancellor’s Professor, Sprott School of Business 
Email: lindaduxbury@cunet.carleton.ca  

Duxbury is a professor of management at Carleton and has published widely in the areas of work-family conflict, change management and supportive work environments. She is available to speak about work-life balance and how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted this balance for women and mothers.  

More information on Duxbury: https://sprott.carleton.ca/profile/linda-duxbury/

Melissa Haussman  

Professor, Political Science  
Email: melissahaussman@cunet.carleton.ca  

Haussman is a professor of political science and has been an active participant in women’s campaigns for national office in the U.S. and Canada. Her new book, Walking the Gendered Tightrope: Nancy Pelosi and Theresa May as Legislative Leaders, will be published later this year. Haussman is available to discuss issues related to women’s access to political power in North America and the tightropes on which women political leaders walk.  

More information on Haussman: https://carleton.ca/polisci/people/haussman-melissa/

Laura Horak 

Associate Director, Film Studies  
Email: laurahorak@cunet.carleton.ca  

Horak is a professor of film studies and director of the Transgender Media Lab and Transgender Media Portal. She is co-curator of the 99-film Bluray set Cinema’s First Nasty Women (Kino Lorber, 2022). Horak is available to speak about the history transgender and queer film and media in the United States, Canada, and Sweden.  

More information on Horak: https://carleton.ca/filmstudies/people/laura-horak/

Amina Mire 

Associate Professor, Sociology and Anthropology  
Email: aminamire@cunet.carleton.ca  

Mire’s research interested include women and health, racialization and bio-medicalization of women’s bodies, women science and technology, sociology of gender, and skin and anti-aging. She is available to speak about any of these topics.  

More information on Mire: https://carleton.ca/socanth/profile/mire-amina/

Dawn Moore 

Professor, Law and Legal Studies 
Email: dawnmoore@cunet.carleton.ca  

Moore is available to discuss issues related to domestic violence and sexual assault, the incarceration of women and the overrepresentation of Indigenous women in the criminal justice system, and how dangerous the criminal justice system is for women who are victims of crimes.  

More information on Moore: https://carleton.ca/law/people/moore-dawn/

Farida Nekzad 

Journalist-in-Residence, Journalism 
Email: faridanekzad@cmail.carleton.ca  

Nekzad is a journalist-in-residence and master’s student in Carleton’s School of Journalism and Communication. She is a veteran Afghan journalist and human rights advocate. Nekzad is available to speak about the safety of women journalists and the state of affairs for women in Afghanistan.  

More information on Nekzad: https://carleton.ca/sjc/profile/nekzad-farida/

Rowan Thomson 

Professor, Physics  
Email: rthomson@physics.carleton.ca  

Thomson is a professor and Canada Research Chair in Carleton’s Department of Physics, and Associate Dean of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in the Faculty of Science. She is available to speak about advancing EDI in science.  

More information on Thomson: https://physics.carleton.ca/people/faculty-members/rowan-thomson

Winnie Ye 

Professor, Electronics  
Email: winnie.ye@cunet.carleton.ca  

Ye is a professor and Canada Research Chair in Carleton’s Department of Electronics. She is the elected chair of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Canada Women in Engineering since 2021 and is the faculty councillor for Carleton’s award-winning IEEE student branch. She is available to discuss her work with IEEE.  

More information on Ye: https://carleton.ca/doe/people/winnie-ye/

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