IGSF Postdoctorate Fellows
lucas [dot] crawford [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Lucas Crawford)
Governor General's award announcement
Lucas Crawford is a poet, performer, academic, and activist. Lucas’ work is motivated by a commitment to rethink the aesthetic underpinnings and histories of (trans)gender.
He completed his PhD in English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta in 2011, where his dissertation, “Archive/Transgender/Architecture: Woolf, Beckett, diller scofidio + renfro” queried the spatial and sexual norms of transgender and literary modernism. Lucas received the Governor General’s Gold Medal for highest cumulative achievement among all PhD graduates. His publications about transgender, queer studies, and architecture have appeared or are forthcoming from: Women’s Studies Quarterly, The Routledge Queer Studies Reader, The Transgender Studies Reader (Volume Two), Seattle Journal of Social Justice, English Studies in Canada, Routledge’s Transgender Migrations, the Journal of Homosexuality, the Journal of Gender Studies, Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, and several other book collections. Lucas’ poetry has appeared in Other Voices, The Nashwaak Review, The Antigonish Review, and on CBC Radio. His journalistic writing has appeared in a number of American and Canadian food magazines, as well as alternative weeklies and queer community publications. Lucas’ other interests include low-fi filmmaking, all sorts of queer activism, fat studies, design, drag, and perfumery. Lucas is from rural Nova Scotia.
jason [dot] behrmann [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Jason Behrmann)
Jason completed his PhD in Bioethics at Université de Montréal where he specialized in ethics in health policy and public health. At the end of his doctoral training, Jason was a faculty lecturer for the Programmes de Bioéthique at Université de Montréal. He is now a CIHR post-doctoral fellow at McGill’s IGSF (health axis) and the CORE Research Group. Jason’s main research interests centre on Queer Bioethics, the analysis of health policies concerning sexual and gender minorities (LGBTI community), and the advancement of human rights for sexual and gender minorities in medicine and public health. Specific topics of interest include analysing the associations between the LGBTI community and medical tourism, donation of human materials in medicine, and social inequities. Jason is also a member of the editorial board for the journal, BioéthiqueOnline, and is a continuing member of the Research Network of Québec Population Health, Public Health Ethics Division (Réseau de Recherche en Santé des Populations du Québec (RRSPQ), and the Queer Bioethics Consortium.