Welcome

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speaking about archival silencings and ethics at an event about silenced voices in St. John’s, January 2018. Photo credit: Peter Stanbridge

I’m Sonja Boon, a researcher, writer, teacher, and Associate Professor of Gender Studies at Memorial University.

On any given day you can find me:

a) in a classroom having great critical conversations about all sorts of things with undergraduate and graduate students;
b) buried in the archives nosing out a story;
c) lost in a book of some sort, often feminist theory but also novels and memoirs;
d) at my desk in front of my computer writing;
e) near any flat surface with my markers, my pens, and my notebooks free writing, mapping out stories, and revising;
f) baking something;
g) noodling away on one of my flutes;
h) convincing my teenage and almost teenage kids that there is life beyond video games; or
i) out for a walk or (in bad weather) sitting on my exercise bike convincing myself it’s a healthy thing to do even though it’s got to be one of the most boring things ever.

If you’re looking for a more official bio, you can find it here‘.