Brooke Gangbar Iwan
Brooke Gangbar Iwan is a 4th year student at the University of Toronto studying Social Anthropology and Women and Gender Studies. Born and raised in Toronto her research is situated within the city itself. Her academic interest include queer geographies, trauma studies, anthropology of affect, and practices of digital and imaginative methodology. Her current work revolves around online queer communities, healing and trauma, as well as sports, gender and play. Likewise she advocates for autoethnography as a tool to 'learn with' or 'beside' rather than 'learn from' as she supports the idea that lived experience, story telling, and imaginative methodologies are valuable to both academic and public progress. She is planning to graduate in the Spring of 2020 and hopes to eventually complete a Masters in Social Work or Public Health.