Nicholas (Nick) Hrynyk

SSHRC-CRSH Postdoctoral Fellow Historical Studies
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Nicholas (Nick) joins the Department of Historical Studies as a SSHRC-CRSH Postdoctoral Fellow. He holds a Ph.D. in History from Carleton University (2018). Dr. Hrynyk’s specialization in women, gender, and sexuality studies has trained him to draw from a wide range of disciplines and fields, including feminist and gender studies, disability/crip studies, queer studies, philosophy, history, feminist sciences, and sociology. His book manuscript with the University of Toronto Press (under contract), Politic-ing the Body: The Aesthetics of Masculinity During Gay Liberation, 1971-1987, examines cultural anxieties around gender, sexuality, ability, race, and desire in Canada’s LGBT community through the lens of aesthetics and “queer style” in order to show the slow unravelling of a unified image of gay liberation over the course of the 1970s and 1980s. His postdoctoral research examines both the structures of discrimination such as social and physical barriers that many gay men and lesbians with disabilities faced, as well as how they used style to navigate their disabilities in relationship to Toronto’s larger queer community between 1969 and 1995. He is also the Director of Research for the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity’s proposed LGBTQ2S+ museum in Ottawa, Ontario.


Ph.D., Carleton University
M.A., University of Windsor
B.A., University of Windsor

Field of Study:

  • Canada
  • Gender, Sex, and Sexualities
  • LGBTQ2S+
  • Disability Studies
  • The Body
  • Social/Cultural
  • The Body