Andi Schwartz is a writer, editor, and acafemmeic. She completed her PhD in Gender, Feminist, and Women’s Studies at York University, where she worked under the supervision of Dr. Chloë Brushwood Rose. Andi’s dissertation, an online ethnography of femme internet culture, was published in August 2020. Her research interests include femme subjectivities, critical femininities, online subcultures and counterpublics, and radical softness. She is currently a Visiting Scholar at the School of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at York University.
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 Social Media + Society, Psychology & Sexuality, 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, Xtra, Herizons, Shameless, GUTS, Feels Zine, Feminist Space Camp and Broken Pencil. In addition to researching, writing, and teaching, she is a blog editor for Shameless Magazine (click here for info on how to pitch).
Andi is from Puslinch, Ontario but now lives in Toronto with her fur babies, Franny and Zooey.