Danielle Peers

PhD. Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta

Danielle Peers is a queer-crip community organizer, artist, and scholar who engages sociocultural theory to study disability movements and the non-normative moving body. Danielle is currently a Banting Postdoctoral Scholar in Communication Studies at Concordia University, where she uses research-creation methods to collaboratively identify, analyze and incubate community-based strategies for supporting the flourishing of people who experience disability. Danielle completed her PhD at the University of Alberta in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation. Her doctoral project – a genealogy of physical activity as a way of governing race, disability, and sexuality in Canada – was funded by both by the Vanier Canada (SSHRC) and Trudeau Foundation Scholarship. Danielle has made 7 activist-oriented videos, including four research-creation pieces that have shown at numerous festivals. More information on Danielle’s research, film and performance work, activism, and past Paralympic career can be found at www.daniellepeers.com.