Alexa DeGagne is an assistant professor in Women’s and Gender Studies at Athabasca University. Her research examines the relationships between LGBTQ2S social movements seeking social justice and the state. Her current SSHRC-funded research examines the changing relationships between LGBTQ2S communities and police organizations across Canada. Her research, teaching and service work is informed by her work as an activist. She is vice-president of the Athabasca University Faculty Association, and engages in activism within Edmonton's queer community, working as a community organizer and agitator, public educator, columnist, queer arts festival co-chair, and radio producer and host.