Jasmine Rault is an Assistant Professor of Media Studies in the Department of Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Toronto Scarborough and the Faculty of Information at University of Toronto. Rault also teaches graduate courses towards the Collaborative Specialization in Sexual Diversity Studies. Before coming to UofT, Rault was Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies at Eugene Lang College at The New School and has a PhD from Art History & Communication Studies at McGill University.
Jasmine RaultAssistant Professor
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Queer & feminist design, Queer digital archives, Digital culture & design, Digital ethics, Architectural studies, Aesthetics and effects of white supremacy & settler colonialism
Jasmine Rault’s research focuses on media, technology and culture with an eye to the 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 Studies Quarterly), “White Noise/White Affects” in queer popular culture (Feminist Media Studies), “Relajo and the Affects of Queer Activism in Mexico” (Scholar & Feminist Online), risk and intimate networks in queer digital archives (Women & Performance) and more in journals such as Ephemera, Ada, 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). Rault is co-director, with T.L. Cowan, of the Trans- Feminist Queer Digital Praxis Workshop (TFQ DPW) which includes the Digital Research Ethics Collaboratory (DREC, drecollab.org) and the Cabaret Commons (cabaretcommons.org).
Eileen Gray and the Design of Sapphic Modernity: Staying In, Aldershot & Burlington: Ashgate, 2011; New York: Routledge, 2016
Jasmine Rault, “Window Walls and Other Tricks of Transparency: Digitality, Colonial and Architectural Modernity,” American Quarterly (forthcoming 72.4, 2020)
Jasmine Rault, “New School Desires: ‘Poised Precisely Between Fantasy and Reality,’” I Stand in My Place With My Own Day Here: Site-Specific Works from The New School. Eds. Frances Richard & Silvia Rocciolo. New York City: The New School / Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2019: 87-90.
Jasmine Rault & T.L. Cowan, “Onlining Queer Acts: Digital Research Ethics & Caring for Risky Archives,” Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory. Special issue on “Queer Circuits: Performance, Networked Data, Digital Cultures.” Eds. Benjamin Haber & Daniel J. Sander. 28.2, 2018: 121-142
Michelle Marzullo, Jasmine Rault & T.L. Cowan. “‘Can I Study You?’ Cross-Disciplinary Conversations in Queer Internet Studies.” First Monday: Peer Reviewed Journal on the Internet. Special Issue: Queer Internet Studies. 23.7, 2018
Jasmine Rault, “White Noise, White Affects: Filtering the Sameness of Queer Suffering,” Feminist Media Studies, 17.4, 2017: 585-599
Jasmine Rault, “Ridiculizing Power: Relajo and the Affects of Queer Activism in Mexico,” Scholar & Feminist Online, 14.2 (Fall) 2017
Jasmine Rault & 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
Jasmine Rault, “Housing Foreclosure: Theaster Gates’ Queer Architectural Practice,” Entry Points: The Vera List Center Manual on Art and Social Justice, Carin Kuoni & Chelsea Haines, eds. New York: Vera List Center for Art and Politics/Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2016: 266-268
T.L. Cowan & Jasmine Rault, “Trading Credit for Debt: Queer History-Making and Debt Culture”, Women’s Studies Quarterly, 42.1-2, Spring-Summer 2014a: 294-310
Jasmine Rault & T.L. Cowan, “The Labour of Being Studied in a Free Love Economy,” ephemera: theory & politics in organization, 14.3, 2014b: 471-488
Dayna McLeod, Jasmine Rault and T.L. Cowan, “Speculative Praxis Toward a Queer Feminist Digital Archive,” Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media and Technology, 4, July 2014
SDS1999 – Queering Design: Sexual Politics of Space, Place and Digital Culture