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Emilia Nielsen

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Department of Social Science

Assistant Professor

Office: 734 Ross Building South
Phone: 416 736 2100 Ext: 77813
Email: nielsene@yorku.ca
Attached CV: http://profiles.laps.yorku.ca/files/CV-Emilia-Nielsen-August-2018.pdf


Before joining York University, Dr. Nielsen was a Visiting Scholar at the Canadian Literature Centre at the University of Alberta. From 2015-2017 she was a fulltime Instructor in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies also at the U of A. In 2013-2015 she was a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Social Sciences at Quest University in Squamish, BC.

Her scholarly writing has appeared in academic journals such as Disability Studies Quarterly, Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature, Performance Research, Re-public: Re-imagining Democracy, Canadian Woman Studies as well as in literary journals across Canada. Surge Narrows, her debut poetry collection, was a finalist for the League of Canadian Poets’ Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. Body Work, her second collection of poetry, was published by Signature Editions in spring 2018. She is the author of the scholarly text Disrupting Breast Cancer Narratives: Stories of Rage and Repair, forthcoming with the University of Toronto Press in spring 2019.

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Degrees

PhD, Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, University of British Columbia
MA, Department of English, University of New Brunswick
BFA, Department of Writing, University of Victoria

Research Interests

, Health Humanities, Medical Humanities, Feminist Cultural Studies of Health, Illness and Disability, Arts, Medicine and Healing
Books

Publication
Year

Disrupting Breast Cancer Narratives: Stories of Rage and Repair. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press. Print. (In Press)

2019

Body Work. Winnipeg, MB: Signature Editions. Print.

2018

Surge Narrows. Lantzville, BC: Leaf Press. Print.

2013

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

“Chronically Ill, Critically Crip?: Poetry, Poetics and Dissonant Disabilities.” Disability Studies Quarterly. 36.4: n. pag. Web.

2016

“Queering Breast Cancer’s Affective Narratives: The Summer of Her Baldness and The L Word.” Special Issue: Queer/Affect. Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature. 48.1: 49-64. Print.

2015

“Counternarratives of Breast Cancer and Chronic Illness: Performing Disruption, Patienthood and Narrative Repair.” Special Issue: “On Medicine.” Performance Research. 19.4: 97-106. Print.

2014

“Feeling Angry: Breast Cancer Narratives, Cancer Prevention and Public Affects.” Canadian Woman Studies. Special Issue: Women and Cancer. 28.2/3: 117-122. Print.

2011

“Unfulfilled Promises: Troubling Trafficked Women in Eastern Promises.” Re-public: Re-imagining Democracy. Special Issue: Sexing Borders: n. pag. Web.

Translated into Greek: “Ανεκπλήρωτες υποσχέσεις: Προβληματισμός για το εμπόριο γυναικών στην ταινία Eastern Promises.” Re-public: Re-imagining Democracy. Special Issue: Φύλο και σύνορα.: n. pag. Web.

2008

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

“The Poetics and Ethics of Living with Chronic Illness: Exploring Feminist, Queer, Crip Canadian Poetry.” Indigenous, Canadian and Québécois Feminist Production Today, Banff Centre for the Arts, AB, October 11-14

2018

“Rereading Cereus Blooms at Night: Explicating Figures of Care.” Canadian Literature Centre Research Seminar, Edmonton, AB, February 27

2017

“Conceptualizing Indigenous ‘Graphic Medicine’: Telling Feminist Stories in Decolonizing Graphic Novels.” National Women’s Studies Association, Montreal, QC, November 13-16

2016

“Chronically Ill, Critically Crip?: Querying Disability Poetry and Poetics.” Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity, Honolulu, HI, May 18-19

2015

“‘The Angry Breast Cancer Survivors’: Creating Justice Through Sharing Stories.” National Women’s Studies Association, San Juan, PR, November 13-16

2014

“Breast Cancer at the Edge of Cultural Politics: Cancer Rage, Gender Rage.” Sexuality Studies Association, Victoria, BC, June 1-2 2013, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences

2013

“Feminist Bioethics, Narrative Ethics and Disruptive Breast Cancer Narratives: Claiming the Subjective Edge.” Women’s and Gender Studies et Recherches Féministes, Victoria, BC, June 1-4 2013, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences

2013

“Resisting Breast Cancer’s Normative Script: Catherine Lord’s The Summer of Her Baldness.” Thinking Gender 2011, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, February 11

2011

Conference Proceedings

Publication
Year

“Queerness in the Heterotopia: Unbecoming, Contingents, and the Archive.” Views from the Edge. Vancouver: Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies, University of British Columbia. 16.1: 78-90. Print.

