Natalie Kouri-Towe is an Assistant Professor and Program and Practicum Director for the Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality program at the Simone de Beauvoir Institute at Concordia University in Montreal, QC. She has worked previously as a Lecturer in the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh (2017/18) and as a visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Thorneloe University at Laurentian in Sudbury, ON (2016/17).
She completed her PhD in 2015 in the department of Social Justice Education (formerly Sociology and Equity Studies in Education), OISE and the Women and Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto.
She has published her research in both academic and non-academic venues on topics related to sexuality, solidarity, pedagogy, kinship, and attachment within the contexts of social movements, gender and sexuality studies, and activist responses to conditions of war in the Middle East. Her research and teaching draw on feminist and queer theory, affect studies, transnational feminism, anti-racism, cultural studies, masculinities, securitization, migration, and digital media. She is currently working on two areas of research: the first examines solidarity and kinship in responses to the “refugee crisis,” and the second investigates gender and sexuality pedagogies in the contemporary classroom. For more information on her research, please click here: Research.