Cressida Heyes Phd

Renée McBeth Beausoleil

Governance processes can either hinder or support the relationships that enable healthy communities. My research asks: is it possible to build forms of governance that can effectively respond to inequalities related to colonialism, racism, gender and class? To facilitate specific research results, this question can be framed more precisely: what principles and processes can help respond to conflict and build horizontal relationships in the governance of housing and support services? Put most simply, in the context of specific downtown communities: how do we govern our relationships with each other?

Stephanie Gale Dover

My research interests lie in the philosophy of race and gender, identity politics, feminist theory, and the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein. I am interested in how we understand concepts and social categories, like race and gender, and how we can choose to reconceive of them to serve different political purposes.