Margeaux Feldman

Margeaux Feldman is a PhD candidate in the Department of English and the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto, where she also holds a Certificate in Community-Engaged Learning. As a queer and disabled educator, her research and teaching is informed by a commitment to collaboration, community building, and care. In 2015 she was the recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, and she has gone on to create award-winning teaching initiatives including “Teaching Queerly,” a winner of the Faculty of Arts and Science Teaching Stream Pedagogical Grant. Margeaux also regularly facilitates workshops in the community on trauma-informed conflict resolution, emotional communication, and zine making.


Following ‘Fugitive Spaces’ workshops, the authors of this zine present a creative collage of responses to the proposed pedagogy of bringing marginalised voices to the centre of educational debates.

Recognising that teaching is care work, the authors unsettle neoliberal discussions of resilience and survival. They argue for femme pedagogy, a trauma-informed approach to education in which vulnerability, healing, and community are vital to academic spaces.


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