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Claire Robson (she/her)
Dr. Claire Robson is a writer, researcher, and arts activist. Her federally funded postdoctoral research at Simon Fraser University investigated the potential of arts-engaged community practices to generate social change. A widely published writer of fiction, memoir, and poetry, Claire’s most recent book is Writing Beyond Recognition: Queer Restorying for Social Change (2020). Her other books are Love in Good Time: a memoir (2003), and Writing for Change (2012). Her awards include Xtra West Writer of the Year, the Joseph Katz Memorial Scholarship (for her contributions to social justice), and the Lynch History Prize (for her contributions to better understanding of gender and sexual minorities).
Currently, Claire is working in partnership with QMUNITY (BC’s queer and trans resource centre) on the Indigo Survivors’ Project in order to share stories about and by LGBT2SA+ survivors of elder abuse.