My name is Nico Mara-McKay, and I’m a Toronto-based writer, editor, and critic.
I currently serve as the editor-in-chief for Spiral Nature Magazine and the copyeditor for Broken Pencil Magazine. My work has also appeared in Art/iculation Magazine, This Magazine, Quill & Quire, among other places. For more, see my select publication history.
Recently I began my Master’s in History at the University of Guelph. My current research is centred on gender and sexuality in late medieval and early modern Europe. I’ve conducted research projects on more recent queer subjects as well, such as genderqueer and other genders outside the binary in our contemporary moment in Canada for the ArQuives and others. And, for good measure, I’m also interested in visual and material culture, witchcraft, and monsters.
I love giving talks, and I’ve spoken at the Art Gallery of Ontario about the visual history of tarot, Canzine about the history of magical zines, and for the Toronto District School Board about witchy artifacts.
Interested in working together? Please get in touch.