Jasmine Rault is an Assistant Professor of Media Studies in the department of Arts, Culture, Media at University of Toronto Scarborough and the Faculty of Information at University of Toronto. Rault’s research focuses on mediations of gender, race and sexuality in architecture and design, digital cultures and economies, arts and social movements. This includes publications on the confluence between “coloniality, digitality and architectural modernity” (American Quarterly forthcoming), “White Noise/White Affects” in queer popular culture (Feminist Media Studies), “Ridiculizing Power: Relajo and the Affects of Queer Activism in Mexico” (Scholar & Feminist Online), and more in journals such as Women’s Studies Quarterly, Interiors: Design, Architecture, Culture; Archives of American Art. Rault’s first book is Eileen Gray and the Design of Sapphic Modernity: Staying In (Ashgate/Routledge).
Together, Jasmine Rault and T.L. Cowan have written extensively about research economies, Trans- Feminist & Queer (TFQ) research cultures, digital archives and research ethics. They are co-directors of two online projects: The Cabaret Commons and the Digital Ethics Research Collaboratory (DREC), and are collaborators on the Critical Digital Methods Institute. Cowan and Rault are currently co-authoring a book, provisionally entitled Checking In: Experiments in Trans- Feminist & Queer Networked Intimate Publics. Their publications include, “Onlining Queer Acts: Digital Research Ethics and Caring for Risky Archives” (in Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory 2018); “Haven’t you ever heard of Tumblr? FemTechNet’s Distributed Open Collaborative Course (DOCC), Pedagogical Publics, and Classroom Incivility” (in MOOCs and Their Afterlives: Experiments in Scale and Access in Higher Education, ed. Elizabeth Losh, 2017). They also run the Trans- Feminist and Queer Digital Praxis Workshop (TFQ DPW) at the University of Toronto.