Editorial Team

Journal Editor

Tegan Zimmerman teaches at Saint Mary's University and is President of the International Comparative Literature Association’s Comparative Gender Studies Research Committee. She specializes in contemporary gender theory and women’s writing, with a concentration on Caribbean literature and historical fiction. Her work has appeared in journals such as Feminist Theory, MELUS, and Women’s Studies. She is the author of Matria Redux: Caribbean Women Novelize the Past (Mississippi University Press, 2023) and, with Odile Ferly, the co-editor of Chronotropics: Caribbean Women Writing Spacetime (Springer, 2023).


Editorial Board

Atlantis Editorial Board members are selected by the current Board, in collaboration with the University Liaison and Managing Editor. An annual call for Board members is circulated online in the first quarter of each year. We also invite interested scholars to submit their CV to the Board at any time (via atlantis.journal@msvu.ca). Board members are appointed for a three-year term with the option to renew.

Atlantis acknowledges the historical and ongoing inequity at all stages of academic publishing. We are committed to addressing this issue through our editorial practices and the scholarship published in the journal. We invite applications and inquiries from all scholars in Women's and Gender Studies and related fields. In particular, we welcome applications from scholars working in Critical Race Studies, Critical Indigenous Studies, Critical Disability Studies or, more generally, whose research focuses on dismantling hierarchies and exclusions based on racism, sexism, colonialism and/or ableism.

Recognising the potential for conflict of interest and to maintain high standards of scholarly publication, Board members do not publish in Atlantis during their tenure on the Board (with the exception of Editorials for guest-edited issues).

The criteria for Editorial Board membership are:

  • Experience in scholarly intersectional and feminist studies with a post-graduate academic degree, or a graduate degree in progress combined with community-based work;
  • A publication record of research articles, books, or other types of scholarly work (including exhibits and performance pieces) related to the themes of intersectionality and feminism;
  • Familiarity with the editorial and publication processes of academic journals. Ideally, previous experience on an Editorial Board;
  • Current academic appointment at a university or an Independent Scholar with recent publications and/or work in progress.

Current Editorial Board members:

Portrait of Christiana Abraham

Christiana Abraham is Scholar in-residence, Critical Race Pedagogies at Concordia University. Her teaching and research specialities are in critical race studies, media, visual representations and culture; de/post-coloniality and gender; race, ethnicity and media and transnational and global-South media practices. A scholar, media practitioner, and independent curator, her scholarship is interested in the destabilization and re-visualization of visualities in anti-racist and de-colonial pedagogies. Her writings have been featured in the Journal of Critical Race Inquiry, Atlantis, and TOPIA. She is the curator of Protests and Pedagogy: Representations, Memories, and Meanings, an archival exhibition that commemorated the fiftieth anniversary of the Sir George Williams Student protest. Prior to this, she curated From the Archives to the Everyday: Caribbean Visualities and Meanings, a collection of vintage family photographs of Caribbean life.


Portrait of Rohini Bannerjee

Rohini Bannerjee (she.her.elle), daughter of immigrant Settlers from Himachal Pradesh, India, was born and raised on unceded Mi’kmaki territory, on the Dartmouth side of the great harbour of Kjipuktuk. Rohini is Associate Vice-President, Diversity Excellence and a Full Professor of French in the Department of Languages and Cultures at Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Her primary research focuses on the literatures and cultures of the Francophone Indian Ocean. Rohini’s short stories and poetry, written in both French and in English, have appeared with Cambridge Scholars, Caitlin Press, Inanna Publications, and Canadian Scholars and Women's Press.


Portrait of Emily Colpitts

Emily M. Colpitts recently completed a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow at McGill University and holds a PhD in Gender, Feminist, and Women’s Studies from York University. Her research and teaching focus on gendered and sexualized violence, intersectionality, activism, justice, and anti-feminist backlash. She is currently working on a book that critically examines contemporary anti-violence efforts at Canadian universities and mechanisms of institutional change. Emily’s scholarship is grounded in her advocacy and work as a board member of Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape. Her most recent work can be found in Gender and Education, Atlantis, Canadian Journal of Development Studies, and Engaged Scholar Journal (forthcoming).


Portrait of Asha Jeffers

Asha Jeffers (Literary Editor) is a scholar and creative writer originally from Toronto who lives and works in Halifax. Her chapbook Mundane, Majestic was published by Anstruther Press in 2021. Her academic and creative writing appears in the Journal of Commonwealth Literature, South Asian Review, Critical Perspectives on David Chariandy, Critical Insights, and The Puritan. Her poetry was selected for the Nova Scotia Writers’ Federation’s Poetry in Motion public poetry project. She is an assistant professor of English and Gender and Women’s Studies at Dalhousie University. Her research focuses on literature about the children of immigrants – the second generation – across national and ethnic lines, with a particular emphasis on how gender construction intersects with second generation subjectivity.


