I am an Assistant Professor in Sociology at Trent University, where my community-engaged research focuses on aging, disability, immigration, precarious work, continuing care systems, and struggles for social transformation. Currently, my central focus is a new SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant, which I lead with Disability Justice Network of Ontario, focused on finding socially just alternatives to residential long-term care. I recently completed a SSHRC Insight Development Grant, which I lead with Migrante Manitoba, exploring the policy landscape and experiences of (im)migrant home care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. My writing has been published in diverse venues including Canadian Dimension, Impact Ethics, The Gerontologist, and Antipode.
Selected recent publications
- Nicholson, L., Hande, M.J., and Migrante Manitoba. (2023). Justice for Im/Migrant Home Care Workers in Manitoba. Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – Manitoba.
- Justice for Migrant Home Care Workers in Manitoba Booklet (2023)
- Hande, M.J. & Nourpanah, S. (2022). Putting Continuity in Continuing Care: Reimagining the Role of Immigration in the Recruitment and Retention of Healthcare Workers in Nova Scotia. Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – Nova Scotia.
- Hande, M.J., Nicholson, L., Yavuz, M., Marcelino, D. and Rodriguez, S. (2022). Migrant home care workers in Manitoba: An invisible and critically underserved pillar of Manitoba’s pandemic response. Carework Network Responds.
- Hande, Mary Jean, Janice Keefe and Deanne Taylor. (2021, online). Long Term Residential Care Policy Guidance for Staff to Support Resident Quality of Life. The Gerontologist: Special Issue on Workforce Issues in Long Term Care. http://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnaa176
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- Hande, Mary Jean, Aliya Jamal, and Christine Kelly. (2020). Direct Funding and the depoliticization of home care systems: Popular rhetoric and policy directions in Ontario. Canadian Review of Social Policy/Revue canadienne de politique sociale, 80: 26-49. https://crsp.journals.yorku.ca/index.php/crsp/article/view/40353