FIMS Profile

Dr. Susan Knabe
Associate Dean, Undergraduate
Associate Professor

FIMS & Nursing Building Room Suite 2050
Phone: 519-661-2111 x88497

FIMS & Nursing Building Room 4081
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B7
Fax: 519-661-3506
Jointly appointed to the Department of Women’s Studies and Feminist Research and the Faculty of Information and Media Studies.Areas of Interest:
Critical Theory and Cultural Studies; Sexuality, Gender and Popular Culture; Feminist Theory; Queer Theory; Representation, Subjectivity and Embodiment, particularly in response to AIDS and the Holocaust; AIDS and Cultural Production; Sexuality and Citizenship (focus on race, class and ethnicity); Medicalization and the Media; Media and ResistanceSelected Publications:
"Coincidences and Likely Stories: Perverse Desire and Viral Exchange in the 'Origin' of AIDS," Colonialism and Commerce: Economies of Representation, 1790-2000, ed. Leigh Dale and Helen Gilbert (forthcoming from Ashgate); "Corporeal Resistance/Corporeal Reconciliation: Body and Language in Kiss of the Fur Queen," Connections: Non-Native Responses to Native Canadian Literature, ed. Coomi Vevaina and Hartmut Lutz. "Viral Migrations: Fairy Tales of Family and Nation, Death and Disease," Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction (special edition on Queer Theory)Honours and Distinctions:
Awarded Vice-Chancellor’s Commendation for Academic Excellence for PhD thesis (Macquarie University); SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship; Governor General’s Gold Medal for Master’s Thesis (Trent University)Work In Progress:
"An Inadequate Knowledge of the Duration of Other Bodies": Tracing the Affective Legacy of Genocide in AIDS Cultural Production; Moral Pan(dem)ic: Deviance and Disease in Canadian Medical Discourses on AIDS; Indigenous Film and Media in an International Context (edited collection with Wendy Pearson)