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Karleen Pendleton Jiménez, PhD

Associate Professor
School of Education
Trent University
1600 West Bank Drive
Peterborough, ON K9J 7B8

(705) 748-1011 x7728

I am a writer, filmmaker, scholar, and educator. I write in a variety of genres, and my publications include academic articles, books, book chapters, personal essays, short stories, and film. I am interested in power, identities, bodies, and stories. I am an associate professor of education at Trent University.

Selected Works

Karleen recently completed the short film Butch Coyolxauhqui (2016) looking at queer body image, fatphobia, and reclamation. She has written three books: Are You a Boy or a Girl? (2000), How to Get a Girl Pregnant (2011) and Tomboys and Other Gender Heroes: Confessions from the Classroom (2016). The first two were finalists for the Lambda Literary Award. She is the screenwriter for the award-winning animation short Tomboy. Her short stories and personal essays have been published in numerous anthologies and magazines, including “Downtown” in Queers Were Here: Heroes and Icons of Queer Canada (2016), “Letter to My Queer Family,” in Women Writing Letters (2015), “‘Tell Them You’re a Mexican,’ and Other Motherly Advice” in Mother of Invention (2013), “A Beautiful Creature” in Persistence: Still Butch and Femme (2011), “Little White Children: Notes From a Chicana Dyke Dad” in Who’s Your Daddy? And Other Writings on Queer Parenting (2009).