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SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Cinema & Media Studies, York University, Canada

Ryan Conrad is a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow in Cinema & Media Studies with Archive/Counter-Archive at York University in Toronto. From 2017-2019 he was a postdoctoral fellow at the AIDS Activist History Project housed in the Sociology and Anthropology department at Carleton University. He holds a PhD from the Centre for the Interdisciplinary Study of Society and Culture at Concordia University and an MFA in interdisciplinary studio arts with a focus on film, video, and performance from the Maine College of Art .

Conrad is the co-founder of Against Equality, a digital archive and publishing collective based in the United States and Canada. He is the editor of the collective’s anthology series that are compiled together in Against Equality: Queer Revolution, Not Mere Inclusion (2014). He has also contributed single-author and co-authored chapters to several anthologies including: Between Certain Death and a Possible Future: Queer Writing on Growing up with the AIDS Crisis (2021), Queer and Trans Migrations: Dynamics of Detention, Deportation, and Illegalization (2020), Decolonizing Sexualities: Transnational Perspectives, Critical Interventions (2016) The Gay Agenda (2014), and Queering Anarchism (2013). He is also the Chair of the Sexuality Studies Association.

His written work has appeared in scholarly and activist publications including: American Quarterly, Women Studies Quarterly, JumpCut, Auto/Biography Studies, Canadian Journal of Film Studies, e-flux, Aparté, QED: A Journal of LGBTQ Worldmaking, Upping the Anti, Scholar & Feminist, Socialism & Democracy, Drain, We Who Feel Differently, Little Joe, UltraViolet, In These Times, TruthOut, and Fifth Estate.

Experience

  • 2019–present
    SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Cinema & Media Studies , York University
  • 2020–present
    Part-time Faculty, Women's and Gender Studies, Carleton University
  • 2019–2021
    Part-time Faculty, Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality, Concordia University

Education

  • 2017 
    Concordia University, PhD
  • 2010 
    Maine College of Art, MFA

Publications

  • 2022
    Generated Vulnerability: Male Sex Workers, Third-Party Platforms, & Data Security (Chapter), Queer Data
  • 2021
    Looking for Gaëtan (Chapter), Between Certain Death and a Possible Future: Queer Writing on Growing up with the AIDS Crisis
  • 2021
    Cable Access Queer: Revisiting Toronto Living With AIDS 1990-91, Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media
  • 2020
    O Canada: HIV Not Welcome Here (Chapter), Queer and Trans Migrations: Dynamics of Detention, Deportation, and Illegalization
  • 2016
    Revisiting AIDS and Its Metaphors, Drain
  • 2014
    Against Equality: Queer Revolution, Not Mere Inclusion,
  • 2014
    That’s Right, We’re Here to Destroy Marriage! (Chapter), The Gay Agenda: Claiming Space, Identity, and Justice
  • 2013
    Gay Marriage and Queer Love (Chapter), Queering Anarchism

Grants and Contracts

  • 2021
    Viral Interventions: Artists, Communities and AIDS Activist Media
    Role:
    Collaborator
    Funding Source:
    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
  • 2021
    COVID-19, social safety nets, and sex work in the capital region
    Role:
    Co-Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
  • 2020
    After-images and urban spaces: lesbian, gay and queer visible presence in Montreal (1950-1990)
    Role:
    Co-Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Professional Memberships

  • Chair, Sexuality Studies Association
  • Member, Film Studies Association of Canada
  • Member, Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities
  • Member, Canadian Studies Network