Mark S. Bonham Centre for
Sexual Diversity Studies

Zoe Gross

Zoë Gross is pursuing a PhD in Women and Gender Studies in collaboration with Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto. Zoë is now turning towards her dissertation work, tentatively titled, “Performing Canadian ‘Goodness’ in East Africa: Racial and Sexual Morality in International Development,” which seeks to interrogate the construction of hegemonic Canadian national identity and its performance through acts of ‘doing good’ in East Africa.

Zoë recently published her first article, “(De)Constructing Whiteness, Power, and ‘Others’ with Access: International Development and Transnational Interracial Intimacies in East Africa,” in the special issue of Critical Race and Whiteness Studies, White Man’s Burden ‘After Race,’ V 11.1, 2015. She holds a SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarship.