Photo Janice


(Ph.D. Community psychology 1989; University of Toronto)

Associate Dean (Research)
Faculty of Arts
315 Fletcher Argue Building
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
R3T 2N2

Phone: 204 474-9108
E-mail: ristock@cc.umanitoba.ca

Research interests

Janice Ristock’s research has been focused on several interrelated health issues in lgbttq communities including violence in intimate lgbttq relationships, experiences of stress and coping, and the impact of homophobia in HIV/AIDS services and in feminist services. She engages in feminist, postmodern approaches to community-based, qualitative research that has a goal of social change. Her current research includes two new projects: one with the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (funded by CIHR); and the second on intimate partner violence among disabled, separated and lesbian women in Canada (SSHRC funded).

Recent publications

Here a list of the recent publications of Mrs Otis on Homosexualities, vulnerability et resilience theme:

Iwasaki, Y and Ristock, J.L. (in press) “The Nature of Stress Experienced by Lesbians and Gay Men.”  Anxiety, Stress and Coping: An International Journal

Ristock, J.  (2005). Relationship Violence in Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer [LGBTQ] Communities:  Moving Beyond a Gender-Based Framework. (19 Pages)  Violence Against Women Online Resources http://www.mincava.umn.edu/documents/.

Ristock, J.L (2005). “Taking off the Gender-Lens in Women’s Studies: Queering Violence Against Women”. Canadian Woman Studies, volume 24:2/3 pp. 65-69.

Ristock, Janice L. (2002). No more secrets: Violence in lesbian relationships. New York, NY: Routledge (242 pages).