Miranda Niittynen

MA (Western University,Women's Studies)

BA(Lakehead University, Philosophy) 


Areas of Interest 

Rogue Taxidermy; Minnesota Association of Rogue Taxidermists; Animal art; Theories of alterity; Animal Studies; Ethics and bodily rights; Feminist ethnography; Experimental art and activism. 


  • OGS with distinction
  • SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship

Presentations and Publications

Niittynen, Miranda. "Queering Animal Acts." Reviews in Cultural Theory 6.2 (2016): 5-10. 

“Niittynen, M. “Animal Magic: Sculpting Queer Encounters through Rogue Taxidermy Art” Gender Forum 55 (2015): n.p.

Niittynen, M. "Giving Ethnographic Accounts: A Critical Feminist Window." The Word Hoard 1.4 (2015): 9-20. 

Niittynen, Miranda and Clara Sacchetti. “Dancing the Drag King: The Performativity of Italian Canadian Gender,” in Reflections on Critical Multiculturalism and Dance. Eds. Clara Sacchetti, Batia Stolar, and Allana Lindgren. Wilfred Laurier Press (Forthcoming, Spring 2016).


Course Taught: WS 4460G Queer Play: Unconventional Activism and Experimental Art