Annie Pullen Sansfaçon
Annie Pullen Sansfaçon is a social worker, ethicist and professor at Université de Montréal’s school of social work. She cofounded and codirects the Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur la Justice intersectionnelle, la décolonisation et l’équité — CRI-JaDE and she holds the Canada Research Chair on transgender children and their families. She is also an affiliate researcher at Stellenbosch University in South Africa.
Her work focuses on gender diverse youth, more specifically on trans and 2spirit indigenous youth and on anti-oppression as an ethical stance to work with these populations. She is also interested in the development of decolonial methodologies to promote the empowerment of vulnerable populations. As an indigenous woman and member of the Huron-Wendat Nation, her personal trajectory, her work and her various professional experiences of fighting against oppression have allowed her to develop an understanding of the effects of colonialism on youth that is equally personal and structural.