Reisa Klein, PhD, MA, BA
Senior Officer, Major Initiatives, Vice-President Research Innovation
Area of Study / Keywords
gender intersectionality media cultural studies research design partnership engagement
Experienced in academic research with a strong track record of competitive grants success, and peer-reviewed publications in both English and French. Strong experience in leading, developing, and coordinating large-scale, interdisciplinary Tri-Agency funding grant applications with expertise in research design, partnership engagement, EDI, and knowledge mobilization.
Recent research includes: The emerging trend of commemorative Holocaust tattoos by descendants of Holocaust survivors, and the social significance of making Jewish identities more visible in a contemporary context of increased antisemitism (SSHRC Insight Development Grant); the healing role of tattooing practices in response to individual and collective trauma including in the contexts of self-harm, sexual assault, systemic racism, and colonization (SSHRC Insight Grant); and the emerging practice of mastectomy tattoos by breast cancer patients in the cosmetic masking of post-operative mastectomy scars and their implications for a digital feminist body politics (FRQSC, Government of Quebéc).
Past teaching includes gender and science, representations of gender, communication and identity, body politics, visual culture.