PhD Student, Communication Studies, Concordia University
2016 – MA Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies, Faculty of Creative and Cultural Studies, University of British Columbia
Juawana is a doctoral student working at the intersection of feminism and critical animal studies. Her work engages with feminist theories of affect, trauma, and violence to explore discourses of empathy and witnessing across species. She is currently interested in looking at alternative media to understand how activists call the human/nonhuman binary into question and the implications for the greater social justice project as a whole. Alongside her dissertation research, Juawana remains interested in representations of resistance in popular culture, radical pedagogy, and media activism. In addition to graduate research, Juawana has a background in social work and a love for small press print media.