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Jasmine Rault joined the faculty at University of Toronto in 2017, after working as Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies at The New School in New York City. Cross-appointed with ICCIT and Sociology, Rault’s research focuses on sexuality, gender, race and ethnicity as axes of power, cultural change and aesthetic potentiality. Her work takes queer feminist approaches to architecture and design, decolonizing digital research ethics and economies, and the affective politics of sexuality in transnational arts and social movements.
Rault’s first book is Eileen Gray and the Design of Sapphic Modernity: Staying In (Ashgate 2011; re-issued with Routledge 2016), which considers the shifting codes of early twentieth century sexual modernity as critical elements of Gray’s interventions in modernist architecture, design and communication theory. She is currently working on the techno-social and cultural history of ‘openness’ since the late nineteenth century for a book provisionally entitled, Codes, Screens, Filters: Infrastructures of Intimacy from Sapphic Modernity to Digital Futurity. Rault is also working on “A Digital Research Ethics Collaboratory for Minor(itized) Materials,” with T.L. Cowan, to reimagine online research, publishing and archiving habits and protocols that prioritize decolonizing, trans- feminist, queer, Indigenous and Black methodologies, relationships to risk, care, desire, accountability and reciprocity (funded by a SSHRC Insight Development Grant). Rault and Cowan are co-authoring the book, Checking In: Feminist Data in Networked Publics.
Rault, Jasmine, “White Noise, White Affects: Filtering the Sameness of Queer Suffering,” Feminist Media Studies, 17.4, 2017: 1-15
Rault, Jasmine, “Ridiculizing Power: Relajo and the Affects of Queer Activism in Mexico,” Scholar & Feminist Online, 14.3, (Summer) 2017
Rault, Jasmine & T.L. Cowan, “Haven’t you ever heard of Tumblr? FemTechNet’s Distributed Open Collaborative Course (DOCC), Pedagogical Publics, and Classroom Incivility,” MOOCs and Their Afterlives: Experiments in Scale and Access in Higher Education, Elizabeth Losh, ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017: 161-176