Collaborative Movement: What Queering Dance Makes Possible


  • Claire Carter University of Regina



Queer and trans dance, feminist community research, queer methods


Collaborative Movement focuses on an ongoing research collaboration centred on supporting trans/genderqueer/non-binary/queer community dance/movement programming and mentorship in Regina, Treaty 4 territory. Incorporating queer feminist community research methods, this article demonstrates that collaborations between community organizations and academia can be productive in their grounding of ideas (about gender and bodies) in everyday complexities and specificities of place in ways that hold potential for new forms of interaction, new ways of relating to each other, and new possibilities for action. 

Author Biography

Claire Carter, University of Regina

is an Associate Professor in the Department of Gender, Religion, and Critical Studies at the University of Regina, on Treaty Four territory. Her current research examines the relationship between movement/exercise and the embodiment of gender within the changing dynamics of queer and trans communities in Canada. She teaches courses on feminist methodologies, queer theory and trans studies, and popular culture. 


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How to Cite

Carter, C. (2022). Collaborative Movement: What Queering Dance Makes Possible. Engaged Scholar Journal: Community-Engaged Research, Teaching, and Learning, 8(2), 143–160.

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