Christopher Dietzel

Christopher Dietzel
Contact Information
Email address: 
christopher.dietzel [at] mail.mcgill.ca
Biography: 

PhD, Integrated Studies in Education

Christopher Dietzel (he/him) earned his PhD from McGill University. Chris' research focuses on sexual consent related to dating app use and sexual violence against LGBTQ+ people.

 

Research ExperienceProfessional Experience | Publications | Editorial Work | Presentations
Media and Interviews | Consultations, Panels, and Workshops | Community Involvement


Research Experience

Chris works as a research assistant on a grant titled IMPACTS: Collaborations to Address Sexual Violence on Campus. IMPACTS is a seven-year SSHRC Partnership grant at McGill University that aims to address sexual violence on university campuses across Canada and internationally.

Chris also works as a postdoctoral fellow for the Sexual Health and Gender (SHaG) Lab at Dalhousie University. The SHaG Lab researches LGBTQ+ health, sexual violence, Indigenous boys and men's health, and people's online experiences. 

In 2019-2020, Chris was awarded a Mitacs Research Fellowship to work as a visiting scholar at Swinburne University of Technology and conduct research on an ARC Linkage grant titled Safety, Risk & Wellbeing on Dating Apps.

 


Professional Experience

Chris works at Campus Life & Engagement (CL&E), a McGill Student Services office that helps students transition into university and encourages them to get involved on campus and in their communities. Chris' job is to facilitate student leadership development and training, specifically related to Orientation and Frosh.

Prior to McGill, Chris spent three years in France teaching English at the high school and university levels. Working at the Faculty of Medicine at l'Université de Montpellier, Chris developed curricula and gave lessons on contextually-specific medical English to doctors, midwives, pharmacists, and speech therapists.

Over the course of four years, Chris worked as a coordinator and facilitator of the Leadership Exploration And Development (LEAD) Program, an international leadership development program that connected students from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). The LEAD Program provided experiential learning opportunities for international students to explore their leadership, develop cross-cultural understanding, and build meaningful relationships. 

While at the University of Michigan, Chris worked for the Office of New Student Programs on student mentorship programming and orientation. Chris planned and facilitated events for upper-year university students to mentor first-year students; organized and led programs to ease the transition into university for new, international, and transfer students; and helped manage orientation activities.

 


Publications

Dietzel, C. (forthcoming). The three dimensions of unsolicited dick pics: Sexual minority men’s experiences of sending and receiving unsolicited dick pics on dating apps. Sexuality & Culture

Dietzel, C. (forthcoming).  "I'm not your fantasy": Sexual racism, racial fetishization, and the exploitation of racialized men who have sex with men. In J. J. Fellows & L. Smith (Eds.), Sex and tech! An intersectional feminist guide to the innovations that shape us. Canadian Scholars Press.

Dietzel, C. (2021). “That’s straight-up rape culture”: Manifestations of rape culture on Grindr. In J. Bailey, A. Flynn, & N. Henry (Eds.), The Emerald international handbook of technology-facilitated violence and abuse (pp. 351-368). Emerald.

Myles, D., Duguay, S., & Dietzel, C. (2021). #DatingWhileDistancing: Dating apps as digital health technologies during the COVID-19 pandemic. In D. Lupton & K. Willis (Eds.), The COVID-19 crisis: Social perspectives. Routledge.

Albury, K., Dietzel, C., Pym, T., Vivienne, S., & Cook, T. (2020). Not your unicorn: Trans dating app users' negotiations of personal safety and sexual health. Health Sociology Review, 1-15.

Namaste, V., Gaspar, M., Lavoie, S., McClelland, A., Sims, E., Tigchelaar, A., Dietzel, C., & Drummond, J. D. (2020). Willed ambiguity: An exploratory study of sexual misconduct affecting sexual minority male university students in Canada. Sexualities, 1-20.

Albury, K., Byron, P., McCosker, A., Pym, T., Walshe, J., Race, K., Salon, D., Reeders, D., Wark, T., Botfield, J. & Dietzel, C. (2019). Safety, risk and wellbeing on dating apps: Final report. Swinburne University of Technology.

Dietzel, C. (2019). Rape culture and universities: Examining the perspectives of men who have sex with men. In M. Bergeron, E. Paquette, S. Ricci, C. Rousseau, & M. St Hilaire (Eds.), Actes du symposium canadien sur la violence sexuelle dans les milieux d’enseignement supérieur | Proceedings of the Canadian symposium on sexual violence in post-secondary education institutions (pp. 69-73). Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). 

