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Ryan Conrad

Adjunct Research Professor and Contract Instructor

Degrees:PhD in Cultural Studies (Concordia University), MFA in Interdisciplinary Studio Arts (Maine College of Art), B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies (Bates College)

Ryan Conrad is an activist, artist, and cultural studies scholar whose research, teaching, and cultural production interests in the study of sexuality include queer studies, queer of colour critique, affect theory, archival practices, film and media, HIV/AIDS, sex work, migration, and social movement history. Conrad is currently the chair of the Sexuality Studies Association and he previously held a SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship with the Archive/Counter-Archive project housed in Cinema and Media Arts at York University (2019-2022). His is currently working on two manuscripts, one entitled Radical VIHsion: Canadian AIDS Film and Video, and another on Lizzie Borden’s 1986 film Working Girls for the Queer Film Classics book series.