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SomatechnicsSheila L. Cavanagh is an associate professor at York University, Toronto, and co-editor of Somatechnics journal at EUP. She is former coordinator of the Sexuality Studies Program at York (2010-2014) and outgoing chair of the Canadian Sexuality Studies Association (2014-2016). Her research is in the area of gender and sexuality with a concentration on queer theory, feminist psychoanalytic theory, and LGBTQ performance ethnography. Cavanagh is principle investigator of a large scale SSHRC funded Partnership Development Grant on ‘Transgender and Performance Ethnography.’ She is editing a special double issue of Transgender Studies Quarterly on psychoanalysis and completing her third book monograph titled Transgender and the Other Sexual Difference: Bracha L. Ettinger and Jacques Lacan. She co-edited a collection with Angela Failler and Rachel A. J. Hurst titled Skin, Culture and Psychoanalysis (2013) published by Palgrave Macmillan. Her first sole-authored book titled Sexing the Teacher: School Sex Scandals and Queer Pedagogies (UBC, 2007) was given honorable mention by the Canadian Women’s Studies Association. Her second sole-authored book titled Queering Bathrooms: Gender, Sexuality, and the Hygienic Imagination (UTP, 2010) is a GLBT Indie Book Award finalist and recipient of the CWSA/ACEF Outstanding Scholarship Prize Honourable Mention (2012). Cavanagh’s performed ethnography titled Queer Bathroom Monologues (QBM) premiered at the Toronto Fringe Festival (2011) and was given the Audience Pick Award. The play was professionally staged at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Toronto (2014) and has toured at conferences, colleges and universities in Canada and the United States. She has published in a wide range of international journals and given keynotes addresses at conferences in Sweden, Turkey and Canada.