Krista Johnston

Director of Women's and Gender Studies; Associate Professor


Krista Johnston holds a joint appointment between Women’s & Gender Studies and Canadian Studies at Mount Allison University.

Dr. Johnston’s research program focuses on the connections between social movements and social policy. Her current research projects focus on midwifery and reproductive justice in New Brunswick, precarious immigration status and access to services, and Indigenous-newcomer relations.


  • Johnson, Jennifer L. and Krista Johnston, eds. Mothers/Mothering: In and Out of Place. Demeter Press, May 2019.
  • Johnston, Krista and Christiana MacDougall. “Enacting Feminist Methodologies in Research Toward Reproductive Justice.” International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 20 (2021): 1-10.
  • MacDougall, Christiana and Krista Johnston. Service User Experiences of Midwifery in New Brunswick. Prepared for New Brunswick Families for Midwives, March 2021.
  • Johnston, Krista. Precarious Immigration Status and Access to Services in the Greater Moncton Area/Statut d’immigration précaire et accès aux services dans la région du Grand Moncton. Report prepared for the Greater Moncton Local Immigration Partnership, May 2021.
  • Johnston, Krista and Lisa Bednar. “Keeping the Conversation Going.” Contribution to collective piece “The Intro Course: A Pedagogical Toolkit.” Eds. Jocelyn Thorpe and Sonja Boon.  Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture, and Social Justice.  37.2 (2016): 63-4.
  • Johnston, Krista. “Access for All? Struggles Over Citizenship and Social Policy,” Canadian Woman Studies/Les cahiers de la femme. 29.3 (2012): 124-37.
  • Dion, Susan, with Krista Johnston and Carla Rice. Decolonizing Our Schools: Aboriginal Education in the Toronto District School Board. A Report on the Aboriginal Education Pilot Project. Toronto, 2010. Online access at….


PhD, Women’s, Gender, and Feminist Studies, York University

M.A. Women’s, Gender and Feminist Studies, York University

B.A./B.Mus. Brandon University


Teaching in Canadian Studies:

Gender in Canada: Critical Perspectives (CANA 3301)
Representing Canada: An Introduction to Canadian Culture (CANA 1011)

Cross-listed courses:

Gender, Racialization, and Settler Colonialism (CANA/WGST 4301)

Teaching in WGS:

Introduction to Women’s & Gender Studies (WGST 1001)
Gender, Identity & Culture (WGST 2101)
Feminist Theories (WGST 3111)
Feminist Praxis (WGST 4911)


Midwifery and Reproductive Justice in New Brunswick (see

Precarious Immigration Status and Access to Services in the Greater Moncton Area

Grants, awards & honours

Co-Investigator; SSHRC Insight Development Grant for “Conceptions and Care: Birth Justice and Midwifery in New Brunswick.” 2021-2023

Dr. Johnston has also received funding from the Marjorie Young Bell Sabbatical Leave Fund, the President’s Research and Creative Activities Fund, the J.E.A. Crake Humanities Project, the Experiential Learning Fund and Future Ready New Brunswick.