Laine Zisman Newman

Laine Zisman Newman received her PhD from the University of Toronto’s Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies and the collaborative programs in Sexual Diversity Studies and Women and Gender Studies. Her primary research focuses on the influence of space on queer women’s performance practices. In addition to her research, Zisman Newman was founder and chair of Toronto’s Queer Theory Working Group at the Jackman Humanities Institute and co-founder of Equity in Theatre, a national organization that worked to improve equity in the professional Canadian performance industry. She currently teaches with the Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto.