LisbethBerbaryLisbeth A. Berbary is an Assistant Professor in Recreation and Leisure Studies at the University of Waterloo. Prior to her current position, she taught qualitative inquiry at the University of Memphis where she established the Graduate Certificate in Qualitative Studies. She holds a Ph.D. in Leisure Studies from the University of Georgia, with graduate certificates in both women’s studies and interdisciplinary qualitative research. Lisbeth is committed to arts-based methodologies and creative analytic practices, with particular interest in ethno-screenplay, slam poetry, fiction, zine making, comic, and graphic novel.

Her current research exposes experiences of biphobia, bisexual erasure, and monosexism among bisexual/pansexual individuals living in Southern Ontario. In collaboration with activist-artist Coco Guzman, Lisbeth is co-constructing a comic zine to represent the community experiences of bisexual/pansexual women living in Kitchener-Waterloo. This project will be expanded in 2017 to further include the stories of another 20 bisexual/pansexual individuals to be represented through a full 50-60 page graphic novel made accessible through public social media outlets.

Lisbeth is passionate about social theory, qualitative inquiry, community inclusion, social justice, and creative practices in research. She looks forward to connecting with interested students and/or activist-scholars interested in social justice projects. Feel free email her at:

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