 


Editorial Work

Shariff, S. & Dietzel, C. (Eds.). (forthcoming). IMPACTS: Reclaiming the role of universities to address sexual violence through multi-sector partnerships in law, arts and social media. University of Toronto Press.

Shariff, S., Dietzel, C., & Towfigh, K. (Eds.). (forthcoming). Confronting systemic omissions and impacts in educational policy: Navigating legal and policy lines during COVID-19. Peter Lang.

Shariff, S., Dietzel, C., & Amiry, S. (Eds.). (forthcoming). Confronting systemic omissions and impacts in educational policy: Navigating mental health, wellbeing, and social challenges during COVID-19. Peter Lang.

Shariff, S., Dietzel, C., & Towfigh, K. (Eds.). (2020). Sexual violence: Impacts on and implications for the intersections of law and education. [Special Issue.] Education & Law Journal, 29(2).

Shariff, S., Dietzel, C., & Jaswal, N. (Eds.). (2017). Navigating the minefield: Responding to legal and educational dilemmas in addressing sexual violence in universities. [Special Issue.] Education & Law Journal, 27(1).

 


Presentations

Sameshima, P., Katz, R., Shariff, S., & Dietzel, C. (2020, October 27-31). Novel, educational and legal responses to technology-facilitated sexual violence [Conference panel presentation]. Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR), online.

McCosker, A., Albury, K., Maddox, A., Barrett, M., & Dietzel, C. (2020, October 27-31). Digital cultures of care, safety and wellbeing [Conference panel presentation]. Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR), online.

Dietzel, C. (2020, October 22). Dating apps, consent, and sexual violence: Exploring LGBTQ+ people’s experiences [Community presentation]. It's On Us McGill, Week of Action; McGill University, online.

Dietzel, C., Myles, D., & Duguay, S. (2020, September 30-October 2). United in queerantine: Sex, safety, and solidarities on queer dating hookup during the COVID-19 pandemic [Conference presentation]. Futures of Feminist and Queer Solidarities, online.

Dietzel, C. (2019, December 9-11). Transgender and gender non-binary people’s experiences with intimacy while dating [Conference presentation]. Digital Intimacies 5.0, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

Dietzel, C. (2019, October 29-30). Sexual consent related to dating app use among gay and queer men [Conference presentation]. The Social and Political Sciences Graduate Research Symposium, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

Dietzel, C. (2019, September 1-4). Rape culture on dating apps designed for men who have sex with men [Conference presentation]. European Conference on Domestic Violence, Oslo, Norway.

Dietzel, C. (2019, April 9-11). Rape culture on dating apps: Examining sexual consent among gay/queer men [Conference presentation]. Concordia University Symposium “Addressing sexual violence and rape culture: Building inclusive strategies across campuses”, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Dietzel, C. (2019, April 5-9). "That’s straight-up rape culture”: Examining sexual violence and consent among LGBTQ+ dating app users [Conference presentation]. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Dietzel, C. (2019, March 3-6). Rape culture and sexual consent on gay/queer dating apps [Conference presentation]. American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Convention, Boston, MA, United States.

Dietzel, C. (2019, February 7-9). Non-consensual sexual conduct on queer dating apps: Examining tensions experienced by men who have sex with men [Conference presentation]. Sites Queer, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Dietzel, C. (2018, August 9-10). Sexual violence in LGBTQ+ communities and rape culture on dating apps [Conference presentation]. American Sociological Association (ASA) Sexualities Pre-Conference, Philadelphia, PA, United States.

Dietzel, C. (2018, June 17-20). An overview of sexual violence in LGBTQ+ communities and of rape culture on dating apps [Conference presentation]. Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS) Conference, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada.

Dietzel, C. (2018, June 17-20). International students’ conceptions of education, leadership, and citizenship: Student leadership development for global citizenship [Conference presentation]. Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS) Conference, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada.

Dietzel, C. (2018, May 30-31). An examination of sexual violence against LGBTQ+ university students [Conference presentation]. Canadian Symposium on Sexual Violence in Post-Secondary Educational Institutions, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Dietzel, C. (2018, April 13-17). Recognizing rape culture online: Sexual health education programs on dating apps and for LGBTQ communities [Conference presentation]. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference, New York City, NY, United States.

Dietzel, C. (2018, March 27-28). Sexual assault and rape culture among men who have sex with men [Conference presentation]. Education Graduate Students’ Society (EGSS) Conference, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Dietzel, C. (2018, March 16). Rape culture among gay/queer individuals on dating apps [Conference presentation]. 2018 McGill Queer Research Colloquium, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Dietzel, C. (2018, January 24-26). Safer social connections among dating app users [Conference presentation]. iDate Online Dating and Dating Industry Conference, Miami, FL, United States.

