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Alexis Poirier-Saumure

Alexis Poirier-Saumure is a PhD candidate working under the supervision of Krista Lynes. His work is located at the intersection of critical, antioppressive and queer approaches to pedagogies of gender and sexuality on one hand, and collaborative and autoethnographic methodologies on the other. In commitment to critical, collective and self-reflexive modes of knowledge production, his thesis will narrate the creation and processes of a community of practice where collaborative methodologies will be mobilized in order to craft, together with high school teachers of sexual education, a set of critical, antioppressive and queer pedagogical practices for sexual education. For the past 4 years, he has collaborated with Natalie Kouri-Towe (Simone de Beauvoir Institute) on a research project that centers on the affective sociopolitical and pedagogical implications of trigger warning use in post-secondary classrooms across Canada. He also works as a researcher at Collège de Maisonneuve, where he participates in various research projects around pedagogy and learning.

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Current – PhD, Communication, Concordia University
2018 – MSc, Communication, Université de Montréal 
2016 – Post-Graduate Certificate, Journalism, Université de Montréal
2013 – BA, Comparative Literature and Film Studies, Université de Montréal

Poirier-Saumure, A. (2024). « Qu’y a-t-il de queer dans la pédagogie queer actuelle? » Arborescences : Revue d’études littéraires, linguistiques et pédagogiques de langue française, 14(1). (Accepted for publication) 

Poirier-Saumure, A. (2024). « Fear, hope and failure in the first teaching experience: Strategies for critical, anti-oppressive and queer approaches to pedagogy » in Kouri-Towe, N. (Ed.) Reading the Room: Lessons on Pedagogy and Curriculum from the Gender and Sexuality Studies Classroom. Montréal: Presses de l’Université Concordia. (In press)

Poirier-Saumure, A. (2022). « Tensions et possibilités éthiques dans la salle de classe » Liberté (335).

Poirier-Saumure, A. (2022). « Brujos : Agentivité magique, filiations queer et utopie décoloniale » in Rouleau, J. (Ed), Télévision Queer. Montréal : Éditions du Remue-Ménage.

Poirier-Saumure, A. (2021) « Can Queer TV Teach on its Own? » [Book Review of The Pedagogy of Queer TV, by Ava Laure Parsemain]. Jump Cut. 

Poirier-Saumure, A. (2020). « Autoethnographie queer de l’intervention anti-homophobie avec le GRIS-Montréal » Études Francophones (33) Multitudes Queer.