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Public Engagement

In the Media

The Research Team in the Media

Bergman, G. (2023, May 11). Canada’s outdated cyberbullying laws don’t protect kids from cyberflashing and other new types of sexual harassment [Quoted, Christopher Dietzel and Kaitlynn Mendes]. The Suburban.


Dietzel, C. (2022, March 30). Part 1: Consent and safety[Online workshop]. Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Dietzel, C. (2021, September 23). Navigating online dating and intimacy [Presentation]. Mohawk College, online.

Dietzel, C. (2020, October 26). Digital sexual expression and consent [Panel]. The Office of Sexual Violence Response, Support and Education (OSVRSE), McGill University, online.

Dietzel, C. (2020, October 22). Dating apps, consent, and sexual violence: Exploring LGBTQ+ people’s experiences[Presentation]. It’s On Us McGill: Week of Action, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Dietzel, C. (2020, September 30). A conversation on cyberconsent [Panel]. Consent Matters Campaign, Simon Fraser University, online.

Daunais-Laurin, G. & Dietzel, C. (2018, April 30). Le consentement et la culture du viol via les applications de rencontres gaies [Workshop]. RÉZO, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Dietzel, C. (2018, April 23). Facebook Canada’s Hard Questions Roundtable: A discussion about women’s safety online [Panel]. Facebook Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

Dietzel, C. (2018, January 21). Insta-Gratification: What does a healthy relationship with social media look like? [Panel presentation]. Students in Mind: Mental Health Conference, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Duguay, S., Trépanier, A.M., Dietzel, C., & Myles, D. (2021, October 12). Future of intimacy [Panel]. MTL Connect, online.

Mendes, K. (2023, June 22-23). Online hate, media (mis)representation and systemic racism. Diversity Institute, Ted Rogers School of Management, Toronto Metropolitan University, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Academic Conferences

Dietzel, C. (2023, May 8). Les méthodes numériques et participatives: Comment impliquer les parties prenantes dans les processus de la recherche [Conference presentation]. Le Congrès de l’ACFAS, Montréal, QC, Canada.

Dietzel, C. (2022, May 16–20). “Be Fit. Be White. Be…”: Sexual racism and issues of consent among queer men dating app users [Conference presentation]. Canadian Sociological Association, online conference.

Dietzel, C. (2021, November 18–21). The three dimensions of unsolicited dick pics: The experiences of men who have sex with men on dating apps [Conference presentation]. The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS) Annual Conference, hybrid conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Dietzel, C. & Numer, M. (2021, September 2–3). How to keep LGBTQ+ people safe on dating apps [Conference presentation]. Eleventh International Conference on Health, Wellness & Society, hybrid conference, Paris, France.

Dietzel, C. (2019, December 9–11). Transgender and gender non-binary people’s experiences with intimacy while dating[Conference presentation]. Digital Intimacies 5.0, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

Dietzel, C. (2019, September 1–4). Rape culture on dating apps designed for men who have sex with men [Conference presentation]. European Conference on Domestic Violence (ECDV), Oslo, Norway.

Dietzel, C. (2019, April 5–9). “That’s straight-up rape culture”: Examining sexual violence and consent among LGBTQ+ dating app users [Conference presentation]. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Dietzel, C. (2019, March 3–6). Rape culture and sexual consent on gay/queer dating apps [Conference presentation]. American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Convention, Boston, MA, United States.

Dietzel, C. (2019, February 7–9). Non-consensual sexual conduct on queer dating apps: Examining tensions experienced by men who have sex with men [Conference presentation]. Sites Queer, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Dietzel, C. (2018, August 9–10). Sexual violence in LGBTQ+ communities and rape culture on dating apps [Conference presentation]. American Sociological Association (ASA) Sexualities Pre-Conference, Philadelphia, PA, United States.

Dietzel, C. (2018, June 17–20). An overview of sexual violence in LGBTQ+ communities and of rape culture on dating apps [Conference presentation]. Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS) Conference, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada.

Dietzel, C. (2018, April 13–17). Recognizing rape culture online: Sexual health education programs on dating apps and for LGBTQ communities [Conference presentation]. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, New York City, NY, United States.

Dietzel, C., Mendes, K., Dodge, A., & Dunn, S. (2023, May 29 – June 2). Technology-facilitated sexual violence: Education and policy Responses from Canada's provinces and territories [Conference presentation].Canadian Sociological Association (CSA) Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada.

McCready, S., Webber, V., Dietzel, C., & Numer, M. (2022, October 18–20). Framings of non-consensual sex among queer men [Poster presentation]. Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) Summit 2022, online conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Mendes, K., Dietzel, C., Dodge, A., & Dunn, S. (2023, May 29 – June 2). DIY – digital safety: Supporting young people in schools, social relationships and on social media [Conference presentation]. Canadian Sociological Association (CSA) Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada.

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