Lucas Crawford keynote presentation at Queer U 2016

Lucas Crawford is the Ruth Wynn Woodward Junior Chair in Gender Studies at Simon Fraser University and the current Critic-In-Residence of CWILA (Canadian Women in the Literary Arts). Lucas is the author of Sideshow Concessions (a book of poetry that won the 2015 Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry) and of Transgender Architectonics (a book of scholarly essays that came out in December 2015). This summer, Montreal’s Matrix Magazine will publish a “trans lit” issue edited by Lucas. Over the years, Lucas has founded a drag king troupe in Edmonton; organized events and actions about justice, disability, food, and fatness; undertaken a five-week writing residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts; made and screened two short films; and a host of other fun things relating to gender, space, and bodies. Lucas is from rural Nova Scotia and has lived in London (ON), Montreal, and Edmonton on the way to Vancouver.