Dr. Sunera Thobani named a Distinguished University Scholar

Congratulations to Dr. Sunera Thobani on being named one of UBC’s 2023 Distinguished University Scholar!

The Distinguished University Scholar awards recognize exceptional members of faculty who have distinguished themselves as scholars in research and/or teaching and learning. The award is conferred by the President on the recommendation of an Adjudication Panel.

The Distinguished University Scholar designation continues to be held as long as the DUS is a tenured member of UBC faculty or is a UBC Professor Emeritus. For grant-tenured faculty members, the DUS title would be carried for the duration of their position at UBC.

About Dr. Sunera Thobani

Dr. Sunera Thobani is an internationally renowned scholar in the fields of critical race, postcolonial and feminist theory and politics; colonialism, globalization and racial violence; and South Asian women’s, gender and sexuality studies. She is also a public intellectual whose academic career is grounded in the scholarship of engagement, particularly with regard to advancing the rights of women of colour.

She has served as Ruth Wynn Woodward Endowed Chair (SFU); President, National Action Committee on the Status of Women; and founding member, Researchers and Academics of Colour for Equity (RACE). She is a recipient of the Sarah Shorten (CAUT) and Dean’s Excellence (UBC) Awards.

Dr. Thobani was also inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) last September.