Kyle Jackson

Dr. Kyle Jackson is a Fulltime Professor in the Honours Bachelor of Applied Arts in Social Justice and Legal Studies at St. Clair College. He holds a PhD in Political Studies from Queen’s University with a focus on social justice. His dissertation, and current research, explore LGBTQ2+ rights in Canada and Jamaica. His dissertation was nominated by Queen’s University for the annual Canadian Association for Graduate Studies Distinguished Dissertation Award competition. He held a SSHRC award during both his MA in Political Science at the University of Western Ontario and during his doctorate. He has been a Visiting Lecturer at both the University of Nevada, Reno, in Gender, Race, and Identity, and at the University of Maine in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies since finishing the PhD in 2015, where he has honed his skills in critical and social justice pedagogy. Many of his courses have focused on human rights within an intersectional and transnational frame. He has had the pleasure to teach—and learn so much from— diverse students whose identities span many equality-seeking groups. Dr. Jackson is currently the lead researcher at St. Clair College for the Youth Homelessness project. For Dr. Jackson, the “personal is political,” as he seeks to illuminate the barriers that those who face intersectional oppression in the community face as an advocate and ally. He has joined the innovative Social Justice and Legal Studies program at St. Clair College because of its more practical, while still academically rigorous, approach and in order to continue his social justice teaching and research mission closer to his family, who have deep roots in Windsor-Essex and Southwestern Ontario.