Justine Conte is a PhD student in the Theatre and Performance Studies Department at York University. With a background in social anthropology, she is interested in better understanding how the ways in which people and objects act and interact demonstrate a relationship to their surrounding societies, and also to ideas of identity. Her current interests include: storytelling, object and animal studies, political economy, affective labour, imaginaries of a migrant other, ethnography, and Italy.
What you like to do when you aren’t being a grad student
I always have grad school on my mind. However, when I am not actively working on my academic endeavours, I enjoy watching various films and tv shows, listening to podcasts, visiting with family, and finding new places to eat with friends.