Dr. Janice L. Ristock, Vice‐Provost (Academic Affairs) 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 (OISE). Before assuming the position of Vice‐Provost (Academic Affairs), she was the Associate Vice-President (Research) in the Vice-President (Research and International) office, the Associate Dean (Research and Faculty Development) in the Faculty of Arts and served as Coordinator of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program for twelve years. Dr. Ristock is also Adjunct Professor in the Department of Anthropology and the Disability Studies Program. Her scholarly work reflects an overarching focus on community mental health and social justice. Her research is in three intersecting areas: gender and sexuality; interpersonal violence; and HIV and social stigma. She has gained international recognition for her research on violence in same‐sex relationships and feminist community‐based research methodologies. She has authored, co‐authored or co‐edited numerous books, chapters, journal articles and government reports. She serves on several editorial boards and peer‐reviews for journals and funding agencies both nationally and internationally. Dr. Ristock received an Rh Award for Outstanding Contributions to Interdisciplinary Research and an Outreach Award from the University of Manitoba. She also received a YMCA/YWCA Woman of Distinction Award, as well as a book award for No More Secrets: Violence in Lesbian Relationships
from Division 44 of the American Psychological Association for making a distinguished contribution to psychology.Courses
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.Recent Publications
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).