Naylor Fellow Jad Sinno explores Queer resilience with dating apps research
Jad Sinno is researching how Queer people date online when these applications often simulate the oppressions they experience offline.
“How do online dating apps shape Queer identities and why do Queer people of colour continue to return to the space, when so many of us have experienced discrimination, femmephobia or ableism online?” asks Sinno, a PhD Candidate in Social and Behavioural Health Sciences who goes by pronouns they and them.
“People are participating in these spaces willingly, despite how oppressive they can be, so there’s something more there,” Sinno says. “I’m interested in interrogating this active participation in the virtual queer space. I’m not quite sure what it is, but I do think it speaks to the idea of Queer resilience and reimagination of Queer life.”