Jessica Tomlin

Executive Director · The MATCH International Women's Fund

Jess Tomlin works with women on the margins both in Canada and around the world.

International Development Strategic & Business Planning Program & Project Management Gender Equality Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs)

Sylvia Bawa

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology · York University

Dr. Bawa teaches sociology at York University

Human Rights Women's Empowerment postcolonial feminisms African feminisms Development Theory

Karen Musalo

Professor of Law, International Law Professorship Chair and Director of the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: musalok@uchastings.edu / 415-565-4720 / Office 403-100

Refugee Law and Policy Gender Asylum Women's Rights Child Migrant's Rights Gender Justice / Central America

Kelly Shannon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Executive Director, Center for Peace, Justice, & Human Rights (PJHR) · Florida Atlantic University

Kelly Shannon, Ph.D., specializes in the history of U.S. foreign relations with the Islamic world and women's human rights.

Diplomatic History Women's Rights Modern Islamic World 20th Century U.S. U.S. Foreign Relations

Feryal Cherif

Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations and Director of the International Relations Program · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Gender and Human Rights International Relations Politics of Middle East

Carla Bittel

Professor of History · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

History of Medicine and Science Gender Issues History of Women's Health Nineteenth-Century U.S. History

Amira Elghawaby

Communications Director · The National Council of Canadian Muslims

Amira Elghawaby leads the NCCM’s media relations, public engagement and strategic communications.

Ethnic Media & Diversity Anti-discrimination Civic Engagement Human Rights Civil Rights

Elizabeth (Libby) Sharrow

Associate Professor of History and Public Policy · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Libby Sharrow examines the ways public policy has shaped understandings of gender, race, sexuality, disability and class in U.S. politics.

History of Title IX Politics of Sport Transgender Athletes Politics of Sex and Gender Public Policy and Disability

Christopher Kaczor

Chair, Department of Philosophy · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Bioethics Ethics Positive Psychology & Spirituality Catholic Church

Kerri Froc

Postdoctoral Fellow · Carleton University

Kerri Froc's research interests include feminist legal theory and women's constitutional rights claims

Constitutional Law Government Relations Legal Research Legal Writing Administrative Law

Janet Butler-McPhee

Director of Communications and Advocacy · Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network / Réseau juridique canadien VIH/sida

International non-profit communicator and human rights advocate for people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS.

HIV/AIDS Health Policy and Human Rights Hiv / Aids Non-Profit Advocacy Non-Profit Advocacy and Social Justice

CJ Blennerhassett

Registered Midwife · Association of Nova Scotia Midwives

Registered Midwife and activist with a focus on informed choice, reproductive rights, & the provision of inclusive care for LGBTQ families.

Pregnancy Pregnancy and Abuse Pregnancy and Postpartum Issues pregnancy and sport Pregnancy Loss

Regula (Reggie) Modlich

Urban Planner · Toronto Women's City Alliance

Urban planner, focusing on gender issues, active in the Toronto Women's City Alliance

Community Outreach Women's Rights Equality Rights Sociology Institutional Development

Arezoo Najibzadeh

Women in Politics Advocate · Young Women's Leadership Network (Femmepower)

Arezoo works on addressing the barriers against young women's involvement in grassroots and institutional politics.

Women in Politics Canadian Politics Politics & Public Policy Women's Rights Young Women

Peggy Cooke

Social Media Coordinator · Women Help Women: SASS

Feminist abortion activist with over a decade of administrative and advocacy experience in reproductive rights.

Abortion Social Justice Feminism Abortion in Canada Reproductive Health

Petra Molnar

Associate Director · Refugee Law Lab, Osgoode Hall Law School

Refugee and migration issues; technology and human rights; immigration detention; and the relationship between law, society, and culture

Technology and human rights Anthropology of Migration Ethnography and Ethnographic Writing Women's Rights Refugee and Human Rights Issues

Kathryn Libal, Ph.D.

Director, Human Rights Institute and Professor, Social Work & Human Rights · University of Connecticut

Professor Libal researches human rights norms and practices, including the ability to secure adequate food and housing.

U.S. Resettlement of Refugees Asylum Seekers Women's Rights Children's Rights Migrant Children

Samantha Karlin

Founder · Empower Global

Leadership, DEI, Global Women's Issues Trainer, Podcast Host, Commentator

Leadership Development Women Diversity & Inclusion Women's rights and equality Positive Psychology

Catherine Cerulli

Director, Susan B. Anthony Center · University of Rochester

Cerulli is an expert in women's rights and equality, suffrage, and domestic violence

Women's rights and equality Domestic Violence Psychiatry Women's and Gender Studies Women work and welfare

Andrea Hershatter

Associate Professor in the Practice of Organization & Management; Senior Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education · Emory University, Goizueta Business School

Design Thinking Management Education Economics Millennial Generation Entertainment