Natalie Duchesne is a PhD candidate from the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture at Concordia University, where her work combines gender studies and policy studies. She has a master’s degree in Political Science from the Université du Québec à Montréal. Natalie’s doctoral thesis examines the role of public policies in the lives of trans people in Montréal and Toronto. Her research interests include social policy (housing and social assistance), community organising, qualitative methodologies, reflexivity, trans studies, HIV/AIDS, intersectional analysis and moving beyond identity.
Her work has benefited from a Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarship and a Concordia Arts & Science Fellowship.