Freelance research assistant, academic consultant, pet care professional. They/them.



emmy is a PhD student (abd) in the School of Social Work at McMaster University, and a bookseller at a social justice oriented independent book shop. They grew up in Newfoundland, but now splits their time between Toronto, Ontario, and Denver, Colorado. They currently hold a SSHRC Doctoral Award for their research on social work with other-than-human animals. They are also a member of Re:searching for LGBTQ2S+ Health, based out of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, a team that conducts community-based research to understand physical,

emotional, and mental health experiences of LGTBQ2S+ people. emmy themself lives with psychiatric disabilities and chronic illness. emmy loves spending time with their partners and adopted dogs and cats, and enjoys emergent digital technology, film photography, snail mail, roller skating, embroidery, and is an unabashed bookworm. You can find emmy elsewhere on the internet on their website, Twitter, Goodreads, and on their book blog, Books Beyond Binaries. If you want to support emmy’s work, you can leave a tip using ko-fi.