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Krista Banasiak

Academic, activist, and artist.

A sociologist by trade, Krista finds the socially constructed world to be endlessly fascinating. As a PhD candidate, her research focuses on the areas of embodiment, politics, gender, and dance. She has published academic work in these areas, as well as in the fields of race, Orientalism, and violence in the media.

Krista is fiercely progressive and does her best to design her life around her left-leaning values. When she is not out fighting for social justice, she can be found basking in the lifestyle of a true urbanite: she walks to work in professional wear and runners, plays with her dog (Mr. Bojangles) at local dog parks, enjoys worldly cuisine, and takes advantage of the smorgasbord of art, fitness, spiritual, and cultural opportunities that the beautifully diverse, cosmopolitan city of Toronto has to offer.