Julia Matias (she/her) is a PhD candidate working on a collaborative
degree with the Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies, the
Women and Gender Studies Institute, and the Centre for Sexual Diversity
Studies at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on feminist citational practices in neo-burlesque.
Matias also works as a burlesque performer under the stage name “Força”. She made her BHOF debut in 2019 and co-produced the Virtual Burlesque Hall of Fame tribute act showcase “Love Letters to Legends” in 2021. Matias is currently serving as an interim board member relaunching the Toronto Burlesque Festival.