Before arriving in Concordia’s Communication Studies PhD program, Islandia (aka Carina Guzmán) completed an undergraduate degree in History, and a Master’s in Geography at the Mexican National Autonomous University. Islandia’s doctoral research is a pivot point in her academic career; it is designed to apply her background in the analysis of territorial formation and landscape articulation to auto/ethnographic research on queer women’s spaces in the 21st century. Her focus is on practices and ideas present in the translocal elements of capitalist-alternative women’s nightlife organizing such as labour, material culture, digital culture, gender economic disparity, spatial justice and the sexual politics of urban places.