On Dec. 5, 2018 Charlotte Hoelke very successfully defended her excellent PhD dissertation in a lively and exciting discussion with the examiners and the committee.

The dissertation is entitled : “I’m a Mountain Biking Vampire Witch From the Future!”:  Queer Decolonial Killjoys in Queer Studies and Politics “

The Committee included:

Deborah Miranda, External examiner

Professor of English, Washington and Lee University

Lexington VA 24450 USA

Dan Irving, Internal Examiner

Associate Professor ,The Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies and

Acting Director for the Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies

Carleton University

Kahente Horn-Miller, Committee Member

Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator – Indigenous Studies

School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies

Co-Director, Centre for Indigenous Research, Language and Education (CIRCLE)

Carleton University

Patrizia Gentile, Committee Member

Associate Professor, The Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies,

 School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies, and the

Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies

Carleton University

Eva Mackey, Thesis Supervisor

Professor, The School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies

Nduka Otiono, Chair

Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator

the Institute of African Studies

Carleton University

CONGRATULATIONS Charlotte!