Amanda Lyn

Amanda Lyn

PhD Student

Gender Studies

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Supervisor: Katherine McKittrick
Research interests: Space, Place and Identity; Belonging; Bodies and embodiment; Intersections of gender and race

I am passionate about examining the impact of gendered and racial stereotypes through the lens of space, place, identity and belonging. I am interested in examining the impacts of colonialism and racialization in the production of space, with a particular interest in diasporic and transnational experiences. With a background in Kinesiology, I am also interested in how different bodies experience space and their experiences with the embodied spaces such as dance, sports and physical activity. My primary focus is to unpack and amplify the multifaceted and diverse experiences of people of colour in order to examine, discuss and confront common stereotypical narratives and often monolithic perspectives.