Danielle "Doc" Peers is a Paralympic Bronze medalist, world champion and world MVP in wheelchair basketball. She has made three movies, and has co-founded KingCrip Productions.She is also an accomplished public speaker, and an active volunteer in her disability, queer, sport and artistic communities.
Danielle is currently working on her Ph.D. in Phys.Ed & Rec at the University of Alberta. Her research interests include: disability movements, policing & crossing the able/disabled divide, Queer/Crip theory, art & practice, and Paralympic power relations.
May '11 - Danielle is awarded the Trudeau Scholarship. click here for more on her project, and the Trudeau Foundation.
Sep '10 - Danielle and friends start up The Space Project - Sustainable, Political and Acccessible Communities of Edmonton - to support and encourage inclusive venues, events and social movements in our community.For more info on our venue audit project click here or go to: http://spaceedmonton.blogspot.com.
Jan '10 - Danielle is chosen as an Olympic Torch "runner". She will wheel the torch down Groat Road in Edmonton starting at 111 avenue, at 4:30 pm on Jan. 13.
Nov '09 - And The Rest is Drag premieres at the Exposure Festival in Edmonton. This film by Danielle Peers, Melisa Brittain and Shani Mootoo explores gender performances on and off stage through interviews with the Alberta Beef Drag Kings.
July '09 - Danielle Peers, Melisa Brittain and T.L. Cowan release the short satire "Bill 44: Smaller Classes, Smaller Minds" on YouTube. click here to view.
June '09 - Danielle successfully defends her Master's thesis, entitled, "Governing Bodies: A Foucauldian Critique of Paralympic Power Relations"
May '09- Danielle is awarded the prestigious Canada Vanier Graduate Scholarship for her upcoming Ph.D. research at the U of A - see full story.
May '09 - Danielle and Melisa's first movie "G.I.M.P. Boot Camp" to show at Toronto Inside Out International Film Festival, and Vancouver Out on Screen Film Festival.