Mary Jane Mossman

MARY JANE MOSSMAN is a professor of law at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University, and was director of Osgoode’s Institute for Feminist Legal Studies from 2002 to 2010.

  • Reconsidering Knowledge

    Feminism and the Academy

    Edited by Meg Luxton and Mary Jane Mossman     February 2012

    How has feminist thinking shaped what we know? Emerging from the lecture series “Feminist Knowledge Reconsidered: Feminism and the Academy,” held at York University in 2009, Reconsidering Knowledge examines current ideas about feminism in relation to knowledge, education and society, and the future potential for feminist research and teaching in the university context. Connecting early stories of women who defied their exclusion from knowledge creation to contemporary challenges for feminism in universities, this collection assesses how feminist knowledge has influenced domi- nant thinking and transformed teaching and learning. It also focuses on the challenges for feminism as corporatization redefines the role of universities in a global world. The essays reflect on both historical and contemporary themes from a diversity of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives, but are united in their exploration of how feminism’s continuing contribution to knowledge remains significant, even fundamental, to the transformation of knowledge in the academy and in our world.