Dr. Fiona Green


Fiona Green Title: Professor
Office: 4G21
Building: Graham Hall
Phone: 204.786.9409


PhD - Interdisciplinary (Education, Sociology, Women's Studies) - University of Manitoba. Dissertation: “Living Feminism: Pedagogy and Praxis in Mothering”

MA - Women's Studies - University of York, England. Thesis: “The Development of a Mother-Centred Model of Childbirth”

BA - Sociology and Anthropology - University of Winnipeg (Distinction)


Dr. Fiona Joy Green is a feminist mother and Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies who believes in the power of revolutionary feminist parenting 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 motherwork and motherlines to contribute to feminist theorizing and praxis. She 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, most recently 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.


1232/6 Introduction to WGS

2301/3 Gender & Science: Philosophical & Historical Perspectives

2300/3 Gender & Science: Contemporary Issues

3003/3 Sex, Sexuality and Science

3004/3 Women, Health & the Environment

3200/6 Seminar in Feminist Research Methodology

3301/3 Feminisms: Background & Fundamentals

4000/9 WGS Practicum

4400/6 Special Topics: Feminist Mothering

4500/6 Honours Thesis and Colloquium

Research Interests:
Feminism and Mothering; Feminist Pedagogy; Gender and Science; Gender and Sexuality; Gender Performance; Gender Relations; Gender Socialization; Gendered Space(s); Media representation of mothers/mothering; Women's Health


Sole Authored Books:

Green, Fiona J. (2011) Practicing Feminist Mothering. Winnipeg: Arbeiter Ring Press.

Green, Fiona J. (2009). Feminist Mothering in Theory and Practice, 1985-1995: A Study in Transformative Politics. Edwin Mellen Press, NY.

Edited Books:

Green, Fiona Joy and Gary Lee Pelletier (Eds.) (2015) Essential Breakthroughs: Conversations about Men, Mothers, and Mothering.  Bradford, ON: Demeter Press. Print.

Green, Fiona J. and May Friedman (2013). Chasing Rainbows: Exploring Gender Fluid Parenting Practices. Toronto: Demeter Press.

Byrd, Deborah and Fiona Joy Green (Eds.) (2011). Maternal Pedagogies: In and Outside the Classroom. Toronto: Demeter Press.

Book Chapters:

Green, Fiona Joy. and Jaqueline McLeod Rogers (2018) “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, pp. 253-272.

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

Green, Fiona J. and May Friedman. (2013). “Introduction” in Fiona Joy Green and May Friedman (Eds.). Chasing Rainbows: Exploring Gender Fluid Parenting Practices. Toronto: Demeter Press.

Edginton-Green, Liam, Barry Edginton and Fiona Joy Green. (2013). “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.

Green, Fiona J. (2013) “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, pp. 96-98.

Green, Fiona J. (2012) “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, pp. 86-109.

Green, Fiona J. (2011) “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, pp. 336-345.

Green, Fiona J. (2011) “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, pp. 197-211.

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

Green, Fiona J. (2004). “Feminist Mothers: Successfully negotiating the tension between motherhood as `institution' and `experience'" in Andrea O'Reilly (Ed). Mother Outlaws: Theories and Practices of Empowered Mothering. Toronto: Women's Press, pp. 31-42. AND in Andrea O'Reilly (Ed). Motherhood to Mothering: The Legacy of Adrienne Rich's 'Of Woman Born'. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, pp. 125-136.

Journal Articles:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Green, Fiona J. (2005). "Feminist Mothering: Challenging Gender Inequality by Resisting the Institution of Motherhood and Raising Children to be Critical Agents of Social Change”.

Socialist Studies 1 (1):83-99.

Green, Fiona J. (2003). “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,

5 (2): 47-56.

Green, Fiona J. (1999). “Living Feminism Through Mothering”. Journal for the Association of Research on Mothering. 1 (1):99-104.


Green, Fiona J. (1992). “bath time,” Contemporary Verse 2, 14 (4):34 Spring.

Green, Fiona J. (1992). “skin colour,” Contemporary Verse 2, 14 (3):61 Winter.