June 21-24, 2018. “Feminist Interruptions and Refusals: Soundbites and Pitches.” Critical Ethnic Studies Association. University of British Columbia.
November 8-11, 2018. “Feminist Interruptions and Refusals: ‘Soundbites and Pitches.” National Women’s Studies Association. Atlanta, Georgia.
November 8-11, 2018. “To Move and Shake with Constraint: Does the future lie with ‘queerocrats’?” National Women’s Studies Association. Atlanta, Georgia.
So my opinion's commercial now
if you want my logic, pay me, pay me
- Vivek Shraya, Diversity
I am deeply concerned with the incorporation of queer and feminist logics in institutional and mediated contexts. This interest has lead me to focus on the "inclusion" of LGBTIQ and women's rights in the international development industry, especially. Focusing on national and transnational rhetorics in policies, media, and campaigns, my research has mapped how feminist and queer languages, ideas, and social justice commitments are harnessed to colonial and imperial projects. This research agenda is anchored by feminist and queer theory, and explores issues of global LGBTIQ rights, gender-based and sexualized violence, and reproductive justice.
My first book entitled Manufacturing Urgency: Violence Against Women and the Development Industry was published in Spring 2017. I recently completed editing the Routledge Handbook of Queer Development Studies.
You can find my work published in Feminist Formations, International Feminist Journal of Politics, Feminist Media Studies, Feminist Teacher, Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture & Social Justice, Critical Studies in Media Communication, Surveillance & Society, and Canadian Journal of Communication.
I am a co-editor of the book series Feminist Interruptions and Refusals with Lena Palacios, Dana Olwan, and Shaista Patel (Palgrave Macmillan) which is set to launch in 2019.
I am an Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and Sociology at Brandon University. I received my PhD (2013) from the Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies at the University of Ottawa, a Master’s from the Women’s and Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto (2009), and a BAH (2008) from Queen’s University in Global Development Studies.
I live in Winnipeg with my partner and toddler.