Hannah Quinn

Quinn.jpgHannah Quinn is a first-year Ph.D. student at the University of Toronto in the Department of Anthropology. After completing her Bachelor's degree in International Development Studies and Anthropology at McGill University, Hannah moved to Vancouver where she worked as a program manager and community development officer to bring programs to underserved and at-risk youth. In 2015, Hannah returned to academia to complete her Masters in Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. Her research focused on the increased risk of sexualized violence against Indigenous women in northern British Columbia within the context of natural resource extraction and construction camps. After spending 4 months engaged in community-driven research, Hannah worked with a group of Indigenous women and their allies to bring potential policy changes to provincial government ministries and industry representatives. Hannah continues to work on gender-based violence, vulnerability, and consent through her current Ph.D. work. As the sibling of a brother with Down Syndrome, Hannah has shifted her work to focus on the disproportionately high rates of sexual violence experienced by young women with intellectual disabilities. As a scholar, professional, and volunteer, Hannah is driven by her passion for social justice, women's rights, and anti-oppressive practices, methodologies, and theories.