Laura Facciolo (she/her)

MA Candidate, Cultural Studies & Critical Theory
McMaster University

Laura is currently pursuing an MA in Cultural Studies & Critical Theory at McMaster University. Her research examines the centrality of the heart to the discourse of love through exploration of early modern poetic and medical writings. She holds an M.Ed. in Curriculum & Pedagogy, with a specialization in EdTech, from the University of Toronto/OISE, where her research considered crisis-informed pedagogies and care ethics in virtual learning environments. She continues to work in educational research at Sheridan College.

Laura’s commitment to heart-oriented scholarship is foundational to her praxis as the Editor-in-Charge at Re:Locations Journal. She is committed to centring kindness and care to dismantle systemic inequities in academic publishing and effectively support marginalized Canadian scholars and new modes of scholarship.