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Nadine Changfoot

Trent University Canada


Nadine Changfoot completed her B.A. in Public Policy and Administration (York), M.A. in Public Administration (Carleton), and Ph.D. in Political Science (A Feminist Investigation of Hegel’s Dialectic, York). She is Senior Research Associate with Re•Vision: The Centre for Art and Social Justice at University of Guelph, serves on the executive of the Trent Centre for Aging and Society and Board of EC3, The Electric City Culture Council. She was Chair of Political Studies January 1, 2014 – June 30, 2017. She has taught at York University and Duke University, and been Visiting Scholar at Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies and Political Science at Duke University and Political Science at University of California at Berkeley (SSHRCC Postdoctoral Fellowship). Nadine has also worked as policy analyst for the Ontario and Federal governments and senior management consultant for a private firm in Ottawa.

Nadine's teaching and research interests combine Canadian politics, political theory, feminist, aging, critical disability, critical race, queer and sustainability studies. She teaches courses on topics of cultural politics, gender, women and politics, activist art, politics and film, and democratizing Canadian society. Her research includes activist art and politics, community arts, arts-based and community-based research on issues related to aging, disability and difference, environmental sustainability, and the (re)signification of Hegel's dialectic for feminist thought. She was awarded a Trent University Teaching Fellowship (2018-2021) to develop critically informed Wikipedia assignments for students to make meaningful and rigorous contributions related to community and disability culture and improve Wikipedia articles. This is significant because Wikipedia is the most accessed public information source. Students have been excited and rewarded to see their contributions go public.

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