Dr. Jennifer Marchbank (BA (Hons), MA, PhD, FHEA) is a Professor of Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University where she teaches on interpersonal and gendered violence and resistance, masculinity, feminist theory amongst other topics. Her academic background is in history and politics and she is a Fellow of the Higher Education Association (UK). She is an interdisciplinary scholar who works closely with the community on issues of social justice including LGBTQ2SIA+ youth and elders; LGBTQ2SIA+ refugees and immigrants; refugee settlement; childcare and ‘mail order’ brides. She is a community activist and co-founded and co-facilitates the award winning activist group Youth for A Change. She is the recipient of the SFU Excellence in Teaching Award, 2019 and of the Shakti Award of Academic Excellence, 2020 and the Surrey Pride Community Service Award, 2017. She is the author of Women, Power and Politics (2000), co-author of Introduction to Gender: Social Science Perspectives (2014), and co-editor of States of Conflict: Gender, Violence and Resistance (2000) and Basically Queer: An intergenerational guide to LGBTQ2SIA+ lives (2017). She is also author of 38 other publications including book chapters, peer-reviewed journal articles, and has written reports for DIVERSEcity, Immigrant Services Society of BC, The Children’s Society (UK) and Clackmannan District Women & Girls’ Resource Project (UK). She is the former Co-Chair of the Feminist and Women’s Studies Association of UK and Ireland.