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Adan Jerreat-Poole PhD

Ethel Louise Armstrong Post-Doctoral Fellow (2020-2022)
Areas of ExpertiseFeminist digital media; Mad and disability studies; Queer theory; Digital humanities; Video games ; Social media; Life writing/automedia

Twitter @AdanJerreat

I am a Mad/disabled nonbinary white settler living on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee nations. I’m interested in reimagining our relationships with each other, our bodies, and technology through an ethics of intimacy, access, and care. How can we use technology and media to transform our society and generate accessible futures? How can ethical feminist networks challenge the violence of settler capitalism? My work explores the way disabled queer and trans feminists use digital media as tools of collective care, community-building, and activism. I also look to science fiction and pop culture as sites to do this critical dreaming. 

Research interests

  • Hybrid digital and analog forms
  • Critical game design
  • Crip futurity
  • Science fiction
  • Popular culture
  • Chronic pain

Research projects

  • Universe Design: The Crip-Girl Cyborg in Speculative Futures

  • Jerreat-Poole, A. (Forthcoming May 2021). The Boi of Feather and Steel. Metamorphosis duology. Toronto: Dundurn Press. Novel
  • Jerreat-Poole, A. (September 2020). The Girl of Hawthorn and Glass. Metamorphosis duology. Toronto: Dundurn Press. Novel.
  • Jerreat-Poole, A. (2019). Nonbinary: A Choose-Your-Own-Adventure. First Person Scholar. 2019. Videogame.
  • Jerreat-Poole, A. (2019). In the Garden. The New Quarterly. 149. Short fiction.
  • Jerreat-Poole, A. (2015). Easter Traditions. Qwerty Magazine. 34: 165-168. Short fiction.
  • Jerreat-Poole, A. (2015). The Prime Meridian. Soliloquies Anthology. 19.2: 53-58. Short fiction.
  • Jerreat-Poole, A. (2014). Zoning. The New Quarterly. 130: 133-134. Short fiction.

  • Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, McMaster University, 2019-2020
  • SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship, McMaster University, 2017- 2019