I am critical gerontology scholar 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 prioritizes 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.
My teaching brings together equity studies, critical gerontology, disability studies and community-engaged learning. I am a part-time faculty member in Mount Saint Vincent University’s Family Studies and Gerontology Program and I guest lecture on topics of disability care politics, community building, and social movement learning at several universities across North America.
I am currently involved with two federally funded research grants:
- “Migrant Care Work and the Geopolitics of ‘Aging in Place’ during the COVID-19 Pandemic” examines the experiences of (im)migrant home care workers caring for older people during the COVID-19 pandemic in Manitoba, Canada.
- “Seniors Adding Life To Years (SALTY)” at Mount Saint Vincent University aims to enhance quality of late life for older people living in residential long term care.