Jess Dorrance

Graduate Student

M.A. in Art History, emphasis in Gender and Women’s Studies, McGill University; B.A. in Art History, English Literature, McGill University

Jess is a writer, curator, and Ph.D. student. She writes about the intersections between art, performance, and queer, feminist, and anti-racist politics. She is the co-editor, with Antke Engel, of Bossing Images: The Power of Images, Queer Art, and Politics (NGBK, 2012), which grew out of an eponymous series of experimental events. She is also a long-time team member of the Institute for Queer Theory, Berlin. Jess curates short film programs and organizes workshops in Berlin, Montreal, and elsewhere, most recently the workshop “Visibility and Violence in Late-Capitalist Digital Democracy” (QPIRG Concordia, 2015).