BA (Political Science/History) University of New Brunswick
MA (Women's Studies) Dalhousie University
PhD (Women's Studies) York University
Dr. Maki Motapanyane is an Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies in the Department of Humanities. She teaches courses on feminist theory, transnational feminism/globalization, environmental justice, social movements/political upheaval/social change, ‘race’/racism and popular culture.
Her research is situated across three main subject areas — cultural studies (‘race’, ethnicity, racism), feminism in Africa, and transnational feminism/international development. She has published on feminist theory, transnational feminist research methods, racialized humour and comedy, Hip-Hop culture, and mothering and motherhood.
For more information on Dr. Motapanyane's teaching and research, please visit www.makimotapanyane.com.
Motapanyane, Maki. (Ed.). Motherhood and Lone-Single Parenting: A
Twenty-First Century Perspective. Bradford: Demeter Press, 2016.
Badruddoja, Roksana and Maki Motapanyane. (Eds.). “New
Maternalisms”: Tales of Motherwork (Dislodging the Unthinkable). Bradford:
Demeter Press, 2016.
Motapanyane, M. and Kit Dobson. “Interrogating the Language of Diversity in
Academe: Motherhood and Parenting in View.” Journal of the Motherhood
Initiative 6.2 (Fall/Winter 2015): 125-139.
Motapanyane, M. “Nostalgia and Poetry: Reflections on Research, Creative
Expression and Fieldwork Across Borders.” Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender,
Culture, and Social Justice 36.1 (2013): 12-21.
Motapanyane, Maki (Ed.). Mothering in hip-hop culture: Representation and experience. Bradford: Demeter Press, 2012.
Motapanyane, Maki. "Capitalizing on multiculturalism: Reading the success of Canadian comedian Russell Peters." TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies 25 (Spring 2011): 97-113.
Calixte, Shana L., Johnson, Jennifer L. & Motapanyane, J. Maki. "Liberal, Socialist and Radical Feminism: An introduction to three theories aboutwomen’s oppression" (Revised). In N. Mandell (Ed.) Feminist Issues: Race, Class and Sexuality, 5th Edition (1-39). Toronto: Prentice Hall, 2010.
Motapanyane, J. Maki. "Insider/outsider: A feminist introspective on epistemology and transnational research." Atlantis: A Women’s Studies Journal/Revue d’etudes sur les femmes (Special Issue: Across the Generations in Women’s Studies) 34.2 (2010): 96-103.