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Dr. Lauren Spring

University of Toronto

Lauren Spring is a PhD Candidate in the Adult Education and Community Development program at the University of Toronto. She holds an MA in International Development and a BFA in Theatre and Development and also studied at physical theatre conservatory L'ecole Jacques Le Coq in Paris, France. She is also a graduate of the Second City Improv Conservatory program.  Lauren works as a Course Instructor at the University of Toronto (in Sociology and Equity Studies) and also teaches regularly with the School of the Environment, in the Women and Gender Studies Institute, and in the Interdisciplinary Centre for Health and Society).  Additionally, Lauren works as an educator at the Art Gallery of Ontario where she leads interactive art history and social justice tours for a wide variety of different groups. Lauren has also published widely on subjects related to arts based research, aesthetics of emotion, feminist museum pedagogy, embodiment, eating disorders, participatory research, performance ethnography, sex work, and the relationship between gender and mental health/ madness.