The Skin We Live In

“If there's one thing you share with every person in this room, it's that you live in skin”

Marc Lafrance
Marc Lafrance, a sociology professor at Concordia University, explores a range of issues relating to gender and sexuality, which are bound up with the lived experience of the body. He considers these topics in relation to both pop-culture texts, including music videos and television shows, and scholarly texts by contemporary theorists. Marc is known for his research on the so-called crisis of masculinity and his groundbreaking work on the relationship between skin and human identity. He is a monthly commentator on Radio-Canada’s premiere morning show, Médium large; he has appeared on CBC’s The Current; and he has been interviewed by Maclean’s, the Montreal Gazette, la Presse, and the Journal de Montréal.