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Arielle VanderSchans

 Room 4094
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B7
Fax: 519-661-3506
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Arielle VanderSchans is a fourth-year PhD student with a focus on fiction writers and their research habits. Specifically, she’s interested in exploring their relationship with serendipity; how— among all of a writers’ research—one piece could make everything fit. Apart from her studies and research, Arielle has honed the methodical skill of book binding, noting that if she had to stop her academic work, book binding would be her trade of choice. In fact, Arielle has turned her hobby into a sort of side hustle. When she finds the time, she studies under a local teacher, hoping to earn her certificate in book binding, as well as repair her collection of 19th century books.

VanderSchans, Arielle (2016) "The Role of Name Choice in the Construction of Transgender Identities," Western Papers in Linguistics / Cahiers linguistiques de Western:
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