- BA, Criminology, Simon Fraser University
- MA, Sociology, Concordia University
- PhD, Sociology, Carleton University
Lisa joined the Department of Sociology at ÇïÏ¼Â×Àí in 2015 and finds great joy in pursuing her passion for research and teaching. Her research areas are: gender, sex, sexual and reproductive health; social aspects of menstruation/menstrual cycle; gender, sex, and technology; sexual violence, consent, and post-secondary institutions; community-engaged and applied sociology. Lisa is a devoted and passionate educator and scholar, who remains actively engaged within her community and many of her projects involve collaborations with grassroots and not-for-profit organizations. From time to time, she dabbles in podcasting and other kinds of creative endeavours as a means to extend beyond conventional forms of academic publishing and knowledge dissemination.
Lisa is the Coordinator of the Menstrual Cycle Research Group at ÇïÏ¼Â×Àí, where she has several active research programs and engages in community advocacy and supports student and community-based researchers. She is a Co-Investigator on a SSHRC partnership grant, led by Dr. Shaheen Shariff, McGill University, entitled: iMPACTS: Collaborations to Address Sexual Violence on Campus.
In her downtime, Lisa loves a good long walk in the forest or strumming away on the ukulele.
Gender, sex, sexual and reproductive health; Social aspects of menstruation/menstrual cycle; Gender, sex, and technology; Sexual violence, consent, and post-secondary institutions; Community-engaged and applied sociology
- SOCI 1125 Introduction to Sociology
- SOCI 1145 Canadian Society
- SOCI 2240 Women in Society
- SOCI 2290 Society, Tech, Inequality
- SOCI 3385 Social Control and Surveillance
Walking alongside trauma: Understanding secondary trauma through craft and art, funded by SSHRC, Collaborations to Address Sexual Violence, P.I. Dr. Shaheen Shariff, McGill University
Menstrual equity and period poverty in Canada: Current knowledge and future research directions, Funding from Women and Gender Equality Canada and a Research Project Grant, ÇïÏ¼Â×Àí
Learning in novel times: Tracing the social impacts of COVID-19 on students, funded by SSHRC, Collaborations to Address Sexual Violence, P.I. Dr. Shaheen Shariff, McGill University
Menstrual pains of imprisonment: Reproductive health in Canadian prisons, Funding from Research Project Grant, ÇïÏ¼Â×Àí
Periods in-between: Menstruation and sexual stigma amongst second-generation South Asian immigrants
SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS
Smith, L., Gacimi, R., Adolph, N., Hope, J. (forthcoming). Flow of inequity: Period poverty and the COVID-19 pandemic. Navigating Mental Health, Wellness, and Social Challenges during COVID-19, Shaheen Shariff (ed.). Peter Lang.
Smith, L., Khan, Z., Oveisi, N. 2023. Mapping Menstrual Equity in Canada: A Shared Vision - 3 Reports (Literature Review, Qualitative Research, High-Level Environmental Scan). Prepared for Women and Gender Equality Canada.ÌýÌý
Smith, L., Gacimi, R. 2023. Bloody burdens: Post-secondary students and menstruationÌýmanagement on campus.ÌýAtlantis, 43(1), 32-44.
Fellows, J., Smith, L. (editors). 2022. Gender, Sex, and Tech! An Intersectional Feminist Guide. Canadian Scholars/Womenâ€™s Press.
Smith, L. 2022. Bikes, birth control, and baby bottles. Gender, Sex, Tech! An Intersectional Feminist Guide, Jill Fellows, Lisa Smith (eds.). Canadian Scholars/Womenâ€™s Press.
Smith, Lisa. 2022. Review of Musings on Menopause and Perimenopause: Identity, Experience, Transition editors Heather Dillaway and Laura Wershler. Canadian Journal on Aging.
Tribe, S., Smith, L. 2021. Post-Secondary Periods: Results from the Period Product Access Project. ÇïÏ¼Â×Àí Menstrual Research Group.
Smith, L. 2021. Research. Period. A podcast about research about menstruation. - 4 episodes
Smith, L., Paterson, S. 2018. Guiding girls: Navigating neo-liberal subjectivity and government educational resources for young women. Girlhood Studies, 11(2): 13-29.