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Can we perform our way to a new world?

As a researcher, I’m interested in performances that ask questions about power, privilege, identity and culture.

As a writer and critic, I’m committed to social equality. My recent book, Girls Will Be Girls, takes on gender stereotypes, asking what it means to “act like a girl.” I’ve written columns about ongoing struggles in feminism, Ireland’s anti-abortion laws, misogyny in the Catholic Church and even the tribulations of online dating!

My name is Emer O’Toole, and I’m an assistant professor in Concordia's School of Irish Studies.

'Gender Performed’: See Emer in conversation with Irish activist and drag superstar Panti Bliss, as part of Concordia’s Thinking Out Loud series.

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