Congress 2019: SFU GSWS Grads in Action

May 24, 2019

by Reema Faris, PhD student, on behalf of the GSWS Grad Caucus

The host for Congress 2019 ( is the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and the theme is “Circles of Conversation”. The conference takes place from June 1 to 7, 2019, on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, the Sḵwxw̱ ú7mesh (Squamish) and the sə̓lílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations.

Congress is the annual meeting for over 70 scholarly associations in the Humanities and Social Sciences in Canada. In its 88th year, the conference is a large gathering where scholars, researchers, policy-makers, and practitioners engage in an exchange of ideas. They also forge connections for partnerships and collaborations, linking theory and practice, to benefit communities across Canada. The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences ( organizes Congress and it attracts over 8,000 attendees annually. A different university hosts the event each year.

SFU GSWS graduate students are participating in this year’s events as attendees and presenters. Catch presenters in action on the following days and times* (listed in chronological order):

Nerida Bullock

  • June 2
  • 10:45 a.m. in CIRS 1151
  • Presentation title: "Decentering Male Sexuality and Heteropatriarchy in Historical Accounts of Mormon Polygamy"

Veronica Sudesh

  • June 3
  • 8:30 a.m in ANGU 347
  • Presentation title: "Trails of Murder, Tears of Grief – Understanding Violent Crimes Against Second-Generation Coconuts”  

Nadine Boulay

  • June 4th 
  • 9:45 a.m. in PCOH 1008
  • Presentations title: "Learning about the Lifeworlds of trans, non-binary, and gender non conforming children through an interactive video game."  

Reema Faris

  • June 4
  • 10:30 a.m. in ANGU 347
  • Presentation title: "Nevertheless, They Persist: Women, Anger, and Gender Roles”

Nadine Boulay

  • June 5
  • 8:30 a.m. in BUCH A 202
  • Roundtable: "Making Waves on the West Coast: New Directions in the History of the Women’s Movement in British Columbia.”

Nadine Boulay

  • June 6
  • 8:30 a.m. in ANGU 343
  • Presentation Title: "Navigating Privilege and Embodiment in the Context of White Supremacy and Ongoing Colonialism."

For a look at the GSWS 2018 Congress experience in Regina, click here:

Congress 2020 will be held at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada, from May 30 to June 5.

* The list of presenters will be updated as information becomes available.