Mark S. Bonham Centre for
Sexual Diversity Studies

Laine Zisman Newman

laineLaine Zisman Newman is a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto in Drama, Theatre & Performance Studies and the collaborative specialization in Sexual Diversity Studies and Women and Gender Studies. Her doctoral work focuses on the influence of space on queer women’s performance practices. She is a Jackman Humanities Junior Fellow and chair of a monthly JHI Queer Theory Working Group and co-chair of the Mark S. Bonham Centre’s Sex Salon Lecture Series. In addition to her doctoral research, Zisman Newman co-founded Equity in Theatre, a national organization working to improve gender and diversity equity in the professional Canadian performance industry.