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Danielle Christie

Danielle Christie is a graduate student in the Historical, Theoretical, and Critical Studies of Psychology program at York University under the supervision of Dr. Alexandra Rutherford. Danielle holds an HBA in Psychology, in addition to an HBA in Philosophy and English Literature from the University of Toronto. Prior to commencing graduate studies, she was former Research Ethics Administrator at the Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation at Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU). She also worked as project manager on a program evaluation of Toronto Writers Collective led by Dr. Kelly McShane. In addition to being a member of PFV since 2019, Danielle remains a close affiliate of the SHiFT Lab, directed by Dr. Maria Gurevich. Currently, Danielle is collaborating with a research team in the U.K. on an oral history project of the Psychology of Women and Equalities Section of the British Psychological Society (POWES) of the British Psychological Society (BPS). She has presented her research for POWES and the European Society for the History of the Human Sciences (ESHHS), of which she is a member. Danielle’s thesis research challenges the notion of nostalgia as a ‘universal emotion’. Her other areas of interest include: affective politics and intimate publics; the intellectual entanglements of affect theory and psychology since the 1990s; the history of ideology theory; psychoanalytic theorizations of politics and culture; the social production of public space; feminist and queer theory; political economy; and aesthetics. Contact.