Reisa Klein, PhD, MA, BA

Senior Officer, Major Initiatives, Vice-President Research Innovation

Pronouns: She/Her;

Contact

Senior Officer, Major Initiatives, Vice-President Research Innovation
Email
reisa@ualberta.ca

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

gender intersectionality media cultural studies research design partnership engagement


About

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.


Research

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).


Teaching

Past teaching includes gender and science, representations of gender, communication and identity, body politics, visual culture.

Featured Publications

When the phallus is a “dick”: The cultural/material turn to breasts

Reisa Klein & Dorothy Woodman

The Routledge Companion to Gender, Sexuality and Culture . 2022 September;


Reisa Klein, Gabrielle M. Siegers and Dorothy Woodman

Imaginations: Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies. 2020 May;


Reisa Klein

Talking Bodies Vol. II. . 2020 May;


Reisa Klein

Catalyst: Feminism Theory, Technoscience. 2018 May;


Women’s war: Media representations of female civil work during WWI

Reisa Klein & Michèle Martin

Canadian Journal of Media Studies. 2016 May;


La tyrannie de la beauté en production alimentaire

Reisa Klein & Michèle Martin

Actes du colloque du GRICIS "Où (en) est la critique en communication?". 2012 November;