In 2016, I was awarded an Insight Development Grant from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada and a Brandon University Research Council grant for my project "Queering the Mainstream." This research project focuses on the mainstreaming of global LGBTQ rights in the international arena. The articles and chapters stemming from this SSHRC-funded project are in progress.
The first book chapter is concerned with the inclusion of sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) in Canada’s new Feminist International Assistance Policy focusing specifically on queering reproductive aid. The second book chapter is a media analysis of policing at Winnipeg Pride in 2017, and argues that the popularization of concern with LGBTIQ rights in the Global South has local impact on way Pride is policed.
The first article from this project investigates the translation of intersectionality into international development policy focusing on Canada's Feminist International Assistance Policy. The second article explores the positionalities of “queerocrats” (queers in the development and human rights industry) at the World Bank pushing for LGBTQ inclusion.
My future research investigates the institutional incorporation of feminist logics by on Canadian universities. In the wake of #MeToo, Canadian universities are under pressure to response to gender-based and sexualized violence on their campuses. As policies and procedures emerge from these institutions, some feminist languages logics languages are being utilized but procedures of complaint do not often reflect feminist logics. This research will investigate the chasms between policies and procedures by interviewing Canadian Women and Gender Studies faculty about their participation policy processes.