Menu Close

Roshaya Rodness

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Toronto

I received my PhD from McMaster University in 2018 in the Department of English & Cultural Studies. My research looks specifically to the history of queer film and visual culture to explore radical and promissory forms of social being that are unexpectedly revealed by the film camera’s unique perceptive qualities. My dissertation, Queer Indifference: Solitude, Film, Dreams, developed a theory of the subversive power of recessive forms of social intimacy called queer indifference. As a Postdoctoral fellow at UTM's Department of Visual Studies I explore the relationship between the film camera and diverse bodies in conflict. I have published my work in several journals, including Canadian Literature, Chiasma: A Site For Thought, World Picture, New Centennial Review, Criticism, the Journal of Interdisciplinary Voice Studies, and in


  • –present
    Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Toronto


  • 2019 
    McMaster University , English and Critical Theory