Queen's Film and Media

Queen's Film and Media

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Tracy Zhang received her doctorate from the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University. In 2012-2014, she held a postdoctoral fellowship, funded by the Québec government, in the Department of Geography, Planning, and Environment at Concordia University. In 2014, she received a research fellowship from the Montreal Centre for International Studies, the University of Montreal. She is also a research associate of the Simone de Beauvoir Institute at Concordia University and was a visiting scholar of the McGill Institute of Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies. Her research is situated in the fields of cultural development and feminist political economy, focusing specifically on issues of labour, nationalism, and cultural production in diverse social contexts. Her current project examines Chinese acrobatics as both an institution and a cultural medium. In June 2015, she was selected as a star “young researcher” by the Fonds de recherché du Québec and won the award for the best original research paper from the Society and Culture Funds. 
Tracy is an active member of several community groups and arts organizations, including the Art-Can-Heal Collective for Women Living with Breast Cancer and Ginger Garden, an Asian-Canadian Arts Symposium. She has taught interdisciplinary courses on issues of labour, activism, feminist media, and postcolonial geographies at Concordia University. She will be teaching a course on Performance and Media in the Winter term 2016.  

Tracy will be teaching STSC 339 in the fall term for Film and Media