We at Lambda are excited to announce the two newest members of our Board: Patrizia Gentile & Cameron George Aitken!
Patrizia is is an associate professor of human rights and sexuality studies at the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies at Carleton University.
She co-authored The Canadian War on Queers: National Security as Sexual Regulation (UBC Press 2010) and also co-edited Contesting Bodies and Nation in Canadian History (UofT Press 2013).
She is currently finishing a manuscript titled “Queen of the Maple Leaf: Beauty Contests and Settler Femininity.”
Cameron hails from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and moved to Ottawa in 2012 to pursue a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Communication Studies and Sociology from Carleton University.
These experiences motivated him to pursue his Masters of Arts in Gender Studies (2016-2017), funded by the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. His research focused on the potential for community within digital cruising applications used by MSM (men who have sex with men) populations in the Ottawa Valley.
He is an intrepid volunteer (having worked with Sault Pridefest, the Superior Heights GSA, the Sault Comedy Guild, and the CEU LGBT Club) and a former Educator with with the Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity. He is looking forward to his time with Lambda and supporting LGBTQ2+ research in Canadian academia.
A huge welcome to both of these lovely people! We are proud to have you on the Board! Looking forward to all the work we do together.
And Happy New Year, everyone!
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