2012 Recipient

Allison Fisher

Toronto, Ontario
Unwelcome, Unwanted and Persistent: Institutional Responses to Gendered Violence and Bullying in Schools
Alison received her M.A. in Sociology from York University in 2004.  She specialized in the areas of feminist and critical theory.  After working for a health care union, Alison returned to school to receive her Bachelor of Education in 2005.  Alison taught for five years as a secondary English and Social Science teacher before taking a leave in 2011 to begin her doctoral studies in Education at York University.  Currently, Alison is examining educational policy with a focus on gendered violence in schools.  In addition to teaching, Alison has been highly involved in anti-racist, feminist, anti-poverty and union activism in Toronto.