Lucas Crawford is the author of two books exploring transgender, queerness, space, and architecture. Transgender Architectonics: The Shape of Change in Modernist Space makes a multi-disciplinary, humanities-based case for rethinking the spatiality of transgender and its discourses; The High Line Scavenger Hunt is a poetry collection about New York City’s lauded park.
Two more volumes of poetry — Sideshow Concessions and Belated Bris of the Brainsick — take up mental health, Jewishness, rural-to-urban “transition,” and queer maritime life. Formerly the Ruth Wynn Woodward Junior Chair of Gender Studies at Simon Fraser University, Crawford is now Associate Professor of English at the University of New Brunswick (Canada), where he researches and teaches at the nexus of queerness, transgender, space, body studies, and literature. He was born in Halifax, lived in rural Nova Scotia for over twenty years, and now lives in Fredericton, a maritime city of just under 60,000 that is located on the traditional unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik and Mi’kmaq Peoples.