Arjun Dhanjal

Arjun is an MA student in Communication & Culture at York University. His current research focuses on the biopolitical intersections of the ‘cyborg’ body in science fiction media and trans embodiment of the self. Specifically, Arjun asks: how does the interchangeability of cyborg body parts impact trans understandings of gender dysphoria when negotiating some kind of self-identity?

Arjun is passionate about issues of mental health, queer identity, and anti-racism, and proudly advocates for the institution of policies in Ontario education that do the work of protecting groups that continue to be discriminated against based on race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and ability.