Raphaelle Bessette-Viens 30sc

Raphaelle Bessette-Viens

Raphaelle Bessette-Viens is a doctoral student in the HUMA PhD program at Concordia University. Their collaborative research-creation project investigates the affective trajectories of persons undergoing elective breast and torso surgeries. Their research interests engage with critical disability, crip and queer theories and their approach is rooted in a transfeminist analysis which is non-essentialist and intersectional. Coming from a background in gender studies and visual anthropology, they are interested in the ways collaborative filmmaking can be used to investigate the intimate experiences of individuals engaging in surgical trajectories and question normative representations of bodies.