Christie Gabriel (she/they) is a settler on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) nations. As a queer scholar of mixed Nigerian and Ukrainian descent, Christie appreciates the vagaries of heterogeneous identity, place, and personhood. She is passionate about queer studies, intersectional feminism, and how divergent epistemological practices may be harnessed to enable change. At the core of her work is the understanding that no way of knowing is primary, including her own, and that respect for the lived experience of others must guide the definition of problems and crafting of solutions.
Christie holds a BA in Political Science and a BSW, both from UBC. She brings several years of practice and learning in harm-reduction and trauma-informed approaches with the YMCA of Vancouver, and community-based research at the Social Planning and Research Council of B.C. In her free time, she basks in the verdant glory of the land.