Jacob Evoy (they/them/their) is currently completing a Ph.D. at the University of Western Ontario, completing a collaborative degree in Women’s Studies and Feminist Research, and Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction. Their doctoral research seeks to make an intervention in the heteronormative framing of Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction through an oral history of LGBTQ+ children of Holocaust survivors in Canada and the United States that seeks to examine the roles non-normative sexualities play in rebuilding processes following genocide.
Queering the Post-Holocaust Narrative: An Oral History of LGBTQ Children of Holocaust Survivors
Jacob’s doctoral research is an oral history of LGBTQ children of Holocaust survivors. Their research seeks to make an intervention in the heteronormative framing of post-Holocaust narratives. Through oral history interviews with LGBTQ children of survivors, this research examines how LGBTQ children of survivors negotiate their intersecting identities as Jewish, queer, and as a child of survivors as well as demonstrate the roles non-normative sexualities play within rebuilding process with the family and community.