Contract Faculty and Staff

Clipperton, Deborah

Department of Humanities
Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies

Office Address: 021A Vanier College
Email Address: dclipperton@sympatico.ca
Phone: 416-736-2100 x40248

Klement, Kristine

School of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies
Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies

Office Address: 206P Founders College
Email Address: kklement@yorku.ca
Phone: 416-736-2100 x20901

In my current research I examine the symptoms of neoliberalism through a feminist psychoanalytic framework. My project attempts to draw connections between the latest symptoms catalogued by the DSM-V and the social transformations of late capitalism – changing family and kinship structures (gay marriage, new reproductive technologies...), gender roles transformed by the economy (the end of patriarchy?), and a culture of individualism and social mistrust. The DSM labels a set of socially maladaptive behaviours, but I wonder what else these symptoms are saying about suffering today. This projects fits into larger research questions stemming from my doctoral work on the intersections between mental “illness", creativity, and political resistance.

Newman, Zoë

Department of Sociology
Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies

Office Address: 637 Atkinson College
Email Address: znewman@yorku.ca
Phone: 416-736-2100 x22565

Zoë Newman’s research and teaching investigate places where constructions of gender, race, and sexuality shape each other and meet up with ideas about citizenship, neoliberalism, and public space. She is doing ongoing work on public celebrations like Pride and Caribana/Carnival, and the ambivalent meanings of spectacle. Some of her past work has looked at the phenomenon of Martha Stewart as a purveyor of whiteness; lofts, identity-marketing, and gentrification; and the 1977 backlash against gay men on and around Yonge Street. Zoë recently co-edited a special issue of Resources for Feminist Research, entitled “Decolonizing Spaces,” and has a chapter called “Bodies, Genders, Sexualities: Counting Past Two” in Power and Everyday Practices. Her work has also been published in In a Queer Country and Canadian Woman Studies.

Research interests: heteronormativity and whiteness; citizenship and neoliberalism; histories of sexualities and racialization; urban culture and public space; transnational feminisms; knowledge production and colonization.

Simpkins, Reese

School of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies
Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies

Office Address: 206R Founders College
Email Address: reese.simpkins@gmail.com
Phone: 416-736-2100 x20902