March 8 is International Women’s Day and a broad range of Carleton experts are available to discuss a variety of related topics.

If you are interested in speaking with the experts below, please feel free to contact them directly. If you require other assistance, please email Steven Reid, Media Relations Officer, at

For other experts, please visit the Carleton Experts Database:

Katie Bausch
Instructor, Feminist Institute of Social Transformation at Carleton University


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.

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Clare Beckton
Executive in Residence, Centre for Research on Inclusion at Work (CRIW) at Carleton University


Beckton has extensive experience in a broad range of areas, including leading large organizations, strategic planning, governance, leadership to change systems, risk management, gender, diversity, inclusion, Indigenous policy issues and advancement of women’s leadership. She is the author of Own It, Your Success, Your Life, Your Future.

She served as the deputy head of Status of Women Canada, managing the departmental agency and providing advice to ministers. She led the development of public policy for the advancement of women and helped non-profits seek funding to benefit women.

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Rebecca Bromwich
Professor, Department of Law and Legal Studies at Carleton University


Bromwich is the former program director of the Graduate Diploma in Conflict Resolution. Her current role is manager, Diversity and Inclusion, for the law firm Gowling WLG. Bromwich has been a columnist for Lawyers Weekly and has authored and co-authored several books for students and legal system practitioners, including a new publication on corporate social responsibility.

Bromwich is available to speak on topics related to intersectionally approaching the inclusion of women in the work world as well as women in the private sphere of the home.

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Merridee Bujaki
Professor, Sprott School of Business at Carleton University


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

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Laura Horak
Director of the Transgender Media Lab and Transgender Media Portal, Professor, Film Studies at Carleton University


Horak is co-curator of Cinema’s First Nasty Women (Kino Lorber, 2022). The film will be screened on Friday, March 22, 2024, at 7 p.m. at the Mayfair Theatre.

Horak is available to speak about the history of transgender and queer film and media in the United States, Canada and Sweden.

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Amina Mire
Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University


Mire’s areas of research interest include women and health, racialization and bio-medicalization of women’s bodies and skin, anti-aging, women and the STEM fields, sociology of gender, gender and the cinema, as well as anti-racist and anti-colonial research.

Mire’s research projects include examining the social, ethical, political and pedagogical implications of anti-aging discourse and practice; investigating the extent to which the female body continues to be a contested site of social investment and regulation; and a project examining changing skin-whitening technologies by tracing their emergence from colonial encounters, in which white skin was accorded social and cultural capital, toward the contemporary global marketing of biotechnology products that promise smooth, brightened and youthful-looking skin to affluent women.

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Dawn Moore
Professor, Department of Law and Legal Studies at Carleton University


Moore is available to discuss gender-based violence, women in prison and the overrepresentation of Indigenous women in prison.

Her work draws on feminism, queer theory, Actor-Network Theory and cultural studies to explore the relationships between victim’s own ‘stories’ and the ways in which photos of their bodies are used to narrate how their injuries were acquired.

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Rowan Thomson
Professor, Department of Physics at Carleton University


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.

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Winnie Ye
Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Design at Carleton University


Ye is a professor and Canada Research Chair in Carleton’s Department of Electronics. She is the chair-elect of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Canada Women in Engineering. She is available to discuss her work with IEEE.

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