Shawna Lipton is Chair of the MA in Critical Studies Program at the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) in Portland, Oregon. She received her Ph.D. in Literature and Cultural Theory from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is a literary scholar whose work is fundamentally informed by interdisciplinary gender and sexuality studies. Her critical writing has been published in New Cinemas and QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking. Forthcoming publications investigate textual representations of transgender girlhood, as well as intersections between queerness and neurodivergence.