Shamus Tobin in the CFRC studio
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Shamus Tobin (MSc, Astronomy) – Investigating Annular Rings in Young Protostellar Disks

During star formation, gas and dust that goes into forming a new star also go to forming an equatorial disk of material known as protostellar disks, these are where planets form. Young disks (<1Myr), as opposed to their older cousins, have only recently been able to be studied in detail thanks to recent advancements in […]

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Sofia and Maddie on the ice field.
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Sofia Guest & Madeline Myers (Geography) – What We Can Learn from Studying Glaciers in the Arctic

Sofia Guest (MSc student) talks about precipitation sources and summer snowfall in the Canadian Arctic, while Maddie Myers (PhD candidate) talks about how glacier surface mass change is affected by climate change. Both are part of the ICElab at Queen’s under the supervision of Dr Laura Thompson. For upcoming interviews check out the Grad Chat […]

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Angela and Kharoll-Ann at the CFRC studio
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Angela Stanley & Kharoll-Ann Souffrant – Predoctoral Fellows in Black Studies

Kharoll-Ann’s research examines the “#MoiAussi movement (#Metoo)” in the province of Quebec from the perspective of Black feminist activists and black women survivors.  Angela Stanley’s research looks at “Queer and Disabled Afterlives of Racial Eugenics”. For upcoming interviews check out the Grad Chat webpage on Queen’s University School of Graduate Studies & Postdoctoral Affairs website.

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Heather Morrison
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Heather Morrison (PhD, Education) – Could a national museum dedicated to women’s history as a vehicle for public pedagogy strengthen liberal democracy in Canada?

Heather has two primary objectives. The first is to demonstrate Public Pedagogy’s role as a foundational tenet of liberal democracy in that it promotes responsible citizenship and fuels social change through knowledge acquisition. The second is to build an evidence-based case for establishing a national museum of women’s history, amplifying the little-known and untold stories of […]

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Evalyn Parry
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Evalyn Parry (MA, Cultural Studies) – Distant Early Warnings: Arts Leadership and Creative Practice in Unsettled Times

Evalyn talks about her research-creation project that reflects on the relationship between arts leadership, creative practice, and cultural change. Using songwriting as an embodied, queer feminist method, this ‘portfolio’ format thesis includes three songs and six written chapters to examine the experience of being the Artistic Director of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre between 2015 […]

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Suyin Olguin and Colette Steer
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What’s happening in winter 2024!

A look at what is happening in graduate studies at Queen’s this winter!  It’s all about celebrating research. For upcoming interviews check out the Grad Chat webpage on Queen’s University School of Graduate Studies & Postdoctoral Affairs website – https://www.queensu.ca/grad-postdoc/research/share/grad-chat

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Suyin Olguin and Colette Steer
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It’s a Wrap for 2023

Wrapping up what has been going on in 2023 within graduate studies at Queen’s University. For upcoming interviews check out the Grad Chat webpage on Queen’s University School of Graduate Studies & Postdoctoral Affairs website – https://www.queensu.ca/grad-postdoc/research/share/grad-chat

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Ozlem Atar
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Ozlem Atar (PhD in Cultural Studies) – the “Gradifying” blog, who writes it and why?

Ozlem primarily talks about our weekly blog, Gradifying – Who Writes It, and Why?  The beginning of this session however she talks about her own research on “irregular migration from Central America and Mexico to the United States”. For upcoming interviews check out the Grad Chat webpage on Queen’s University School of Graduate Studies & […]

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Vince Ha
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Vince Ha (PHD in Screen Cultures and Curatorial Studies) – the intersection of transnational media and queer studies

Vince looks at queer sociality through the Boys Love media, a genre that portrays homoerotic relationships between two men by straight female creators for often assumed straight female readers. This genre was developed in Japan after WWII and was argued to liberate women from gender constraints. Since then, the genre has gained tremendous popularity in […]

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