Dina Georgis, Associate Professor


Home Campus:
U of T St. George

York University

Cross Appointments:
Women and Gender Studies Institute

Contact Information:

office :2027, Wilson Hall,  New College
40 Willcocks Street
Toronto, ON M5S 1C6 2027

email : dina.georgis@utoronto.ca

phone : 416-978-4671

Research Interests:

  • Aesthetics
  • Archive Studies
  • Diaspora studies
  • Memory Studies
  • Postcolonial studie
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Queer studies
  • Queer theory
  • War and Conflict

Teaching This Academic Year:

  • Race, Gender and Class in Popular Culture (WGS 271)
  • Queer Cultures (WGS 272)
  • Masculinities and the Human in the age of Terror (WGS 350)
  • Theories, Histories, Feminisms (WGS 1000)
  • PhD Directed Reading Course with Hannah Dyer on Psychoanalysis and Culture
  • MA Directed Reading Course with Cris Renna on Queer Theory
  • Making Knowledge (WGS 360)

Selected Publications:

Refereed Articles

  • Georgis, Dina. “Discarded Histories, Queer Affects and the Adjectives of Pain in Anne Carson’s Autobiography of Red.” Studies in Gender and Sexuality (forthcoming Vol 15, 2, 2014).
  • Georgis, Dina. “Affective Postcolonialities: Love and Devastation in Dionne Brand’s Toronto.” In Dina Georgis, Katherine McKittrick and Rinaldo Walcott (eds), No Language is Neutral: Writing on Dionne Brand (TOPIA, forthcoming 2014).
  • Georgis, Dina. 2013. “The Living Archive and Delivering the Human in War in Rabih Mroué’s Make Me Stop Smoking.”Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society. 18: 242–258.
  • Georgis, Dina. 2013. “Thinking Past Pride: Queer Arab Shame in Bareed Mista3jil.” International Journal of Middle East Studies. 45: 233-251.
  • Georgis, Dina, “Masculinities and the Aesthetics of Love: Reading Terrorism in De Niro’s Game and Paradise Now,” Studies in Gender and Sexuality. 12: 134–148, 2011.
  • Georgis, Dina, “What Does the Tree Remember? The Politics of Telling Stories.” TOPIA. 25 (2011): 222-229.
  • Georgis, Dina. “Bearing Cancer in Graphic Memoir.” Canadian Women Studies. 28 (2/3) (2011): 105- 109.
  • Georgis, Dina, “Moving Past Ressentiment: War and the State of Feminist Freedom.” Topia. 20: 109-127, 2008.
  • Georgis, Dina, “The Perils of Belonging and Cosmopolitan Optimism: An Affective Reading of the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict.”Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society. 12: 242-259, 2007.
  • Georgis, Dina, and Kennedy, RM, “Touched By Injury: Toward an Education Theory of Anti-Racist Humanism” Education and Ethics. 4 (1): 19-30, 2009.
  • Georgis, Dina, “Cultures of Expulsion: Memory, Longing, and the Queer Space of Diaspora.” New Dawn: The Journal of Black Canadian Studies. 1.1: 4-27, 2006.
  • Georgis, Dina, “Hearing the Better Story: Learning and the Aesthetics of Loss and Expulsion.” The Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies.28: 1-14, 2006.
  • Georgis, Dina, “Falling for Jazz: Desire, Dissonance and Inter-racial Dialogue. Canadian Review of American Studies.35.2: 215-229, 2005.