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I supervise graduate students working in critical disability studies, science and technology studies, and feminist theory, sex work, and gender. In the coming years I particularly welcome working with students who would like to research AIDS activism in Canada, queer disability studies, and contemporary racial formations.
At the undergrad level I teach classes in social theory, sex and sexuality, and power.
Current graduate student supervisions:
Danielle Normandeau, MA program
Nerissa Gailey, MA program
Sarah Rodimon, PhD program “We have the law, we need the access!”: Activism, identity and access to abortion services in New Brunswick
Abigail Kidd, MA program “Challenging Categories: An Ethnography of Young Adults with Down Syndrome in a Community in Ontario”
Benjamin Todd, MA program “Negotiating Social Practices: The Role of Ubiquitous Computing In Students’ Lives”
Katherine Van Meyl, MA program “On the Seperation of Personal and Professional: Sex, Work, Law, the Girlfriend Experience, and the Interpersonal Relationships of Independent Escorts”
Louisa Hawkins, MA program “Thinking Through the Future of Care: Elder People’s Understandings of, and Feelings About, Robotic Interventions in Elder Care”
Priscillia Lefebvre, PhD program “Medicating the Crisis: Investigating the links between precarious employment, mental health issues, and the reliance on antidepressants as treatment”
Blake MacMillan, PhD program “All Sport is Adaptive Sport: Disability, the Sport System, and an Emerging Athletic Imaginary”
Current graduate committee memberships:
Kevin Partridge, PhD program “Secure in our masculinity? A phenomenological look at security workers in Ottawa”
Christine Pich, PhD program
Completed graduate committee memberships:
Anne Boulton, MA (Laurentian University) “Redefining a Cultural Legacy: Exploring the Transformative Power of Shame in the Writing of Zoë Wicomb”
Fiona Cheung, MA (York University) “Self-Disclosure: Mapping out Disability Identities and Experiences within the Chinese-Canadian Community”
Lindsey Mckay, PhD program “The Social Organization of Altruism”
Christine Schmidt, MA (Laurentian University) “Managing Prostitution: The Social Relations of ‘Help’”
Melinda Spry, MA program
Jenelle Williams, MA “Reading Lips: Exploring Emotive Responses to Labiaplasty”