Women & Gender Studies Institute

Nicole Charles

email : n.charles@utoronto.ca

Nicole Charles is an Assistant Professor of Women and Gender Studies in the Department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga, with a graduate appointment in the Women and Gender Studies Institute at the St. George campus.

Her research engages transnational feminism, Caribbean studies and science and technology studies with an emphasis on cultures of biomedicine, health, and the politics of race and biotechnologies. Her forthcoming book manuscript examines the (post)colonial, transnational and affective politics behind the promotion and refusal of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in Barbados.

Her research engages transnational feminism, Caribbean studies and science and technology studies with an emphasis on cultures of biomedicine, health, and the politics of race and biotechnologies. Her forthcoming book manuscript examines the (post)colonial, transnational and affective politics behind the promotion and refusal of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in Barbados.

Current Courses:

WGS205H5: Introduction to Feminism and Popular Culture

WGS337H5: Special Topics in Women and Gender Studies – Cultures of Race and Surveillance

WGS470H5: Feminism and Popular Culture

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