Bryanne Young (youngbh@live.unc.edu)

B.A. Communication Studies, University of Calgary

M.A. Culture and Society, University of Calgary

Bryanne is a Mellon/ACLS Fellow. Her research, at the intersection of critical cultural and performance studies, focuses on subjectivity, corporeality, loss, and mourning. Her SSHRC supported research analyzes the Canadian Indian Residential School System. Focusing on how the ideological drive to kill in the name of improving life took shape within institutions aiming to make good on normative approaches to managing populations, her dissertation analyzes the centrality of physical death in shaping contemporary political life.