J.T. Weisser is a cultural scholar and interdisciplinary artist currently based at Newcastle University. Their research interests concern gender and sexuality 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 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.
As a classically trained recorder player and pianist, they have performed everything from concertos to popular music across the UK, including in The Sage Gateshead’s prestigious Sage One venue. Though currently on a hiatus from performing, they continue to engage their musical interests as a culture writer for the Courier.