Portrait of Corinne Mason

Corinne L. Mason is a queer non-binary femme (they/them) and a Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Mount Royal University. Their current research program is inspired by two central curiosities: i) the institutionalization of feminist and queer logics in higher education and ii) queer kinship and reproductive justice. They are currently writing a book entitled Reproduction in Crisis and are the author of Manufacturing Urgency: Violence Against Women and the Development Industry (University of Regina Press, 2017), the editor of Routledge Handbook of Queer Development Studies (Routledge, 2018), the co-editor of Unmasking Academia: Institutional Inequities Laid Bare During COVID-19 (University of Alberta Press, under review), and a special issue of Atlantis (38.2). Corinne lives as an uninvited guest on Treaty 7 territory, Treaty 7 Territory, the hereditary homelands of the Niitsitapi (the Blackfoot Confederacy: Siksika, Piikani, Kainai), the traditional territories of the Îyârhe Nakoda and Tsuut'ina Nations, and home of the Métis Nation.


Portrait of Emma McKenna

Emma McKenna (she/her), PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow on "The Challenge of Reconciliation: What We Can Learn from Stories of the Mohawk Institute Residential School and the Hamilton Mountain Sanatorium," supervised by Dr. Vanessa Watts in the Departments of Sociology and Indigenous Studies at McMaster University. Emma's research interests include critical feminisms, intersectionality, second wave feminist history, archival studies, sexuality studies, labour studies, disability studies, and life writing in memoir and poetry. Emma is currently researching and writing a book, Collective Survival: Women's Anti-Violence Organizing in Toronto, 1973-1993.


Portrait of Lori Lee Oates

Lori Lee Oates is an Instructor in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science at Memorial University of Newfoundland. She holds a PhD in Global and Imperial History from the University of Exeter and is currently publishing her first monograph with SUNY Press. Her research on the globalization of religion in the nineteenth century has been presented in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Europe. Lori Lee has published in The International History Review and is currently a member of the editorial board of the Network in Canadian History and Environment (NiCHE). She has worked in Office of the Minister at Status of Women Canada (now the Department of Women and Gender Equality) and served as national Vice Chair of Equal Voice. Lori Lee is an advisor to the Women’s History Project. Her current research interests include oil and masculine identity, the colonialism of climate change, and the political economy of a just transition off oil.


Bernadette Russo is Assistant Professor in the English Department at Mount Saint Vincent University. She holds a BS from Northern Arizona University, an MA from Sam Houston State University, and a PhD in English from Texas Tech University with a concentration in Indigenous Literatures and Film. Dr. Russo's current research and teaching focuses on Indigenous literatures and film of North America, social justice issues, women and gender studies, environmental justice, rhetoric and linguistics of survivance, and intergenerational trauma, healing, and resilience.


profile photo of Jessica Wright

JJ (Jessica) Wright (she/they) earned their Ph.D. from the University of Toronto and was a postdoctoral fellow at McGill University before moving to Treaty 6 territory in Edmonton to take up a position as an Assistant Professor at MacEwan University. They teach Sociology and Gender Studies and research for and with communities as a scholar-activist. Her research interests primarily involve sexual health and consent education, gender-based violence prevention, participatory arts-based methodologies, queer and trans joy, and issues impacting 2SLGBTQIA+ communities broadly speaking. Their recent publications, including scholarly publications and community reports, can be found on their website at www.jessica-wright.ca.


Managing Editor

Katherine Barrett holds an interdisciplinary PhD from the University of British Columbia and is currently Adjunct Professor in Women's Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University. She has published scholarly research in both the natural and social sciences, as well as literary work in journals such as The New Quarterly, The Humber Literary Review, and The Antigonish Review. Katherine is the founder and editor of Understorey Magazine.

University Liaison

Tanja Harrison is the University Librarian at Mount Saint Vincent University located in Mi'kma'ki, the unceded territory of the L'Nu. She holds degrees in classics, English, German, and art history from Bishop’s University as well as library and information studies from Dalhousie University. Tanja is currently a PhD Education student at MSVU with research focused on developing a critical feminist history of early library education in Canada with a concentration on the Maritime Provinces in the early 20th century.  

Communications Coordinator

Laura Flight (she/her) grew up on the west coast of Newfoundland and Labrador, which is the land in traditional Mi’kmaw territory and includes the diverse and rich histories and cultures of the Beothuk, Mi’kmaq, Innu and Inuit. With a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature, Laura is currently a student in the Graduate Women and Gender Studies Program at Mount Saint Vincent University. Her research currently focuses on textiles and traditional crafting as a collective practice and its relationship with community building in Newfoundland and Labrador. With hopes of becoming a journalist in the future, Laura has written for CBC about her experience of graduating from undergrad studies during the pandemic, and has published poetry in MUN Grenfell Campus’s Paper Mill Press.

Technical Support

Stanislav Orlov is a Systems Librarian at Mount Saint Vincent University. He has a Masters of Education from Moscow State Pedagogical University and a Masters of Information Studies from the University of Toronto. Besides ensuring seamless access to various e-resources, he teaches the Intro to Research in Info Age course. Stanislav’s research interests include Open Education Resources and Social Media in Libraries.