Natalie Kouri-Towe is a Lecturer in the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh starting in September 2017. She has worked previously as a visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Thorneloe University at Laurentian in Sudbury, Ontario and an instructor at the University of Toronto and Wilfrid Laurier University. She completed her PhD in 2015 in the department of Social Justice Education (formerly named: Sociology and Equity Studies in Education), OISE and the Women and Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto. Working on solidarity, kinship, and attachment in social movement and activist responses to conditions of war in the Middle East, her research and teaching cover the areas of gender, race, sexuality, social movements, transnational feminism, queer theory, cultural studies, masculinities, securitization, affect studies, and digital media. For more information on her research, please click here: Research.