Lillian Robinson scholars



A feminist scholar whose career spanned over 35 years, Dr. Lillian Robinson was Principal of the Simone de Beauvoir Institute, home of the first Women’s Studies program in Canada, from 2000-2006. She was widely recognized as one of the leading feminist theorists of the twentieth century, and her essays and books have inspired feminist scholarship around the world. The Simone de Beauvoir Institute has created a visiting scholars program as a living memorial to her. Please read the following article for more information on the life and work of Dr. Lillian Robinson.


The Lillian Robinson Scholars Program

This program is designed to attract distinguished visiting scholars working on a range of feminist research topics to the Simone de Beauvoir Institute. The program supports stays of varying lengths for scholars with a PhD. The program provides small stipends ranging from $1000 to $3000. Please see the application instructions for more information.


2013-2014 Lillian Robinson Scholars

Dr. Maya Eichler (University of Toronto)

“Women’s Agency in War”

Dr. Dana Olwan (Syracuse University)

“Before she was murdered, she wasn’t alive”: Transnational Solidarity and the Politics of Confronting the ‘Honour Crime’

Previous Lillian Robinson Scholars

The Simone de Beauvoir Institute has in the past welcomed Lillian Robinson scholars who were academic researchers well known for their feminist scholarship and activism. Click here for more information on those scholars and the research they conducted while at the Institute.



Concordia University