Randi Nixon

Randi Nixon is a queer-feminist scholar whose work lies at the intersections of affect, queer theory, and equity. She teaches at the University of Alberta and NorQuest College. She likes cooking, swimming, reading, and spending quality time with her kin. In her spare time she also moonlights as Beatrix, a ruthless justice-seeking half-demon.
3-69 Assiniboia Hall

Dorothy Woodman
Adjunct Associate Lecturer (she/her)

After working in various sectors throughout her adult life, Dr. Dorothy Woodman began graduate work in academics, first to complete research in postcolonial topics and then, following treatments for Stage 3 Breast Cancer, to focus on how the breast has material and symbolic significances and how cancer is explored in memoirs and fiction. She convocated in 2012 and began full-time work as a sessional lecturer. While her teaching occurs primarily in English departments, the interdisciplinary nature of her work brought opportunities to focus on feminist topics in gender within the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies. Dr. Woodman is currently a member of an international committee exploring research collaboration and gender. She sees classrooms as communities of inquiry by incorporating participants’ knowledges and experiences and by engaging intersectional analyses while actively indigenizing/decolonizing academic work. 

Recent publications include:

  • The Cancer Plot: Terminal Immortality in Marvel’s Moral Universe. With Reginald Wiebe. Forthcoming with the University of Alberta Press.
  • “Getting Hammered by Cancer: ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Re-examines the Hero’s Journey” The Conversation (Canada). 21 July 2022. With Reginald Wiebe.
  • “When the Phallus is a ‘Dick’: The Cultural/Material Turn to Breasts.” The Routledge Companion to Gender, Sexuality and Culture. 2022. With Reisa Klein.
  • Reimaging Breasts. Special Edition for Imaginations: Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies, vol. 11, no. 1 (2020). Co-editor with Reisa Klein and Gabrielle Siegers.
  • “Erotic. Maternal. Cultural. Symbolic. Medical. What are Breasts? How are They Imagined? And Who Gets to Decide?” Introduction to Special Edition for Imaginations: Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies, vol. 11, no. 1 (2020). With Reisa Klein and Gabrielle Siegers.
  • Photograph-Essay on Breast Prosthetics. For Imaginations: Journal of Cross- Cultural Image Studies, vol. 11, no. 1 (2020). With Aloys Fleishmann.