Margaret E. Toye

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Associate Professor Core member, MA in Cultural Analysis and Social Theory Faculty of Arts Women and Gender Studies Waterloo, Ontario mtoye@wlu.ca Office: (519) 884-0710 ext. 2010

Media Relations

Claire Bruner-Prime
Communications and Media Relations Officer
cprime@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3684

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Media Relations

Claire Bruner-Prime
Communications and Media Relations Officer
cprime@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3684

Lori Chalmers Morrison
Director: Integrated Communications
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(519) 884-0710 ext. 3067

Graham Mitchell
Director: Communications & Issues Management
gmitchell@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3070

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Beth Gurney
Associate Director: Communications & Public Affairs
bgurney@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 5753

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Bio/Research

All of my degrees are in English Literature: I received my PhD from the University of Western Ontario in 2003, my MA from York University in 1993 and my BA Honours from Carleton University in 1992. During this training, I specialized in literary and interdisciplinary cultural and feminist and pos...

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Bio/Research

All of my degrees are in English Literature: I received my PhD from the University of Western Ontario in 2003, my MA from York University in 1993 and my BA Honours from Carleton University in 1992. During this training, I specialized in literary and interdisciplinary cultural and feminist and poststructuralist/postmodern theories.

My research focuses on feminist ethics, an area that considers the relationships that exist/could exist between two subjects. More recently, I have concentrated on relationships that go by the name of “love,” and ask who/what are considered subjects/objects of love? Also, what is named/not named as “love?” I am a co-founder and co-convenor of the international research group “The Feminist Love Studies Network,” which emphasizes love as a potentially productive force for feminist and other political groups. I also write about the methodological implications of the recent affective/emotional turn where emotion is not only what is being studied, but how it is being studied. I am now involved with another group of scholars who are helping to consolidate the area of "Feminist Food Studies."


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