Tatjana Takseva

Associate Professor
Faculty of Arts

Faculty Member Information


My current research is situated at the intersections of motherhood, feminism, nation-building and the politics of identity, and is interdisciplinary in nature. It utilizes concepts and methodologies drawn from discourse analysis and literary studies, philosophy, sociology, psychology and psychoanalysis, political science, cultural studies, anthropology, and the history of ideas. I have published on a wide range of topics within motherhood studies, such as mothering in conflict zones, motherhood and consumerism, motherhood and teaching, contemporary mothering practices and the ethic of care, maternal ambivalence and empowered mothering. My publications also include topics in the area of English Renaissance literature, intercultural communication, globalization and digital media. The thematic range of my published work reflects the scope of my teaching interests.


Ph.D., English, University of Toronto, 2003
M.A., English, University of Toronto, 1998
B.A., English Literature and Humanities, Honours, York University, 1997
B.A., English Language and Literature, University of Belgrade, 1992