Danielle Peers (they/them) is a Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Disability and Movement Cultures, and an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation at the University of Alberta, on Treaty Six Territory. Peers studies how movement cultures (including art, recreation, and sport) can be used to transmit and transform a community’s values, politics, and (in)equities.

Mobilizing embodied disability justice approaches, Peers prioritizes deep, intersectional collaborations in order to co-create knowledges and practices that reduce harm and create more accessible, affirming, and transformative movement cultures.

In their former career, Danielle was a Paralympic athlete and a parasport coach.