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Dr. Craig Jennex

Assistant Professor
EducationBA Honours (Dalhousie), MA and PhD (McMaster)
Areas of ExpertiseLGBTQ2+ history, politics, and culture in Canada and North America; queer and feminist theory; twentieth and twenty-first century popular music performance and participation; cultural studies and critical theory; time and temporality; popular culture and youth music cultures.


Craig Jennex is an Assistant Professor of English at Ryerson University and a scholar of LGBTQ2+ culture and politics, queer and feminist theory, and popular music studies. He is currently writing a book on the role of popular music (with particular attention to disco and womyn’s music) in the gay and lesbian liberation movement in Canada. He is co-author (with Nisha Eswaran) of Out North: An Archive of Queer Activism and Kinship in Canada (Figure 1 Publishing 2020) and co-editor (with Susan Fast) of Popular Music and the Politics of Hope: Queer and Feminist Interventions (Routledge 2019).

You can find Dr. Jennex’s work in Popular Music and Society; TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies; GUTS: A Canadian Feminist Magazine; The Journal of Canadian Studies; The Spaces and Places of Canadian Popular Culture; Popular Music and the Politics of Hope: Queer and Feminist Interventions; Fan Identities and Practices: Dedicated to Music; and The Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Music and Gender, among others. He is currently editing a special issue of MUSICultures on the topic of queer musicking with Charity Marsh (University of Regina) and Line Grenier (Université de Montréal).

Dr. Jennex holds a PhD in English and Cultural Studies, a PhD Diploma in Gender Studies and Feminist Research and an MA in Cultural Studies and Critical Theory from McMaster University and a BA in Music from Dalhousie University. He has previously taught at McMaster University, where he won the McMaster Students Union Excellence in Teaching Award, the University of Regina, Wilfred Laurier University, and Dalhousie University.