Tobias B. D. Wiggins is a doctoral candidate at York University, in Toronto Ontario. His dissertation investigates transgender mental health, psychoanalytic theories of perversion, and clinical transphobia. This research aims to address the continued psychiatric pathologization of trans people, and to broadly support the efficacy of trans-competent mental health care. Wiggins’ committee includes supervisor Distinguished Research Professor and psychoanalyst Deborah Britzman, as well as Prof Aparna Mishra Tarc and Prof James Penney (Trent University).
At York, Wiggins teaches and writes on topics relating to sex, sexuality, gender, race and racism, dis/ability, and colonization. He is actively involved in the propagation of lively scholarly communities, regularly attending conferences both locally and internationally. He has sat on the board of directors of the Sex Salon at University of Toronto and co-directed the inaugural 2017 Summer Institute for Sexuality Studies on the theme of “Perversion at the Crossroads of Critical Race Studies, Psychoanalysis, and Queer Theory.”
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