Congratulations: Jan-Therese Mendes on being awarded the Ambassador Smith Award

The Graduate Program in Social and Political Thought offers congratulations to PhD student Jan-Therese Mendes on being awarded the Ambassador Smith Award.  

The Ambassador Gary Smith award is given to excellent Masters or Doctoral students whose area of specialization includes an international focus, preferably relative to Canadian Foreign Policy.

Jan-Therese Mendes is a Ph.D. student in the Social and Political Thought Program at York University. Mendes’ doctoral research places racial and religious identities in dialogue through gender by exploring the ways Black Muslim women in Canada experience as well as respond to multiple forms of discrimination, through social and political solidarities.