PhD Social Anthropology
University of Edinburgh / Edinburgh, Scotland
Research foci: dogs, more-than-human kinship, economic and ecological anthropology, assemblage theory, material culture
Supervisors: Prof. Janet Carsten + Dr. Rebecca Marsland
2015 - 2016
MA Material and Visual Culture
University College London / London, England
Research foci: materiality, kinship, body, queer anthropology, contemporary archaeology, sexuality, sex toys, BDSM
Supervisor: Prof. Victor Buchli
2011 - 2015
BA Anthropology/Archaeology, Classics, World Religions
McGill University / Montréal, Canada
Research foci: queer anthropology, human ecology, Ancient Greek and Latin literature
Lectures / teaching experience
09/2020 - present
Tutor Social Anthropology 1A: the Life Course / University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Remote Ethnography Data Collection / University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Creating and confining spaces for affective materiality: BDSM and the moral economy of neoliberalism Sex Salon Lecture Series - Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies / University of Toronto, Canada
Responsibilities were researching and reporting membership needs; submitting successful grant applications resulting in revenue of $20,000 from Ontario Media Development Corporation, $54,000 from Canada Council for the Arts, and $5000 from the Government of Canada; moderating discussions about the audiovisual media sector. Projects managed include 2018 annual general meeting, a new website for the organization. Duties include supervising assistants and coordinators, scheduling check-in meetings, and reporting to the executive director.
Project Facilitator / Writer / Translator Asian Community AIDS Services (ACAS) / Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Main responsibilities included researching, writing, editing, and translating articles and documents about contraceptives, racialized experiences of sexual health, HIV/AIDS medication, etc.; attending meetings and events to initiate discussions about issues affecting queer Asian women.
Accountabilities included developing an anti-homophobic, anti-heterosexist, and anti-colonial English as Second Language curriculum; incorporating queer and indigenous histories; curating resources for LGBTQ+ youths to access online.
02/2015 - 05/2015
Project Assistant (Contract) Teaching and Learning Services, McGill University / Montréal, Québec, Canada
Contracted to re-imagine, re-design, and re-develop the Teaching and Learning Services @ McGill website. Main responsibilities included researching and curating a list of internal and external resources related to teaching and learning, and developing and executing outreach strategies to encourage students to visit and use the website.
07/2014 - 10/2014
Research Assistant (Contract) Faculty of Medicine, McGill University / Montréal, Québec, Canada
Duties included researching the identification and classification of financial support information in scientific papers for the Transparent Science Project by the Biomedical Ethics Unit and identifying conflict of interest in scientific papers using the coding software developed for the project.