Sydney Sheedy is a PhD student in Interdisciplinary Humanities at Concordia University in Tiohtià:ke (so-called Montréal) . Their project explores the revival of occult practices as a resource for queer community building in Montreal, especially the ways that it is held up as a form of historical repair or a strategy of disinheritance. She investigates how the occult is reclaimed as an inherently queer methodology, and how such a claim is in tension with the ways it has historically been put in service of white spiritual enlightenment. Her work is focused on whiteness, queer historiography, affect, embodiment, modernity, and borderlands of disciplinary methods, and she does ethnographic fieldwork in Montreal.