Students

King Research Group


 


 

Current Students

John Hannant-Minchel

John Hannant-Minchel (MA Candidate)

Thesis:

Who Cares? Gendered Practices and Meanings of Care Among Summer Camp Staff

Research Interests:

Critical Studies of Men and Masculinities, Gender, Physical Cultural Studies, Recreation and Leisure studies, Ethnography, Creative Methodologies

Selected Conference Presentations:

Hannant-Minchel, J. (2018). Masculinities at summer camp: An ethnofiction. Presented at the Bertha Rosenstadt National Undergraduate Research Conference, Toronto, ON, March 23.

Victoria Millious

Victoria Millious (PhD Candidate)

Dissertation:

Contemporary Canadian and American breastfeeding practices, health promotion, and scholarship from an anti-healthist and feminist theoretical orientation.

Research Interests:

Intersections of food, labor, health, and gender.

Selected Publications:

Brady, J. Ventresca, M. and Millious, V. (2016). Problematizing Milk: Considering Production Beyond the Food System. In Levkoe, C. Brady, J., Anderson, C. Conversations in Food Studies. Winnipeg, Canada: University of Manitoba Press.

Natalia Mukhina

Natalia Mukhina (Doctoral Student)

MA Thesis:

Lost in Translation? Russian Media Portrayals and Laypersons’ Interpretations of Angelina Jolie’s Breast Cancer Discourse

Research Interests:

Health, illness and medicine; biopolitics; sociocultural aspects of cancer research; health and “experimental bodies”; social implication of biomedical research; biomarkers vs personality; communications strategies in health; qualitative methods; arts-based research; knowledge translation

Selected Conference Presentations:

“Being Angelina Jolie”: Breast cancer previvors in Russia after a big-name celebrity’s disclosure. 2015 PCAC/ACPC Conference, Niagara Falls ON.

Presenter at 16th Annual Research Colloquium, the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON (April 2016).

Christine Moon

Christine Moon (Doctoral Student)

Dissertation:

Experiences of Medical Assistance in Dying for Racialized Canadians

Research Interests:

End-of-life, Aging, Diaspora Studies, Korea Studies

Selected Publications:

AB Thesis, Anthropology. “The Good Life at the End-of-Life: Ideals for End-of-Life for South Korean Elders Living in Toronto, Canada.”
 
MSc Thesis, Medical Science. “The Role of Family Physicians in Palliative Care: Perspectives of Patients with Advanced Cancer.”
Gözde Öncil

Gözde Öncil (Doctoral Student)

MA Thesis:

Staying a Woman, Becoming a Patient: Experiences of Breast Cancer, Gender and Identity in Neoliberal Turkey

Research Interests:

Critical Health Studies, Breast Cancer, Critical Sport Studies, Neoliberalism, Gender, Qualitative Research

Selected Conference Presentations

Öncil, G. (2020, March). Reconsidering Breasts: Breast Cancer, the Female Body, and Mastectomy Tattoos. 51st NeMLA Convention. Boston, Massachusetts.  

Öncil, G. (2019, April). Nomad patients and Disease Regimes: The Neoliberal Healthcare System in Turkey. Presented at 19th Annual Research Colloquium. The School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON. 

Öncil, G. (2018, January). Oil Wrestlers through a Western Lens: What’s up with the Oil? Presented at the 16th Macintosh Sociology of Sport Day Conference, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON.
 
Öncil, G. (2017, June). Slippery Perceptions about Oil Wrestling: From Terrible Turks to Objects of Desire. Presented at Corpus Historicus Conference, University of Silesia in Katowice, Katowice, Silesia.
Andrea Reid

Andrea Reid (PhD Candidate)

Dissertation:

Unsettling Whiteness: An Investigation into a Nuclear Family’s History, Aspirations, and Desires

Research Interests:

Feminism; subjectivity; embodiment; family; reproductive politics; fat studies

Selected Publications:

Power, E., Reid, A., & Patterson, S. K. (2020). BICN Covid-19 stories report. Basic Income Canada Network.

Selected Conference Presentations:

Understandings of Self in a Canadian Yoga Community. Presented at the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Conference, November 2017.
 
Unraveling the Atomized Self Through Ashtanga Yoga. Presented at the Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Conference, August 2017.
Kaitlyn Seow

Kaitlyn Seow (MA Candidate)

Thesis:

Decolonial Queering in Professional Sports: Representations of LGBT Inclusion

Research Interests:

Media representations of sport, sociocultural issues in sport, critical theory

Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith (PhD Candidate)

Dissertation:

Helpful or Harmful?: An Institutional Ethnography of Self-Harm and Psychiatry

Research Interests:

Mad studies, feminist/critical disability studies, medical humanities, feminist science studies

Selected Publications:

Bennett, Christopher, and Sarah Smith. “I Need to Tell My Story Properly”: Queer Narrative Production in Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette.” In An Illness of Her Own: Women and Their Writing Processes and Products, edited by Rachel N. Spear. Accepted.

Smith, Sarah and Grace Wedlake. “Mad Resilience, Mad Kinship: Alternative Responses to Crisis at Queen’s University. In Mad Scholar’s Anthology, edited by Shaya Kafai and Melanie Jones. In Press.

Selected Conference Presentations:

“Mental Illness, Meaning Making, and the Material Mind.” Crossroads Interdisciplinary Health Research Conference, Halifax, NS, March 15-16.

Jillian Takacs (MA Candidate)

Thesis:

Health and Maintaining Borders: Politicization of Health in Canadian Immigration

Research Interests:

Politics of health, medicalization, cultural studies, disability studies, qualitative health research

 
Grace Wedlake

Grace Wedlake (Doctoral Student)

MA Thesis:

Reimagining Suicide Prevention at Queen’s University

Research Interests:

Critical disability studies, Mad studies, critical suicidology, food studies

Selected Publications:

Wedlake, Grace. (2020). “Complicating theory through practice: Affirming the right to die for suicidal people.” Canadian Journal of Disability Studies. In Press.

Smith, Sarah and Grace Wedlake. “Mad Resilience, Mad Kinship: Alternative Responses to Crisis at Queen’s University. In Mad Scholar’s Anthology, edited by Shaya Kafai and Melanie Jones. In Press.

Selected Conference Presentations:

Wedlake, Grace. (2020, April). “Reimagining University Responses to Suicide Prevention.” Paper presented at The American Association for Suicidology, Portland, OR (via Zoom due to COVID-19 Restrictions).