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Nicholas Hrynyk

Degrees:MA History (University of Windsor), PhD History (Carleton University)

Dr. Nicholas (Nick) Hrynyk is a SSHRC-CRSH Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto. He holds a Ph.D. in History from Carleton University (2018). Dr. Hrynyk’s specialization in women, gender, and sexuality studies has trained him to draw from a wide range of disciplines and fields, including feminist and gender studies, disability/crip studies, queer studies, philosophy, history, feminist sciences, and sociology.

Dr. Hrynyk research examines both the structures of discrimination such as social and physical barriers that many gay men and lesbians with disabilities faced, as well as how they used style to navigate their disabilities in relationship to Toronto’s larger queer community between 1969 and 1995. He is also the Director of Research for the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity’s proposed LGBTQ2S+ museum in Ottawa, Ontario.