Professor, Sociology, Trent University
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My research is in the area of LGBT citizenship with a particular focus on Muslim LGBT politics and identity, including a four year SSHRC funded project on Queer Muslim Visibility in Canada and the United States. I have also contributed a number of research articles on celebrity culture, covering individual celebrities such as David Beckham and issues such as celebrity and charity activism and celebrity and ageing.
I was a member of the Academic committee for Fifth International Conference on Queering Paradigms “Queering narratives of modernity”, Quito, Ecuador, February 20-22, 2014 and a member of the Organizing Committee and Programming sub-committee for the World Pride Human Rights Conference, June 25-27th, 2014, Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, University of Toronto.
I teach in the research areas above as well as sociological theory and sociology of gender. I welcome proposals for Honours and Masters research projects and papers in any of these areas.
Appointed as Fellow to the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, University College, University of Toronto.
Research (Publications, Presentations and Grants)