Sheila L. Cavanagh is a professor at York University, Toronto. She is also a clinical candidate at the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis in Berkeley. Cavanagh coordinated the Sexuality Studies Program at York and is past chair of the Canadian Sexuality Studies Association. She has received multiple SSHRC grants and is an international advisor for a large research project on masculinity and health funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark (2018-2024). Cavanagh also co-edited Somatechnics Journal and sits on the editorial boards of Psychoanalysis, Culture & SocietyStudies in Gender and Sexuality, and Parapraxis magazine. She edited a special double issue of the journal Transgender Studies Quarterly on psychoanalysis, co-edited a special issue of Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society on the psychoanalysis of Bracha L. Ettinger, and co-edited Skin, Culture and Psychoanalysis (Palgrave Macmillan). Her first sole-authored book Sexing the Teacher: School Sex Scandals and Queer Pedagogies was given honorable mention by the Canadian Women’s Studies Association. Cavanagh’s second sole-authored book titled Queering Bathrooms: Gender, Sexuality, and the Hygienic Imagination is a GLBT Indie Book Award finalist and recipient of the CWSA/ACEF Outstanding Scholarship Prize Honourable Mention. Cavanagh has authored over 50 book chapters, journal articles, reviews, etc., in her areas of research. Some of these works have been published in The Psychoanalytic ReviewMAMSIE: Studies in the MaternalEuropean Journal of PsychoanalysisPsychoanalysis, Culture & Society; Studies in Gender and SexualityAngelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, and Humanities. Her psychoanalytic sociology has been presented at the Freud Museum, the Anna Freud Centre, the Tampa Bay Psychoanalytic Association, the Toronto Psychoanalytic Society, and at multiple psychoanalytic conferences affiliated with the International Psychoanalytic Association and the New Lacan School. Cavanagh has also given academic keynote addresses at conferences in Sweden, Turkey, the United States and Canada.