Anika Tilland-Stafford, PhD

She/They , Instructor


Anika Tilland-Stafford holds a PhD from the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice at the University of British Columbia. Tilland-Stafford’s research background focuses on possibilities for queer and transgender children and youth. They teach from an intersectional social and eco justice framework with course material emphasizing connections between the exploitation of humans and ecosystems as well as movements to create change. Their pedagogy includes classroom, land-based, and community engagement, valuing students’ creativity and unique vantage points in relationship to course themes.



Current Courses

Sample of Courses:

WGSS 213 Introduction to Sexuality and Queer Studies.

WGSS 310 Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity.

WGSS 344 Gender, Sexuality, and Childhood Studies.  

WGSS 367 Intersectional Feminist Food Justice.

Selected Publications

Stafford, A. (2016). “‘I feel like a girl inside:’ Possibilities for gender and sexual diversity in early primary school.” BC Studies: The British Columbian Quarterly 189(1). 9-29.

Stafford, A. and Gleason, M. (2014). “Referred for special services: Children, youth, and the production of heteronormativity at Alexandra Neighbourhood House in Postwar Vancouver.” Bodily subjects: Essays on gender and health, 1800-2000. W. Mitchinson and T. P. Light (Eds.). Quebec: McGill-Queen’s University Press. 227-244. [First author]

Stafford, A. (2012). “Departing shame: Feinberg and queer/transgender counter-cultural remembering.” Journal of Gender Studies. (2012). Journal of Gender Studies 21(3). 301-312.