Women & Gender Studies Institute

Dina Georgis

M.A. (Philosophy of Education, OISE); Ph.D. (Women’s Studies, York University)

On Leave : July 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019

phone : 416-978-4671

office : 2027

email : dina.georgis@utoronto.ca

Dina Georgis’ work is situated in the fields of postcolonial and sexuality studies. She draws on psychoanalytic concepts to think through how expressive and political cultures are responses to the queer affective remains of the past. Her book, The Better Story: Queer Affects from the Middle East (SUNY, 2013) considers the emotional dynamics of political conflict, the stories and subjectivities they produce, and what it means to make an ethical relationship to conflict. She has also published essays on memory and  the Lebanese civil war and, separately, on queer Arab ontologies. In collaboration with Dr Sara Matthews (WLU) and artist duo Bambitchell (Toronto), she is presently working on a project supported by SSHRC Development Research Creation entitled “Surveillant Subjectivities: Youth Cultures, Art and Affect.”

She supervises graduate students in the following areas: Postcolonial Studies, Affect Studies, Queer Theory, Psychoanalysis, Aesthetic Expression, Trauma and War, Memory Studies.