Danielle Peers is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Communication Studies at Concordia University, in Montreal. Danielle studies disability sport and social justice movements in Canada. She is the recipient of two of Canada's most prestigious doctoral awards: the Trudeau and Vanier scholarships.
Danielle has made seven activist-oriented films, co-curated three art shows, and co-founded two arts collectives (KingCrip Productions and CRIPSiE). She has also co-founded the Edmonton Inferno wheelchair basketball club, has been a national women's league commissioner and a local and national level wheelchair basketball coach. Danielle is an active disability and queer community organizer, a national ambassador for Muscular Dystrophy Canada, and a public speaker.
In her former career as a wheelchair basketball athlete, Danielle won a Bronze Paralympic Medal, a World Championship, and five National Championships. She also won numerous championships and all-star awards while playing in men's leagues in USA and in France. In 2006, Danielle was named the Worlds Most Valuable Player, and was a finalist for the 2007 International Sports Woman of the Year.