I am a postdoctoral fellow in Family Studies and Gerontology and the Nova Scotia Centre on Aging at Mount Saint Vincent University. I recently completed my PhD at University of Toronto in the Adult Education and Community Development program. I am committed to transformative social movements and community-engaged health, research and learning. My interdisciplinary research uses aging and disability studies, historical materialist and feminist methods to explore the political economies of care work in homes, institutions, transnational diasporas, and social movements.
My postdoctoral research focuses on transnational political economies of caring for older and disabled people, considering the relations of racialized migrant labour and Canadian long-term residential and home care systems. This research is supported by both SSHRC and CIHR grants. This work 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 my research through this recent podcast interview with Dr. Fady Shanouda.