My Feminist Grief


  • Rebecca Godderis Wilfrid Laurier University


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Author Biography

Rebecca Godderis, Wilfrid Laurier University

Rebecca Godderis (she/her) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health and the Social Justice and Community Engagement Masters program at Wilfrid Laurier University. She is a bi/queer, white settler interested in the application of anti-oppressive, anti-racist, feminist, and intersectional thinking in her research, teaching, and community activism. The majority of her published academic work has focused on gender, sexuality, and health, including in the area of gendered and sexual violence on university campuses. Her community-based engagement has focused on anti-violence and 2SLGBTQ+ advocacy and activism. Recently she has started to incorporate creative writing and textile arts into her research practice looking at the themes of vulnerability and grief as they relate to justice and liberation.


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