Bain, Beverly

Lecturer (Limited Term)Historical Studies - Women and Gender Studies

Contact Information

NE 4212
Mailing Address: 
3359 Mississauga Rd.
Postal Code: 
L5L 1C6
Office Hours: 
Beverly Bain

Beverly Bain teaches in Women and Gender Studies in the Department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga.  She has been teaching in the university environment for the past 12 years.  She currently teaches and researches in the area of diasporic sexualities, black queer diasporic studies, sexual assault and violence against women, gender, colonialism, transnationalism and anti-capitalism.

Bain has been an anti-racist anti-violence feminist activist for over 30 years.  She was the Executive Director of the National Action Committee on The Status of Women, Canada’s largest feminist organization between 1992-1997.

Her publications include “Uncovering Conceptual Practices: Bringing into Lived Consciousness Feminists Activities on the Toronto Police Services Sexual Assault Audit “ Canadian Women Studies (2010), “A New Chapter in Feminist Organizing: The Sexual Assault Audit Committee” Canadian Woman Studies with Jane Doe and Amanda Dale (2010), “ Fire Passion and Politics: The Creation of Blockorama as Black Queer Diasporic Space in the Toronto Pride Festivities” Forthcoming in edited anthology Activating Resistance: Remembering and Rethinking Sex/Gender Struggles by Patrizia Gentile, Gary Kinsman and Pauline Rankin.

She was the recipient of the Laurentian University- Sociology Department teaching Award for Excellence in 2012 and the recipient of the Steinert and Ferreiro Award of Excellence– Community One Foundation of Toronto for Activism and teaching in the LGBTQ of Colour Communities in Toronto in 2005.

Current Courses: 


  • WGS337H5: Special Topics in Women and Gender Studies: Feminist Pedagogies in Times of Political Crises 
  • WGS372H5: Theories of Sexuality


  • WGS365H5: Gender, Justice and the Law 


  • WGS200Y5: Theories in Women and Gender Studies
  • WGS369Y5: Gender, Colonialism and Postcolonialism