Annabel Lyon

Prospective Graduate Students / Postdocs

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Graduate Student Supervision

Master's Student Supervision

Theses completed in 2010 or later are listed below. Please note that there is a 6-12 month delay to add the latest theses.

Falling for Beatrice (2023)

No abstract available.

On becoming a god in academia (2022)

No abstract available.

Last Winter (2021)

No abstract available.

The cure for drowning (2020)

No abstract available.

The book travellers (2019)

No abstract available.

The English Fox (2017)

No abstract available.

LGBTQ2+ Experiences of Public Safety in the Urban Form: Bringing Queer and Trans Voices into Creating Safe Inclusive Communities (2016)

The Master’s thesis, “LGBTQ2+ Experience of Public Safety in the Urban Form”, seeksto find out how LGBTQ2+ inclusive cities can be planned and designed. Geographies of identity around visibility and passing are used to frame perceived safety in public spaces. Using the City of Toronto as a case study, the thesis unpacks the current state of perceived and experienced public safety as articulated by LGBTQ2+ people. Focus groups, interviews, an online survey and secondary readings are the data sources used. Quantitative and qualitative data on hate crimes and discrimination in Toronto are also triangulated to contextualize queer and trans experiences of harassment, physical assault, discrimination, microaggressions, verbal harassment and sexualized violence. This study challenges conventional feminist safety planning and the conceptof normal/abnormal uses espoused by proponents of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) by bringing queer intersectionality to the forefront of discussion. Recommendations stemming from the collected data include sensitivity and inclusivity training for authority figures, poster campaigns on inclusivity, gender neutral bathrooms, better programming, and the breakdown of systemic barriers faced by LGBTQ2+ communities.

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The Strangler Fig : A Collection of Stories (2016)

No abstract available.

Wander, a collection of short stories (2015)

No abstract available.

Lives of the Future Blessed (2014)

No abstract available.

Backwards Riding (2013)

No abstract available.

Messenger: A Novel (2012)

No abstract available.

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