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Evie Ruddy

PhD Candidate, Visual Culture

Degrees:BA in Journalism, University of Montana, MA in Political Science, University of Regina

Evie Ruddy is a trans non-binary white settler living in Treaty 4. They are a socially engaged, interdisciplinary artist and PhD candidate in Cultural Mediations, and an instructor in Creative Technologies at the University of Regina.

As a PhD Fellow with the Transgender Media Lab, Evie is researching feminist lab ethics and helping to develop an online database of film and audiovisual works made by transgender, Two Spirit, non-binary, intersex, and gender non-conforming artists.

Their SSHRC-funded doctoral research investigates improvisation as a method for ethical co-creation between media artists and trans collaborators.

Areas of Academic Interest

Transgender Studies, Creative Technologies, Critical Studies in Improvisation, Visual Culture, Queer Theory

Selected Publications

Ruddy, Evie Johnny. “The Hard Part: The Erasure of Queer and Trans Experiences in an Online Debate about Male-Only Barbershops.” Divided: Populism, Polarization and Power in the New Saskatchewan, edited by JoAnn M. Jaffe, Patricia Elliott, and Cora Sellers. Fernwood Publishing, 2021, pp. 63-79.

Selected Conference Presentations

Ruddy, Evie. “‘Listening for Difference’: Improvisation as a Method for Ethical Co-Creation in Portrait Photography Projects Involving Trans Collaborators,” Great Lakes Association for Sound Studies: Listening as a Shared and Social Practice, University of Regina, Oct. 7-8, 2022.

Ruddy, Evie. “Building the Transgender Media Portal,” Indexing Resistance: The Blood & Guts of Queer Protest, Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts & Technology, York University, Lula Lounge, 23-24 June 2022.

Ruddy, Evie. “Queering the Creek: Curating the Disruption of Public Space Using Augmented Reality,” Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada, Biennial Conference, University of Saskatchewan, 15-19 June 2022.

Charity Marsh and Evie Ruddy. “Imagine This!: Improvisatory Acts, Curating Sounds, and Producing Community Radio for Children During the Pandemic,” 2022 IASPM Canada Conference: Starting Over? Popular Music and Working in Music in a Post-Pandemic World, University of Western Ontario, online, 18-19 May & 24-25 May 2022.

Ruddy, Evie. “How Will We Work Together? Creating the Transgender Media Lab Handbook and Project Charter,” Digital Humanities Unbound, Association for Computers and Humanities, and Canadian Society for Digital Humanities, May 17-19, 2022.

Charity Marsh and Evie Ruddy. “Imagine This! Reflections on 91.3FM CJTR Regina’s Community Radio Programming for Kids During the Covid-19 Pandemic,” Musical Proximities: A Virtual Conference, Concurrent with DIALOGUES: Decolonizing Sound, Music, and Dance Studies, online, 19-24 Nov. 2021.

Ruddy, Evie and Laura Horak. “Orienting Toward Social Justice: Trans, Anti-Racist, Anti-Colonial, Feminist, Queer, and Crip Approaches to Ethical Practices in the Digital Humanities,” Canadian Society for Digital Humanities (CSDH/SCHN) Conference, online, 30 May-3 June, 2021.

Carter, Claire and Evie Ruddy. “Queering the Queen City Audio Walking Tour: Storied Physicality and Urban Space,” North American Society for the Sociology of Sport 2018 Conference, Vancouver, BC, 31 Oct. – 3 Nov. 2018.

Panel Discussions & Public Talks

Enoch, Simon, Leslea Mair, Evie Ruddy, Cora Sellers, panelists. Panel discussion. “Culture Wars: Populism, Polarization and Power in the New Saskatchewan,” Divided Book Launch, 24 Nov. 2021, online.

Hord, Levi, Sadie Hochman-Ruiz, and Evie Ruddy, panelists. Panel discussion. “Trans in the Academy,” Western University Society of Graduate Students, 9 Sept 2021, online.

Brasseur, Jacq, Cat Haines, and Evie Ruddy, panelists. Panel discussion. “Queering Scopophilia: Disrupting the Cisgender Gaze,” Common Weal Community Arts and University of Saskatchewan – University Art Galleries, 17 April 2021, online.

Haines, Cat and Evie Ruddy. “Cat Haines and Evie Ruddy in Conversation,” Live-Streamed Minecraft Open Studio, Ender Gallery, MacKenzie Art Gallery, 16 April 2021.

Marsh, Charity and Evie Ruddy. “We Are a Family,” Out on the Prairie University of Regina Queer Initiative Speaker Series, 13 Jan. 2021.

Melodna, Tak Pham, and Evie Ruddy, panelists. Panel discussion. “Art IS Social Action: An Online Discussion,” Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation, 10 Feb. 2021.

Awards & Nominations

Un/tied, Digital Dozen Award, Columbia University School of the Arts Digital Storytelling Lab, 2020.

Un/tied, Nominated for a Canadian Screen Award, “Best Production, Interactive,” 2020.

Courses Taught 

CTCH 310: Augmented Reality: Critical Theory, Art, & Activism, Faculty of Media, Art, & Performance, University of Regina
CTCH 303: Technology & Culture, Faculty of Media, Art, & Performance, University of Regina
WGST 280: Feminisms & Activism, Luther College, University of Regina, 2014
WGST 100: Intro to Women’s & Gender Studies, Luther College, University of Regina, 2013 & 2014
PSCI 337: Women in Politics, University of Regina, 2012
SOC 212: Gender, University of Regina, 2012
PSCI 337: Women in Politics, University of Regina, 2008
PSCI 230: Canadian Politics, University of Regina, 2007