Andi Schwartz is a writer, editor, and Ph.D. candidate in Gender, Feminist, and Women’s Studies at York University, where she works under the supervision of Dr. Chloë Brushwood Rose. Andi works at the intersection of critical femininities and digital culture. Her research interests include femme identities and communities, online subcultures and counterpublics, and radical softness.
Andi also holds a Master’s in Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies from York University, where she completed her MRP titled, “Femmes in Cyberspace: New Iterations of Femme Identity,” and a Bachelor of Journalism from Carleton University. Her academic work has been published in First Monday, Feral Feminisms, Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media and Technology, and the anthology On the Politics of Ugliness, edited by Sara Rodrigues and Ela Przybylo. She co-authored a chapter on Carly Rae Jepsen with Morgan Bimm (her academic soulmate) for the anthology, The Spaces and Places of Canadian Pop Culture, edited by Neil Shyminsky and Victoria Kannen.
Andi’s other writing can be found in Flare, GUTS, Xtra, Herizons, Shameless, Feels Zine, Feminist Space Camp and Broken Pencil. In addition to researching, writing, and teaching, Andi is a blog editor for Shameless Magazine (click here for info on how to pitch). She lives in Toronto with her fur babies, Franny and Zooey.