New faculty

SFU GSWS welcomes new faculty member, Mariam Georgis

August 31, 2023

The Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies (GSWS) at Simon Fraser University (SFU) is pleased to welcome assistant professor Mariam Georgis. As a scholar and an educator, Georgis examines global conflict and resistance in the context of Indigeneity, race, and gender.

Georgis completed her PhD in Political Science from the University of Alberta, where she specialized in international relations and comparative politics of the global south. Prior to joining SFU, Georgis was a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Political Studies and Mamawipawin: Centre for Indigenous Governance and Community Based Research at the University of Manitoba.

Global politics, critical Indigenous studies, and Middle East studies are central to Georgis’s scholarship, which delves into interconnected global issues, such as colonialism and decolonization, dispossession and displacement, Indigenous sovereignty and nationhood, and solidarity movements.

In fall 2023, undergraduate students at SFU have the opportunity to enroll in GSWS 319: Global War on Terror with Mariam Georgis. Through the course, students will learn about global security and counterterrorism after 9/11 through the perspectives of the ‘Others’ whose lives were changed by the Global War on Terror.