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Evie Johnny Ruddy is a trans non-binary white settler living in Treaty 4. They are a socially engaged interdisciplinary artist, an instructor in Creative Technologies at the University of Regina, and a PhD Candidate in Cultural Mediations at the Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art, and Culture at Carleton University. As a PhD Fellow with the Transgender Media Lab, Evie is researching feminist lab ethics and helping to develop an online database of film and audiovisual works made by transgender, Two Spirit, non-binary, intersex, and gender non-conforming artists. In 2020, Evie’s interactive web project with the National Film Board, Un/tied, won a Digital Dozen: Breakthroughs in Storytelling Award from Columbia University School of the Arts Digital Storytelling Lab and was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award. In 2019, Evie partnered with UR Pride Centre for Sexuality and Gender Diversity to lead Stories That Move You, a portrait and digital storytelling project by and for transgender and non-binary people in Saskatchewan. Evie co-produced and created the audio walking tour Queering the Queen City, which features place-based stories told by queer, trans, and Two Spirit people at sites throughout downtown Regina and the city’s Heritage Community in Treaty 4. Their doctoral research investigates improvisation as a method for ethical co-creation between media artists and trans collaborators. 

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