Corinne L. Mason

(Colin Corneau/Brandon University)

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Dr. Mason is an Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and Sociology at Brandon University. She received her PhD (2013) from the Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies at the University of Ottawa, a Master’s from the Women’s and Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto (2009), and a BAH (2008) from Queen’s University in Global Development Studies.

She conducts transnational critical race feminist analyses of development discourses and popular news media, focusing specifically on representations of LGBTIQ rights, violence against women, reproductive justice, and foreign aid. Her work has been published in Feminist Formations, International Feminist Journal of Politics, Feminist Media, Feminist Teacher, Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture & Social Justice, Critical Studies in Media Communication, Surveillance & Society, and Canadian Journal of Communication.

Dr. Mason is the author of Manufacturing Urgency: Violence Against Women and the Development Industry (University of Regina Press, 2017) and the editor of the forthcoming collection Queer Development Studies: A Reader (Routledge).

In 2016, she was awarded an Insight Development Grant from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada ($21,597) for her project “Queering the Mainstream: LGBT Rights and the Development Industrial Complex.” This project was also awarded a Brandon University Research Council (BURC) grant ($7,500). Related to this project, Dr. Mason held a Visiting Research Fellowship in Spring 2015 at the Institute of Development Studies at University of Sussex (Brighton, UK).

Dr. Mason founded and leads Brandon University’s Positive Space and Yes Means Yes! campaigns. She works closely with the LGBTTQ* and Women’s collectives on campus, and is the faculty advisor of the Gender and Women’s Studies Alliance.

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