Research Contributions

Refereed Book:

  • Mobilizing Communities in Austere Times, edited by Mary Jean Hande, Jamie Magnusson, Kris Millet, Justin Tai and Sharry Taylor (currently being developed for Athabasca University Press).

Refereed Articles:

  • Hande, Mary Jean, Aliya Jamal and Christine Kelly. (Under Review). “Direct Funding and the depoliticisation of home care systems: Popular rhetoric and policy directions in Ontario.” Canadian Review of Social Policy.
  • Hande, Mary Jean, Ayesha Mian Akram and Shelley Condratto. (2019). “’All of this happens here?’: Diminishing perceptions of Canada through immigrants’ precarious work in Ontario.” Journal of International Migration and Integration. doi: 10.1007/s12134-019-00683-y
  • Mirchandani, Kiran, Mary Jean Hande and Shelley Condratto. (2019, early view) “Complaints-Based Entrepreneurialism: Worker Experiences of the Employment Standards Complaints Process in Ontario, Canada.” The Canadian Review of Sociology. doi: 10.1111/cars.12254
  • Dansereau, Lisette, Mary Jean Hande and Christine Kelly. (2019). “Establishing a Crown Agency Amid Multiple Service Providers: Self-Directed Personal Support Services Ontario (SDPSSO).” Health Reform Observer – Observatoire des Réformes de Santé. 7(1): Article 2. doi: 10.13162/hro-ors.v7i1.3685
  • Hande, Mary Jean. (2018, early view). “Disability Consciousness on the Frontlines of Urban Struggle.” Antipode 51(2): 558-578. doi: 10.1111/anti.12499
    Video abstract here
  • Hande, Mary Jean and Christine Kelly. (2015). “Organizing Survival and Resistance in Austere Times: Shifting Disability Activism and Care Politics in Ontario, Canada.” Disability & Society 30(7): 961-975. doi: 10.1080/09687599.1069731

Refereed Book Chapters:

  • Marmol, Emil, Mary Jean Hande and Raluca Bejan. (2017). “On Strike in the Ivory Tower: Academic Repression of Labor Organizing at University of Toronto.” In Taking Back Our Universities: Strategies to Fight Academic Repression and the Corporatization of Higher Education, edited by Anthony J. Nocella and Erik Juergensmeyer, 179-202. New York: Peter Lang.
  • Hande, Mary Jean, Sharry Taylor and Eric Zorn. (2016). “Operation ASD: Philanthrocapitalism, Spectrumization and the Role of the Parent”. In Psychiatry Interrogated, edited by Bonnie Burstow, 81-102. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Popular Publications:

Conference Presentations (recent):

