Education: B.A. (Sociology/Women and Gender Studies), Brandon University, 2013
Co-Supervisors: Dr. Linda Cullum Dr. Nicole Power
Thesis (working title):
Surviving Double‐Stigma: Gay and Lesbian Aboriginal and Métis Experiences in Canada
For my Master’s thesis, I focus on groups who experience double-stigma in Canadian society as a result of being gay or lesbian and belonging to a minority population. Specifically, I focus on Aboriginal and Métis gay and lesbian youth in Canada, in order to illustrate their unique and complex experiences. I intend to examine the challenges that these individuals face not only within their own communities, but also in Canadian society at large. To that end, this project focuses on how issues of social integration and internalised homophobia intersect with structural conditions such as education, class, and geographic marginalization.