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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
December 4, 2016
Canadian Excellence

Dr. Karen Stote

Assistant Professor

Contact Information
Phone: 519 884 0710 ext.4461
Fax: 519 883 0991
Office Location: R106L - 202 Regina St.
Office Hours: Fall term Tuesday/Thursday 10:15-11:30am
Academic Background

I received my PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of New Brunswick in 2012. Prior to joining Laurier, I taught in the Department of Native Studies at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, NB.


Dr. Karen Stote is an Assistant Professor (LTA) in the Women and Gender Studies Program at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her research interests include Indigenous-Settler relations, Feminism, Reproductive Rights and Reproductive Justice, Genocide Studies, and Eugenics in Canada. Before coming to Wilfrid Laurier, Karen taught in the Native Studies Program at St. Thomas University, in Fredericton, NB.

Karen was awarded the competitive Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada at both the Masters and Doctoral level. Her doctoral thesis, entitled An Act of Genocide: Eugenics, Indian Policy, and the Sterilization of Aboriginal Women in Canada, was nominated for the Governor Generalís Gold Medal Award for Academic Excellence in Graduate Studies, in 2012. A manuscript based on this work is forthcoming with Fernwood Publishing. Her writing has also appeared in the American Indian Culture and Research Journal, and for many years she has collaborated on various audio and other educational projects seeking to educate the public on Indigenous-Settler issues.

Additional Information

Courses for 2014-2015

Fall 2014:

WS100 Introduction to Women and Gender Studies
WS301h Women, Reproductive Health Policy and Reproductive Justice

Winter 2015:

WS100 Introduction to Women and Gender Studies
WS301j Women and Environmental(In) Justice
WS301k Feminism, Indigenous Women and the Politics of Decolonization