Laura is an Associate Professor of Film Studies at Carleton University. She is the author of Girls Will Be Boys: Cross-Dressed Women, Lesbians, and American Cinema, 1908-1934, one of HuffPo’s Best Film Books of 2016. She has co-edited Silent Cinema and the Politics of Space, Unwatchable, and a special issue of Somatechnics on Trans*/Cinematic/Bodies.
Lead Web Developer
Adam has worked in high tech in Ottawa since the mid 80s. Since 2017 he has worked at Carleton University’s School for Studies in Arts and Culture, embracing his artsy side. He would like to thank Drupal and its community for the tools that the Transgender Media Portal is built on.
Kate is delighted to be helping to create a platform to showcase the work of trans* artists and filmmakers. Kate also works at Carleton as a project and communications manager for the Norval Morrisseau Project and the Great Lakes Research Alliance for Aboriginal Arts & Cultures (www.grasac.org). She has a PhD in Canadian and Indigenous Literatures and loves a good story.
Jay moved to Ottawa three years ago from Strathroy, Ontario. He is in his third year studying Law at Carleton University with a concentration in transnational law and human rights and a minor in Film Studies. When not doing readings he is probably listening to one of his favourite podcasts.
Magnus is a library and archives professional. They have worked with archival collections at the Visual Studies Workshop, the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Ryerson University, the GLBT Historical Society Archives & Museum, and the University of British Columbia (Okanagan). Magnus is a co-chair of the LGBT Committee for the Association of Moving Image Archivists. They received a Master of Arts in Film + Photography Preservation and Collections Management from Ryerson University where they wrote their thesis on the access and preservation issues facing transgender audiovisual collections.
Oliver is a Bachelor of Social Work student at Carleton. His research interests are focused on understanding self care as a collective practice and building communities through pursuits of pleasure and 'doing what feels good'. Oliver believes that transgender representation (and community) should highlight moments of trans joy and desirability from the perspective of trans folks and creating space(s) that are by us and for us.
Kit is an undergraduate student in Communications and Media studies at Carleton University. Their research examines hormones as media technologies that disrupt and inscribe notions of “the natural” in gender and environmental imaginaries. They are also interested in bringing their background in graphic design to academia in an effort to make research more accessible and useful for everyone.
Devin Jn Pierre
Assistant Web Developer
Devin is a fourth-year Computer Science student at Carleton University and assisted the senior web developer for the Transgender Media Portal. So far the project has been very interesting and he has learned a lot about both the content and the development. He is looking forward to seeing the project in progress!
User Experience Designer and Drupal Developer
Neecha is a member of Atikameksheng Anishinawbek First Nation (previously Whitefish Lake). She grew up in Ontario and has studied User Experience Design and Web Development disciplines with both Algonquin College and General Assembly. Her experience consists of a variety of design and development skills involving research, prototyping, and implementation. Along with her passion for learning, she has a strong commitment to sharing knowledge and helping others in their academic journey.
Noah graduated from Carleton University in 2018 with a Combined BA in Film Studies and Gender Studies. He recently began an MA in Women’s and Gender Studies at Carleton to study trans hegemony and gender expression. His written works include pieces on queer sexuality in horror cinema, gender performance in romantic comedies, and the challenges faced by transgender parents. In his spare time, he mentors and advocates for LGBTQ+ youth, performs as a local drag queen, and makes a mean cup of coffee.
Eduardo is a software engineer with a focus on all things digital media. He graduated as a software engineer with a game design minor at McMaster University back in 2017 and completed his Master's Degree in Information Technology (Digital Media) at Carleton University in 2019.
Connie Crompton (University of Ottawa)
Cait McKinney (Simon Fraser University)