Dr. Claire Robson is a writer, researcher, and arts activist. Her federally funded postdoctoral research at Simon Fraser University investigated the potential of arts- engaged community practices to generate social change. A well-known activist and a widely published writer of fiction, memoir, and poetry, her awards include Xtra West Writer of the Year, the Joseph Katz Memorial Scholarship (for her contributions to social justice), and the Lynch History Prize (for her contributions to better understanding of gender and sexual minorities).

Claire’s published books are Love in Good Time: a memoir (2003), Writing for Change (2012), and Writing Beyond Recognition: Queer Restorying for Social Change (2020). Most recently, Claire has worked in partnership with QMUNITY (BC’s queer and trans resource centre) on The Indigo Survivors’ Project in order to share stories about and by LGBTQ2SA+ survivors of elder abuse. The co-authored book featuring these stories is now available from Springer: Elder Abuse in the LGBTQ2SA+ Community: The Impact of Homophobia and Transphobia (2023).

Website: Simon Fraser University


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