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Natalie Kouri-Towe/nkt





Natalie Kouri-Towe/NKT is an Associate Professor of feminism and sexuality at the Simone de Beauvoir Institute at Concordia University. Her research has been published in both academic and non-academic venues on topics related to affect theory, solidarity, kinship, queer activism, trigger warnings, gender and sexuality pedagogies, masculinity, and responses to war in the Middle East. Her edited collection, Reading the Room: Lessons on Pedagogy and Curriculum from the Gender and Sexuality Studies Classroom, is forthcoming (Fall 2024) with Concordia University Press. Along with Myloe Martel-Perry, NKT has also published an open access teaching guidebook, Better Practice in the Classroom: A Teaching Guidebook for Sustainable, Inclusive, and Equitable Learning from a Gender and Sexuality Studies Framework, available through Concordia Pressbooks. She is currently working on a book manuscript on feminist and queer solidarity under neoliberalism titled Solidarity at Risk

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Publications

Natalie Kouri-Towe (ed). 2024. Reading the Room: Lessons on Pedagogy and Curriculum from the Gender and Sexuality Studies Classroom. Montreal: Concordia University Press.

Kouri-Towe, Natalie and Gada Mahrouse. 2023. “Introduction to Special Section: Critical Feminist Approaches to Migration and Mobility Justice in Canada.” ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies 22(4): 1141-1150. https://acme-journal.org/index.php/acme/article/view/2356

Kouri-Towe, Natalie. 2022. “Affective Pedagogies, and Pedagogies of Affect: Gender, Solidarity, and the Classroom in the Trigger Warning Debates.” The Routledge Companion to Gender and Affect. Ed. Todd Reeser. London: Routledge. https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/oa-edit/10.4324/9781003045007-21/affective-pedagogies-pedagogies-affect-natalie-kouri-towe?context=ubx&refId=e911d4e4-654a-4263-a443-7332914d9cd5

Kouri-Towe, Natalie and Danielle Bobker. 2022. “Gender Inclusive, Non-Binary, and Gender Neutral Language in English Writing” Circuit #155. https://www.circuitmagazine.org/dossier/gender-inclusive-non-binary-and-gender-neutral-language-in-english-writing. Reprinted: Kouri-Towe, Natalie and Danielle Bobker. 2022. “Gender-inclusive, non-binary, and gender-neutral language in English writing.” The Our Languages blog. Government of Canada. September 20, 2022. https://www.noslangues-ourlanguages.gc.ca/en/blogue-blog/writing-gender-inclusive-non-binary-gender-neutral-eng

Kouri-Towe, Natalie. 2020. “Solidarity at a Time of Risk: Vulnerability and the Turn to Mutual Aid.” TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies 41: 190-198. https://utpjournals.press/doi/abs/10.3138/topia-023?journalCode=topia

Kouri-Towe, Natalie. 2018. “National (in)security and the shifting affective fields of terror in the case of Omar Khadr.” NORMA: International Journal for Masculinity Studies 13(3-4): 250-264.  DOI: 10.1080/18902138.2017.1368277

Kouri-Towe, Natalie. 2017. “Risk, Desire and Adaptation: The Paradox of Queer Solidarity and the Political Possibility of Death Under Neoliberalism & Homonationalism.” Somatechnics 7(2): 185-200.

Kouri-Towe, Natalie. 2016. “Textured Activism: In-Between Liberation and Oppression” OpenDemocracy: Transformations, December 27. https://www.opendemocracy.net/transformation/natalie-kouri-towe/textured-activism-in-between-liberation-and-oppression

Kouri-Towe, Natalie. 2016. “Queer.” Keywords for Radicals: The Contested Vocabulary of Late-Capitalist Struggle. Eds. Kelly Fritsch, Clare O’Connor, and AK Thompson. AK Press: 335-341. 

Kouri-Towe, Natalie. 2015. “Textured Activism: Affect Theory and Transformational Politics in Transnational Queer Palestine-Solidarity Activism.” Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture & Social Justice 37(1): 23-34. https://journals.msvu.ca/index.php/atlantis/article/view/2861