Our third Gender Matters event this Fall will be a Roundtable discussion with three Pre-Doc Fellows from the Gender Studies Department.

Angela Stanley (MA 2014; PhD Candidate, Gender, Feminist and Women's Studies, York University) completed a Masters in Critical Disability Studies at York University, writing a major research paper on Disability and Sexuality: Perceptions of Beauty, Sexuality and Desirability for Queer, Disabled Youth. Her doctoral research pays attention to the intersection of race/culture, queerness and disability in order to understand how people make sense of their intimate and sexual lives. She is Guyanese born and an avid fan of Star Trek. 

Kharoll-Ann Souffrant is a doctoral candidate in social work at the University of Ottawa. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in social work from McGill University. Her dissertation focuses on Black feminist activists and Black survivors' perspectives on the #MeToo movement in Quebec. Kharoll-Ann Souffrant is also the author of Le privilège de dénoncer - Justice pour toutes les victimes de violences sexuelles, a book that offers an intersectional perspective on the #MeToo movement. It was published in Quebec and Europe by Les éditions du remue-ménage. She has been named a 2020 United Nations Fellow for People of African Descent and is a columnist for several Quebec media outlets.

Soji Cole studied Theatre and Film at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria, where he was also a teaching faculty for almost a decade before relocating to Canada. He was a Fulbright scholar in the School of Music, Theater and Dance at Kansas State University, Manhattan, USA. He is a winner of the African Theatre Association (AfTA) ‘Emerging Scholars’ Prize’, as well as a winner of the International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR/FIRT) ‘New Scholars Prize’. He has also won the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) Playwriting Prize, and the Nigeria Prize for Literature. He has been a finalist of the BBC World Playwriting competition, and the Wole Soyinka Prize for African Literature. His current research focus is on African Black Immigrants and Specters of Otherness, with particular focus on creating drama works on black African immigrants’ experience of racism.

This is an in-person event: location details will be sent to those who register.

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