J.T. Weisser is a cultural scholar and interdisciplinary artist currently based at Newcastle University. Their research interests concern gender, sexuality and violence within popular culture and contemporary fiction.
Their first scholarly article has just been published: the article concerns transgender politics within transformative fandom, and was funded by a Newcastle University Research Scholarship.
They also write fictional prose on the boundary between literary and ‘genre’, themed on queerness, violence and exploitation.
In 2017-2018, they were secretary of Newcastle University’s Creative Writing Society, organising and hosting workshops for student writers of all levels. They have been a Culture Writer for The Courier since their first year at Newcastle, and they also spent a term as a Music Editor.
They are a classically trained recorder player and pianist, and a self-taught graphic designer and video editor. They perform live as Dante Alexander.