Reema Faris



Reema Faris is a PhD candidate with the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (GSWS) at Simon Fraser University (SFU). She holds an MA in Graduate Liberal Studies from SFU, a BA, and MBA from other Canadian universities and has worked as a Teaching Assistant in various SFU departments. Her 2017 TEDxGastownWomen presentation demonstrates her interest in popular culture and feminism and her most recent research inquiry centres on the figure of the woman reader. Before resuming her academic career, Ms. Faris served one term as Trustee for the West Vancouver Board of Education after many years as a communications professional with a variety of public and private sector organizations. She is also a mother who is guiding a fourth-year undergraduate through life as an artist. A past member of Vancouver Opera’s Board of Directors and a Philosophers’ Café moderator, she is an avid traveller, a chocolate enthusiast, and often dreams of Paris.