Dietzel, C. (2018, January 21). Insta-Gratification: What does a healthy relationship with social media look like? [Panel presentation]. Students in Mind: Mental Health Conference, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Dietzel, C. (2017, October 23-24). An overview of LGBTQ rape culture and sexual violence among gay-identified males [Conference presentation]. Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance of Ontario (GMSH) Symposium, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Dietzel, C. (2017, August 15-17). An overview of LGBTQ rape culture and sexual violence among gay-identified males [Conference presentation]. National Conference on LGBTTIQ2AS Human Rights, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Dietzel, C. (2017, March 30-31). International students’ conceptions of education, leadership, and citizenship: Implications for meaningful learning in Canadian universities [Conference presentation]. Education Graduate Students’ Society (EGSS) Conference, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Hibberd, A., Vemuri, A., Garcia, C., Dietzel, C., & Briones, E. (2017, February 17-19). Rape culture, researchers and reflexivity: Reflections by emerging scholars researching sexual violence [Conference presentation]. Provoking Curriculum Conference, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Dietzel, C. (2016, November 4-5). Sexual violence against LGBTQ+ people [Conference presentation]. IMPACTS Partners’ Meeting, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Dietzel, C., Courtemanche, F., Hibberd, A., Bourgeois-Dallaire, J., Sifoni, G. (2016, April 1-2). The Global Leader Model: A guide to leading an inclusive learning community [Conference presentation]. 14th Conference of California Association of Freirean Educators and Paulo Freire Institute, Los Angeles, CA, United States


Media and Interviews

Dietzel, C. (2019, December 20). Consent on dating apps and unsolicited dick pics [Podcast interview]. The Gays Are Revolting; Lipp Media. 

Dietzel, C. (2019, July 25). Dans les soirées gays et queers, quelle place pour le consentement? [Media article]. KOMITID.

Dietzel, C. (2018, September 17). Tinder date threatened to share nude photos if woman didn't agree to sex, warrant alleges [Radio interview]. CBC Radio One.

Dietzel, C. (2018, April 12). Online sexual harassment: What it is and how to prevent it [Media article]. Besedo.

Dietzel, C. (2018, March 12). Online world [Podcast interview]. Taking It All Off.

 


Consultations, Panels, and Workshops

Dietzel, C. (2021, April 13). Love in the time of Corona: Digital dating and connection [Panel]. Centennial College, online.

Dietzel, C. (2020, October 26). Digital Sexual Expression & Consent [Panel]. The Office for Sexual Violence Response, Support and Education; McGill University, online.

Dietzel, C. (2020, September 30). A conversation on cyberconsent [Panel]. Consent Matters Campaign, Simon Fraser University, online.

Dietzel, C. (2019, September 16). Sexual violence in LGBTQ+ communities and sexual consent on dating apps [Workshop]. The Office for Sexual Violence Response, Support and Education; McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Dietzel, C. (2019, June 26). Community project on sexual violence and domestic violence [Consultation]. Centre communautaire LGBTQ+, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Dietzel, C. (2019, May 10). High school program on gender-based violence and technology-facilitated interventions [Consultation]. Raison d'art, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Shariff, S., Dietzel, C., & Yugay, Y. (2019, May 2). Navigating workplace sexual misconduct in the #MeToo era [Workshop]. Nova Scotia Barristers Society, Halifax, NS, Canada.

Dietzel, C. (2019, April 12). Sexual violence at universities and rape culture on dating apps [Workshop]. Faculty of Education, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Dietzel, C. (2018, October 18). Facebook Dating [Consultation]. Facebook, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

Dietzel, C. (2018, July 11). Provincial campaign about sexual consent among gay/queer men [Consultation]. RÉZO, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Daunais-Laurin, G. & Dietzel, C. (2018, April 30). Le consentement et la culture du viol via les applications de rencontres gaies [Workshop]. RÉZO, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Dietzel, C. (2018, April 23). Facebook Canada’s Hard Questions Roundtable: A discussion about women’s safety online [Invited panelist]. Facebook, Ottawa, ON, Canada.


Community Involvement

  • AIDS Community Care Montreal (ACCM)
  • McGill University Joint Senate-Board Equity Subcommittee on Queer People
  • Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE) Research Committee
  • Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE) Graduate Program Committee 
  • Education Graduate Students' Society (EGSS)
  • American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Commission for Global Dimensions of Student Development

 


 

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