Evelyn Deshane is an author, editor, and educator. Currently a PhD candidate at Waterloo University, Evelyn (pron. Eve-a-lyn) also has a MA from the Public Texts Department at Trent University, and a BAH in English Literature and Women’s Studies from Trent University. Evelyn’s academic interests are primarily in transgender studies (including media representation, medical and legal rights, and transgender rhetoric), digital media, film adaptation, life writing, fandom studies, and pop culture.
Evelyn has contributed articles on transgender identity to The Atlantic’s Tech Channel, Plenitude Magazine, Bitch Magazine, Briarpatch Magazine, Vitality Magazine, and The LGBTQ Policy Journal, among others. Evelyn’s also spoken to several different classes, universities, and audiences about transgender identity, digital media, and pedagogy. Evelyn’s creative works have been nominated for The Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and for the Sunburst Awards.
In 2016, Evelyn won Plenitude’s Creative Non-Fiction Mentorship, which allowed them to work with Michael V. Smith for the summer of 2016 on longer works of creative non-fiction. This experience allowed for the anthology #Trans to come into clearer focus, which is Evelyn’s current work-in-progress