2008


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2018 AP/SOSC4142 3.0 A Art and Health SEMR
Fall 2018 AP/SOSC3993 3.0 A Strategies of Social Science Research SEMR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2019 AP/SOSC3993 3.0 M Strategies of Social Science Research SEMR
Winter 2019 AP/SOSC3115 3.0 M Selected Topics in Health and Society SEMR


Before joining York University, Dr. Nielsen was a Visiting Scholar at the Canadian Literature Centre at the University of Alberta. From 2015-2017 she was a fulltime Instructor in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies also at the U of A. In 2013-2015 she was a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Social Sciences at Quest University in Squamish, BC.

Her scholarly writing has appeared in academic journals such as Disability Studies Quarterly, Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature, Performance Research, Re-public: Re-imagining Democracy, Canadian Woman Studies as well as in literary journals across Canada. Surge Narrows, her debut poetry collection, was a finalist for the League of Canadian Poets’ Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. Body Work, her second collection of poetry, was published by Signature Editions in spring 2018. She is the author of the scholarly text Disrupting Breast Cancer Narratives: Stories of Rage and Repair, forthcoming with the University of Toronto Press in spring 2019.

Degrees

PhD, Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, University of British Columbia
MA, Department of English, University of New Brunswick
BFA, Department of Writing, University of Victoria

Research Interests

, Health Humanities, Medical Humanities, Feminist Cultural Studies of Health, Illness and Disability, Arts, Medicine and Healing

All Publications


Books

Publication
Year

Disrupting Breast Cancer Narratives: Stories of Rage and Repair. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press. Print. (In Press)

2019

Body Work. Winnipeg, MB: Signature Editions. Print.

2018

Surge Narrows. Lantzville, BC: Leaf Press. Print.

2013

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

“Chronically Ill, Critically Crip?: Poetry, Poetics and Dissonant Disabilities.” Disability Studies Quarterly. 36.4: n. pag. Web.

2016

“Queering Breast Cancer’s Affective Narratives: The Summer of Her Baldness and The L Word.” Special Issue: Queer/Affect. Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature. 48.1: 49-64. Print.

2015

“Counternarratives of Breast Cancer and Chronic Illness: Performing Disruption, Patienthood and Narrative Repair.” Special Issue: “On Medicine.” Performance Research. 19.4: 97-106. Print.

2014

“Feeling Angry: Breast Cancer Narratives, Cancer Prevention and Public Affects.” Canadian Woman Studies. Special Issue: Women and Cancer. 28.2/3: 117-122. Print.

2011

“Unfulfilled Promises: Troubling Trafficked Women in Eastern Promises.” Re-public: Re-imagining Democracy. Special Issue: Sexing Borders: n. pag. Web.

Translated into Greek: “Ανεκπλήρωτες υποσχέσεις: Προβληματισμός για το εμπόριο γυναικών στην ταινία Eastern Promises.” Re-public: Re-imagining Democracy. Special Issue: Φύλο και σύνορα.: n. pag. Web.

2008

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

“The Poetics and Ethics of Living with Chronic Illness: Exploring Feminist, Queer, Crip Canadian Poetry.” Indigenous, Canadian and Québécois Feminist Production Today, Banff Centre for the Arts, AB, October 11-14

2018

“Rereading Cereus Blooms at Night: Explicating Figures of Care.” Canadian Literature Centre Research Seminar, Edmonton, AB, February 27

2017

“Conceptualizing Indigenous ‘Graphic Medicine’: Telling Feminist Stories in Decolonizing Graphic Novels.” National Women’s Studies Association, Montreal, QC, November 13-16

2016

“Chronically Ill, Critically Crip?: Querying Disability Poetry and Poetics.” Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity, Honolulu, HI, May 18-19

2015

“‘The Angry Breast Cancer Survivors’: Creating Justice Through Sharing Stories.” National Women’s Studies Association, San Juan, PR, November 13-16

2014

“Breast Cancer at the Edge of Cultural Politics: Cancer Rage, Gender Rage.” Sexuality Studies Association, Victoria, BC, June 1-2 2013, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences

2013

“Feminist Bioethics, Narrative Ethics and Disruptive Breast Cancer Narratives: Claiming the Subjective Edge.” Women’s and Gender Studies et Recherches Féministes, Victoria, BC, June 1-4 2013, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences

2013

“Resisting Breast Cancer’s Normative Script: Catherine Lord’s The Summer of Her Baldness.” Thinking Gender 2011, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, February 11

2011

Conference Proceedings

Publication
Year

“Queerness in the Heterotopia: Unbecoming, Contingents, and the Archive.” Views from the Edge. Vancouver: Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies, University of British Columbia. 16.1: 78-90. Print.

2008


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2018 AP/SOSC4142 3.0 A Art and Health SEMR
Fall 2018 AP/SOSC3993 3.0 A Strategies of Social Science Research SEMR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2019 AP/SOSC3993 3.0 M Strategies of Social Science Research SEMR
Winter 2019 AP/SOSC3115 3.0 M Selected Topics in Health and Society SEMR