Research Interests / Specializations: The intersectionality of sexual violence and harassment; equity studies; critical policy studies in education; the sociology of education; gender and sexual politics; the politics of clothing in nationalist contexts; and women’s resistance efforts
Teaching: GSWS 1024F Intro to Equity, Diversity and Human Rights
Teaching: WS 2275G Heterosexualities. WS 2283G Desiring Women
Research Interests / Specializations: Research specializations: Mad studies, anti-psychiatric theory, critical race theory, feminist bioethics, health humanities, women's and girlhood studies, fat studies, body studies, and disability studies
Teaching: GSWS 2162 The Body
Teaching: GSWS 2161B Women and Popular Culture, GSWS 2163A Sex Education
Research Interests / Specializations: Queer theory, queer history, Holocaust and genocide studies, intergenerational trauma, history of the AIDS epidemic, pop culture.
Teaching: GSWS 2164A Gender and Fashion
Biography: Jacob (they/them/their) is a Ph.D. candidate completing a collaborative degree in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies as well as Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction.. Jacob's dissertation is an examination of non-normative sexualities and intergenerational trauma. Their dissertation is entitled: "Queer(ing) Post-Holocaust Experiences: An Oral History of LGBTQ+ Children of Holocaust Survivors."
Teaching: GSWS 1023F Gay Life and Culture in the 21st Century
Research Interests / Specializations: Trans Studies, Popular Music Studies, Queer Theory
Teaching: GSWS 2274F Intro to Transgender Studies
Biography: Sadie Hochman is a transwoman and uses she/her pronouns. She began her work as an artist-researcher-educator-activist in San Diego where she was involved in the queer art community as a drag queen, performance artist, musician and curator. Her current research focuses on San Diego in the 1970s and explores the role of drag performance in disciplining and professionalizing trans labour.
Research Interests / Specializations: Critical Theory and Cultural Studies; Adolescence, Citizenship, and Neoliberalism; Mental Health and Disability Studies; Feminist Theory; Youth Studies; Gender, Race, Class, and Young Adult Literature.
Biography: Jeremy (he/him) recently completed his PhD in the Department of English & Writing Studies at Western. His dissertation examines how contemporary YA novels detail instances of adolescent mental distress in gendered ways, ushering adolescents towards a model of young adulthood he terms productive citizenship.
Research Interests / Specializations: Queer theory, queer temporality, community, queer art and aesthetics, affect theory, phenomenology, performance
Teaching: GSWS 2167B Queer(ing) Popular Culture
Biography: Amy is a PhD Candidate in the GSWS department. Their research explores how queer art and aesthetics can foster communities of queer joy and belonging
Research Interests / Specializations: Critical race and post-colonial theory
Teaching: GSWS 3234G Contemporary Topics in Critical Race Studies
Research Interests / Specializations: Affect theory, feminist art, experimental film, new-materialism, queer theory, digital media
Teaching: WS 2263F Intersections of Race, Class and Sexuality, WS 2243G Sexualities and Surveillance
Biography: Andie is a PhD candidate in WSFR. Andie also teaches for FIMS.
Biography: Christian Ylagan is a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. His research looks at representations of queerness as monstrosity in Filipino literature and film in the aftermath of the country’s postcolonial experience. He has previously taught courses for GSWS, the Comparative Literature program, and English and Film Studies on topics such as postcolonial queer literature, critical masculinity studies, and the Disney Dream Factory. He currently serves as the Vice President of the Northeast MLA Graduate Student Caucus.