I am a critical gerontologist who draws on critical disability studies, feminist, anti-racist, and historical materialist approaches to understanding care work and care policy in an aging, globalizing world. My research and teaching is community- and user-engaged and committed to forefronting marginalized perspectives and transformative social change.
Currently, my research focuses on transnational political economies of caring for older and disabled people, considering the relations of racialized (im)migrant labour and quality of life for older and disabled people in Canadian long-term residential and home care systems. This research is supported by both SSHRC and CIHR grants and builds on my doctoral research, which examined alternative community-based care formations, political consciousness, and revolutionary organizing in the context of austerity in Ontario. You can learn more about how I link my research with the current pandemic through this recent podcast interview with Dr. Fady Shanouda.