  • Hande, Mary Jean, Prince Owusu, Katie Aubrecht, Denise Cloutier, Carole Estabrooks, and Janice Keefe. (2019). “Who Are the ‘Underrepresented Voices’ in Long Term Care Research? Conceptualizing and Addressing ‘Underrepresented Voices’ in a Multidisciplinary Research Project on Long Term Care in Canada.” Paper co-presented with Prince Owusu at North American and European Networks of Aging Studies, Peterborough, ON, May 30.
  • Hande, Mary Jean, Christine Kelly, Lisette Dansereau, Katie Aubrecht, Allison Williams, and Anne Martin-Matthews. (2019). “Doing ‘Whatever They Can Imagine’: Exploring the Distinct Roles of Care Workers in Self- and Family-Managed Home Care in Manitoba.” Paper co-presented with Christine Kelly at Global Carework Summit, Toronto, ON, June 11.
  • Hande, Mary Jean. (2018). “Disability (and) Care in Crisis: Disability Consciousness on the Frontlines of Gentrification and Drug Wars.” Paper presented at National Women’s Studies Association, Atlanta, GA, November 10.
  • Hande, Mary Jean, Hiwot Amare, Katie Aubrecht, Allison Williams and Christine Kelly. (2018). “What’s Different about Working under Direct-Funding? Exploring the Shifting Roles of Care Workers in Self and Family Managed Home Care in Manitoba.” Paper presented by co-author Christine Kelly at Canadian Association on Gerontology, Vancouver, BC, October 20.
  • Hande, Mary Jean, Aliya Jamal and Christine Kelly. (2018). “Direct Funding and the Transformation of Home Care in Ontario, Canada: Popular Rhetoric and Policy Directions.” Paper presented on behalf of co-authors Aliya Jamal and Christine Kelly at Aging and Society Conference, Tokyo, Japan, September 19.
  • Hande, Mary Jean, Aliya Jamal and Christine Kelly. (2018). “The Promise of Mainstreaming Direct Funding in Ontario, Canada: A Textual Analysis.” Paper presented on behalf of co-authors Aliya Jamal and Christine Kelly for Canadian Disability Studies Association. University of Regina, Regina, May 28.
  • Hande, Mary Jean. (2017). “The Politics of Care and Aging for Disabled Ontarians under Austerity.” Paper presented for the International Association for Gerontology and Geriatrics World Congress, San Francisco, July 24.
  • Mirchandani, Kiran and Mary Jean Hande. (2017). “The Hidden Labour of Precarity.” Paper presented for Canadian Sociological Association, Ryerson University, Toronto, June 1.
  • Hande, Mary Jean. (2017). “Collective, Crip Futurity in the Crisis of Financialized Gentrification: Care Praxis in Toronto’s Anti-Gentrification Organizing.” Paper presented for Women’s and Gender Studies et Recherches Féminstes, Ryerson University, Toronto, May 29.
  • Hande, Mary Jean. (2016). “Politicizing Disability Care Struggles in Toronto.” Paper presented for Society for Socialist Studies. University of Calgary, Calgary, May, 31.
  • Hande, Mary Jean. (2016). “The Struggle for Collective Care in Toronto’s Downtown East.” Paper presented for Historical Materialism Toronto, York University, Toronto, May 14.
  • Mirchandani, Kiran and Mary Jean Hande. (2016). “The Emotional Labour of Precarity: Strategies for Recognition and Protection.” Paper for International Labour Process Conference, WZB, Berlin, Germany, April 5.
  • Hande, Mary Jean, Shelley Condratto, Ayesha Mian Akram and Justin Kong. (2016). “Immigrant Workers’ Experiences and Legislative Protections in Canada.” Paper presented for International Labour Process Conference, WZB, Berlin, Germany, April 5.
  • Hande, Mary Jean and Christine Kelly. (2015). “Politicizing Care in Austere Times: Disability, Survival and Renewed Forms of Activism.” Paper presented for American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, USA, August 23.
  • Hande, Mary Jean. (2015). “Gaming the Para-Athlete: Neoliberal Inclusion and Accessibility in Mega-Sports Events.” Paper presented for Society for Disability Studies, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, June. 12.
  • Hande, Mary Jean. (2015). “Operation ASD: Activating the Spectrum, Restructuring the Healthcare Economy.” Paper presented for Canadian Disability Studies Association, University of Ottawa, June 4.

Invited Presentations:

  • Hande, Mary Jean. (2018). “Disability (and) Care in Crisis: Disability Consciousness on the Frontlines.” Invited Presentation for Bold Ideas Colloquium Series, Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, February 16.
  • Hande, Mary Jean. (2017). “‘Radical Alternatives’ and Revolutionary Futurity: Disability Care Praxis and Class Consciousness in Toronto.” Invited presentation for Senior Doctoral Fellow Luncheon Speakers Series for Equity Studies, New College, University of Toronto, March 24.
  • Hande, Mary Jean. (2016). “Austerity and Access to Healthcare.” Invited presentation for In What Universe?: Canadian Healthcare & Who It Leaves Behind. Equity Studies Student Union, University of Toronto, January 28.
  • Hande, Mary Jean. (2015). “Revolutionizing Disability Care Relations in a Time of Austerity.” Invited presentation for Works in Progress Seminar Series, Centre for Media and Culture in Education, University of Toronto, March 13.
  • Hande, Mary Jean. (2014). “Developing a Framework for Research in Action.” Invited presentation for Research in Action: Building Accountable Community Research, Ontario Public Interest Research Group, January 30.