Teaching: WS 2275G Heterosexualities. WS 2283G Desiring Women
Research Interests / Specializations: Gender, Migration, Climate, Multilateral Investments, Health, Ghana, Sub-Saharan Africa
Teaching: WS 2165B Gender Migration and Climate Change
Research Interests / Specializations: Eva has inter-disciplinary feminist teaching and research experience and her research interests are transnational feminist and Indigenous research methods, cultural anthropology, sociology, gender studies, anthropology, comparative literature and philosophy
Teaching: WS 2270B, Women, Law and Social Change
Biography: Eva completed a dissertation from the Center for the Study of Theory and Criticism at Western.
Teaching: WS 2161B Women and Popular Culture, WS 2163A Sex Education
Research Interests / Specializations: Queer theory, queer history, Holocaust and genocide studies, intergenerational trauma, history of the AIDS epidemic, pop culture.
Teaching: WS 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: WS 1023F Gay Life and Culture in the 21st Century
Research Interests / Specializations: Sadie’s newest research project focuses on digital transgender communities in which she argues instagram helps transwomen recover a lost girlhood by exploring multimedia and writerly voices in the instagram archive.
Teaching: WS 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, doing performance-based activism in San Diego. Her PhD dissertation , “The Social Politics of Queer Drag,” is about her career as the drag queen Sadie Pins, the friendships she’s made and why they matter. (https://www.sadiepins.com/sadiebio)
Teaching: WS 4461F Picturing Disability
Research Interests / Specializations: Queer theory, queer temporality, community, queer art and aesthetics, affect theory, phenomenology, performance
Teaching: WS 4456F Exploring Contemporary Queer Communities
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: Rural queer studies, queer theory, sense of place, affect theory
Teaching: WS 2166B D.I.Y. Gender for the 21st Century
Biography: Dayna is a PhD Candidate in WSFR.
Research Interests / Specializations: Critical race and post-colonial theory
Teaching: WS 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.
Research Interests / Specializations: sexualized violence; feminist theory; cultural studies; neoliberalism; affect theory; rape-revenge films; queer theory; critical race theory
Teaching: WS 2264G Investigations into Witchcraft and Occult Practices, WS 3315G Responding to Violence..
Teaching: WS 2244 Women and Health
Research Interests / Specializations: the intersection of Postcolonialism with popular culture and media studies; the depictions of national and queer identities, subjectivity and body modification, theories of control, and diasporic literature
Teaching: WS 2205G Critical Studies in Masculinity
Biography: My journey to Comparative Literature has been fairly circuitous, having come to the discipline through various intellectual pursuits. I received my undergraduate degree from Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines), where I majored in Political Science and minored in Philosophy. A lifelong interest in literature and reading led me to a career in teaching English to high school students, where I was also involved in student leadership and formation. Realizing that I am interested in multiple aspects of literature from production to reception to theory to pedagogy, I decided to do my MA in Comparative Literature at the University of Alberta, where I focused primarily on Postcolonialism and national literatures.