Dr. Fiona Green


Fiona Green Title: Professor, Women's and Gender Studies


Dr. Fiona Joy Green is a feminist mother and Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies who believes in the power of revolutionary feminist motherwork in raising children. She’s interested in the agency of children and mothers, in gender socialization and gender identity, and in the ability of feminist motherlines to contribute to feminist theorizing and praxis. Dr. Green has held the positions of Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts, Chair of the Department WGS, and is the founder and former Director of the Institute for Women’s and Gender Studies, where she is a research affiliate. She teaches a range of Women’s and Gender Studies courses from first year to honours, and is an adjunct professor at the University of Manitoba in the Faculty of Education and in the Department of Community Health Sciences.

Professor Green holds an Interdisciplinary PhD (Education, Sociology and Women’s Studies). Her research interests include feminist parenting, feminist/maternal pedagogies, female genital cutting, media representations of mothers, and mommy blogging. Her current areas of research include exploring parenting practices that support the gender fluidity of children, and examining privacy matters related to social media.



Green, Fiona J. Practicing Feminist Mothering. Arbeiter Ring Press, 2011.  


Co-edited Books:

Essential Breakthroughs CoverGreen, Fiona J. and Gary L. Pelletier. Essential Breakthroughs: Conversations about Men, Mothers, and Mothering. Demeter Press, 2015. 



Green book coverGreen, Fiona J. and May Freidman. Chasing Rainbows: Exploring Gender Fluid Parenting Practices. Demeter Press, 2013.  

Bird, Deborah and Fiona J. Green. Maternal Pedagogies: In and Outside the Classroom. Demeter Press, 2011.


Selected Chapters and Articles:


Green, Fiona Joy. “Empowering Mothers and Daughters through Matroreform and Feminist Motherlines” Journal of the Motherhood Initiative Research and Community Involvement. 2018, 9 (1):9-20.

Green, Fiona Joy. and Jaqueline McLeod Rogers “When Story Time is Over: Mothering Adult Children by Practicing Productive Silence” in Middle Grounds: Essays on Midlife Mothering edited by Kathy Mantas and Lorinda Peterson. Demeter Press, 2018, pp. 253-272.

Green, Fiona Joy. “Re-Conceptualising Motherhood: Reaching Back to Move Forward” Journal of Family Studies. Special Issue: Motherhood, Feminisms and the Future. 2015, 21 (3): 196-207.

Pelletier, Gary and Fiona Joy Green. “Introduction” in Fiona Joy Green and Gary Pelletier (Eds.) Essential Breakthroughs: Conversations About Men, Mothers, and Mothering. Bradford, ON: Demeter Press, 2015, pp. 1-13.

 McLeod Rogers, Jaqueline and Fiona Joy Green. “Mommy Blogging and Deliberative Dialogical Ethics: Being in the Ethical Moment” Journal of the Motherhood Initiative Research and Community Involvement. Spring/Summer 2015, 6 (1):31-49.

Edginton-Green, Liam, Barry Edginton and Fiona Joy Green. “Our Fluid Family:  Engagement, Feminism and Expression” in Fiona Joy Green and May Friedman (Eds.). Chasing Rainbows: Exploring Gender Fluid Parenting Practices. Toronto: Demeter Press. 2013, pp. 183-196.

 Green, Fiona J. “Being a Powerful Girl” in Guylaine Demers, Lorraine Greaves, Sandra Kirby and Marion Lay (Eds.) Playing It Forward: 50 years of Women and Sport in Canada/Pour celles qui suivront: 50 ans d’histoire de femmes en sport au Canada. Ottawa: Feminist History Society, 2013, pp. 96-98.

 Green, Fiona J. “Real(ity) TV Practices of surveillance: Evaluating mothers in Supernanny and Crash Test Mommy” in Elizabeth Podnieks (Ed.) Mediating Moms: Mothering in Popular Culture, McGill-Queen's press, 2012, pp. 86-109.

 Green, Fiona J. “Feminist Maternal Pedagogies Inside and Outside the Classroom” in Deborah Byrd and Fiona Green (Eds.) Maternal Pedagogies: In and Outside the Classroom. Toronto: Demeter Press, 2011, pp. 197-211.

 Green, Fiona J. “Empowering First-Time Mothers: The Feminist Coping with Change Maternal Health Promotion Program” in Andrea O’Reilly (Ed.) The 21st Century Motherhood Movement: Mothers Speak Out on Why We Need to Change the World and How to Do It. Toronto: Demeter Press, 2011, pp.336-345.

 Green, Fiona J. “Coping with Change: Integrating feminist praxis with maternal health promotion and education” Journal for the Association for Research on Mothering. 2009, 11 (1):11-25.

 Green, Fiona J. “Matroreform: Feminist Mothers and Their Daughters Creating Feminist Motherlines.” Journal for the Association for Research on Mothering, 2008, 10 (2):11-21.

Green, Fiona J. “Feminist Motherline: Embodied knowledge/s of feminist mothering” in Andrea O'Reilly (Ed). Feminist Mothering. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2008, pp. 161-176.

Green, Fiona J. “Supernanny: Disciplining Mothers through a Narrative of Domesticity,” Storytelling: A Critical Journal of Popular Narrative. 2007, 6 (2):99-107.

Green, Fiona J. “Developing a Feminist Motherline: Reflections on a decade of feminist parenting,” Journal for the Association for Research on Mothering. 2006, 8 (1/2):7-20. 

Green, Fiona J. “From Clitoridectomies to ‘designer vaginas’: The medical construction of heteronormative female bodies and sexuality through female genital cutting,” Sexualities, Evolution and Gender. 2005, 7 (2):153-187.

Green, Fiona J. “Feminist Mothering: Challenging Gender Inequality by Resisting the Institution of Motherhood and Raising Children to be Critical Agents of Social Change,” Socialist Studies, 2005, 1 (1):83-99.

Green, Fiona J. “Feminist Mothers: Successfully negotiating the tension between motherhood as ‘institution’ and ‘experience’” in Andrea O'Reilly (Ed). Motherhood to Mothering: The Legacy of Adrienne Rich’s “Of Woman Born.”Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2004, pp. 125-136.

Green, Fiona J. “What's Love Got To Do With It?: A personal reflection on the role of maternal love in feminist teaching,” Journal for the Association for Research on Mothering, 2003, 5 (2): 47-56.