Co-Researcher (SMU Research Lead)
Tatjana Takseva, Ph.D., is the CAPSAP Research Lead for Saint Mary's University. Tatjana is Full Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature and the Acting Coordinator of the Women and Gender Studies at Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Canada. She holds a Ph.D. in English Studies from the University of Toronto (2003). She has studied linguistics and the humanities at the University of Belgrade and the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje in the Former Yugoslavia.
Her current research is situated at the intersections of motherhood, feminism, nation-building and the politics of identity, and has been interdisciplinary in nature for over two decades. It utilizes concepts and methodologies drawn from discourse analysis and literary studies, philosophy, sociology, psychology, political science, cultural studies, anthropology, and the history of ideas. She has published on a wide range of topics within women and gender studies, intercultural and communication studies, book history and manuscript studies.
Her recent research deals with sexual violence in the context of feminist theory and trauma studies, feminisms and the ethics of care, and the meaning of empowered motherhood in a variety of cultural contexts. View a more detailed selection of her publications.