May Friedman’s research looks at unstable identities, including bodies that do not conform to traditional racial and national or aesthetic lines. May blends social work, teaching, research, writing and parenting and her passions include social justice and reality TV (she is firmly in favour of living with contradiction). Recent publications include explorations of fat and fertility, reproduction and parenting, examinations of fat temporalities and writing on the intersections of family and social media platforms such as Instagram.
Sample of supervised ComCult projects:
2020 - Siena Maxwell; Major Research Paper: An Exploration of Suicide Reporting in Canadian Newspapers
2019 - Calla Evans; Thesis: Inviting the Infinifat Voice to the Fatshion Conversation: An Exploration into How Superfat Women Access Fashion
2017 - Anna Frey; Thesis: Who’s Laughing Now? Survivors of Sexual Violence Joke About Rape
2017 - Katherine Louise Moore; Thesis: Superheroes Through Time And Space: Intersecting Representations of Nation, Hero, And Masculinity In Superman And Doctor Who