Dr. Janice L. Ristock, Provost and Vice-President (Academic) and Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies Program
Dr. Janice Ristock obtained her BA (Hons.) at the University of Manitoba, MA in Applied Social Psychology at the University of Guelph and PhD in Community Psychology at the University of Toronto. Before assuming the position of Provost and Vice-President (Academic), she served as Vice-Provost (Academic Affairs) and Associate Vice-President (Research). Prior to this, she has served as Associate Dean (Research and Faculty Development) in the Faculty of Arts, and, for 12 years, as the Coordinator of the Faculty's Women’s and Gender Studies Program. Dr. Ristock is a Professor of Women's and Gender Studies and an Adjunct Professor in Anthropology, Family Social Sciences and Disability Studies. Dr. Ristock is an internationally recognized community-based researcher. Her scholarly work reflects an overarching focus on community well-being and social justice, with a particular focus on the intersecting areas of gender and sexuality, interpersonal violence and HIV/AIDS and stigma. Her research has been supported by various sources, including SSHRC and CIHR, and has been widely disseminated in refereed publications, including 6 authored and edited books, and numerous journal articles, book chapters, government reports, invited academic lectures and presentations. She has been recognized with many honors and awards, including the YWCA/YMCA Woman of Distinction, the Rh Award for Outstanding Contributions to Interdisciplinary Scholarship and Research, Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women, the University of Manitoba Outreach Award, the Faculty of Arts Outstanding Achievement Award and a distinguished book award from Division 44 of the American Psychological Association for making a significant contribution to lesbian, gay and bisexual psychology.
Dr. Ristock is not teaching any courses in the undergraduate program due to her Administrative appointment. She does, however, continue to work with honours students and graduate students. Please feel free to contact her if you are interested in her areas of research.
Ristock, J. L. (Ed.). (2011). Intimate partner violence and LGBTTQ lives
. Routledge Press, New York.
Ristock, J., Zoccole, A., and Passante, L. (2010). Aboriginal Two‐Spirit and LGBTQ Migration, Mobility and Health Research Project: Winnipeg, Final Report, November 2010. Available at: http://www.2spirits.com/
Chamberland, L., Frank, B. and Ristock, J.L. (Eds.) (2009). Minorités sexuelles et constructions de genre/Sexual diversities and the constructions of gender
. Montreal: Presse de l'Université du Québec/University of Quebec Press.
Ristock, J.L. (2010). Feminist counselors respond to abuse in lesbian relationships: Challenging heteronormalcy. in L. Ross (Ed.), Feminist Counseling: Theory, Issues and Practice.
(pp.263‐285). Toronto: Canadian Scholar’s Press, inc.
Ristock J.L. (2010). Institutional reinforcement of heteronormativity in social services responding to same-sex relationship violence and in academic knowledge production. In L. Martinsson and E. Reimers (Eds.), Norm-struggles: Sexualities in Contentions.
(pp.173‐191). Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Brownridge, D.A., Ristock, J.L. & Hiebert‐Murphy, D. (2008). The high risk for IPV against Canadian women with disabilities. Medical Science Monitor, 14(5), PH27‐32.
Current Research Projects
CIHR Centre for REACH in HIV/AIDS. (CIHR HIV/AIDS Population Health and Health Services).
Understanding Women’s Perceptions of Risk for Intimate Partner Violence with an ntersectionality Framework: The Case of Disabled, Separated and Lesbian Women in Canada. (SSHRC Standard Research Grants Program).
Vulnerability and Resilience among Sexual Minorities in Canada. (CIHR: Reducing Health Disparities and Promoting Equity for Vulnerable Populations).