Members

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Janik Bastien-Charlebois
is a sociology professor at UQAM and a co-investigator for Testimonial Cultures. She chairs the working committee on testimonials by people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender, or intersex.

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Catherine Chesnay
Coming soon.

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Marie-Eve Gauvin
teaches at the Social Service Department of the Cégep régional de Lanaudière in Terrebonne. She is a member of Testimonial Cultures' General Assembly. Marie-Ève is a college researcher, involved for several years in an ongoing partnership with COCQ-SIDA on the impact of testimonials delivered by people living with HIV/AIDS. Her current research aims to evaluate the appreciation of educational tools developed by Testimonial Cultures

Janik Bastien-Charlebois

Catherine Chesnay

Marie-Eve Gauvin

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Charlotte Guerlotté
Coming soon.

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Marie Houzeau
is the executive director of GRIS-Montreal. She is a member of the project’s general assembly and sits on the working committee on testimonials by people who identify as members of sexual and gender minorities.

 

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Eve Lamoureux
Coming soon.

Charlotte Guerlotté

Marie Houzeau

Ève Lamoureux

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Julie Lavigne
is an art historian and a professor in the Department of Sexology at UQAM. After receiving her PhD in art history from McGill University, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Ethics Research Centre of University of Montreal (CRÉUM). Her research focuses on contemporary feminist art, the representation of sexuality in art and in television series, feminist re-appropriation of pornographic codes as well as issues related to ethics, feminism and queer theory.

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Vero Leduc

is a professor in the Social and Public Communication Department at UQAM, where she teaches in the Cultural Action program. Artist and researcher, she is involved in a number of collaborative projects. Her research and art practice are embedded in research-creation approaches and critical, feminist, queer, intersectional, crip (disabled) and deaf perspectives. A member of Testimonial Cultures' since its early stages, she coordinated the production of three DVD compilations that contain testimonials by people living with HIV and people with sex work experience. Together with Nengeh Mensah and Ève Lamoureux, she is currently conducting a study on the reception of the exhibition Témoigner pour Agir.

 

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Maria Nengeh Mensah
is a professor in the School of Social Work and at the Institut de recherches et d’études féministes at UQAM. She is the Testimonial Cultures project’s principal investigator and is co-chair of three working committees. She specializes in the dynamics of social exclusion related to women’s health and sexuality and collective action against stigmatization. Her primary research areas are social discourse related to sexual marginalities and knowledge/power dynamics in the context of the HIV/AIDS epidemic

Julie Lavigne

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Maria Nengeh Mensah

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Elizabeth Mercier
Coming soon.

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Ken Monteith
is the executive director of COCQ-SIDA. He is a member of the project’s general assembly and sits on the working committee on testimonials by people living with HIV/AIDS. For Ken, sharing personal stories is important. He explores this theme in his blogTalk to the Humpand his contributions to PositiveLite.com, an online magazine.

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Chiara Piazzesi
a professor in the Sociology Department at UQAM and one of the project's co-investigator. Trained in philosophy and sociology, her current research focuses on emerging romantic configurations, as well as the concept of "erotic capital". Her interests also include the consequences of recent technological innovations on the various forms of encounter, interaction and intimate relationships. Along with Julie Lavigne and Martin Blais, she is the co-founder of GESSTES, a study group on technologies and social environment transformation.

 

Elizabeth Mercier

Ken Monteith

Chiara Piazzesi

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Olivier Vallerand
is GRIS-Montreal’s research coordinator. He is a member of the project’s general assembly and sits on the working committee on testimonials by people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender, or intersex. His interest in the project stems from almost fifteen years’ experience in community organizations and student associations fighting homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia and, more specifically, from his experience giving testimonials in schools with GRIS-Montreal and GRIS-Quebec since 2001.

 

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Thomas Waugh
is a professor at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema and in the Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality program at Concordia University. As one of the project’s co-investigators, he chairs the working committee on testimonials by people living with HIV/AIDS. His interests include the representation of sexual marginalities and minorities and the comparison of the discourses of media and arts-based interventions on HIV/AIDS.

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Sandra Welsey
Coming soon.

Olivier Vallerand

Thomas Waugh

Sandra Welsey

Collaborators

  • Action santé travestie et transexuelle du Québec (ASTTeQ)
  • Julie Antoine, Réseau des lesbiennes du Québec
  • Alexandre Baril, School of Social Work, University of Ottawa
  • Vero B-L, Stella l'amie de Maimie
  • Amélie Charbonneau, GRIS-Montréal
  • Karine Espineira, Observatoire des transidentités (France)
  • Thomas Haig, associate professor, École de travail social, UQAM
  • Edouard Ou Jin Lee, École de travail social, Université de Montréal
  • René Légaré, communications coordinator, COCQ-SIDA

Additional contributors

We would like to extend our warmest thanks to the people who have participated in and contributed to this project over the years:

  • Alain Ayotte, research assistant (art history), UQAM
  • Erin Benzakein, intern (independent student), Concordia University
  • Mélina Bernier, community research coordinator, COCQ-SIDA
  • Marie-Hélène Bourcier, Département Culture à l'Université Lille III, France
  • Ian Bradley-Perrin, intern (history), Concordia University
  • Chris Bruckert, professor at the Department of Criminology, University of Ottawa
  • Simon Corneau, professor at the Département de sexologie, UQAM
  • Anna-Aude Caouette, Stella l'amie de Maimie
  • Eve-Lyne Cayouette-Asby, associate director of the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling (COHDS), Concordia University
  • Martine Delvaux, Département d'études littéraires, UQAM
  • Aj Ausina Dirtystein, postdoctoral researcher, IREF-UQAM
  • Mathieu-Joël Gervais, Aide aux trans du Québec (ATQ)
  • "Gary", Aide aux trans du Québec (ATQ)
  • Gabriel Giroux, research assistant (social work), UQAM
  • Stephanie Alyson Gravel, Aide aux trans du Québec (ATQ)
  • Maryka Henry, research assistant (sociology), UQAM
  • Steven High, Department of History, Concordia University
  • Aurélie Hot, community research coordinator, COCQ-SIDA
  • Sylvie Jochems, École de travail social, UQAM
  • Émilie Laliberté, Stella l'amie de Maimie
  • Bruno Laprade, PolitiQ - queer radical Montreal
  • Mélyssa Legault, Aide aux trans du Québec (ATQ)
  • Philip Lichti, CHORN, Concordia University
  • Julie Marceau, research assistant (sexology), UQAM
  • Florence Marchand, research assistant (social work), UQAM
  • Kira McLean, intern (psychology and interdisciplinary studies in sexuality), Concordia University
  • Elisabeth Miller, Department of communication studies, Concordia University
  • Sindi Numa, intern (biochemistry), Concordia University
  • Joyce Rock, Stella l'amie de Maimie
  • Elena Santana Parrilla, intern (psychology), Concordia University
  • Emily Symons, Prostitutes of Ottawa/Gatineau Work, Educate & Resist (POWER)
  • Kelsey Traikov, intern (women's studies), Concordia University
  • Alexandra Uhrig, intern (anthropology), Concordia University
  • Carol-Anne Vallé, research assistant (social work), UQAM