Creative Communities - BC Library Conference 2015
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Robert Bittner

Robert Bittner, SSHRC CGS Doctoral Fellow Instructor - EDUC 465 (Children’s Literature), Simon Fraser University Vancouver Children's Literature Roundtable Steering Cttee PhD Candidate, Simon Fraser University. Rob Bittner is a PhD Candidate in the department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies at Simon Fraser University. His main field of study is the emergence of new sexual and gender identities in fiction for young people--most notably intersex, transgender, and gender nonconforming individuals--as well as exploring the possible social, institutional, and political implications of such portrayals. Rob is an advocate for greater gender and sexual diversity in literature, and also for increased service to gender and sexual minority populations in libraries and schools.