My career has been dedicated to social research, services, care and activism. As a university professor and qualitative sociologist, I work on the social production and organization of knowledge about migration, health and the state. I publish in various formats, including book, article, prose, blog, film, photo and art exhibit. Since 2013, I have carried out institutional ethnographic fieldwork in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iran and Romania. The bulk of my work to date has explored HIV-related policy in Canadian immigration law. “Screening Out: HIV Testing and the Canadian Immigration Experience” is my monograph that will appear in 2022 with the University of British Columbia Press. My graduate appointment is at OISE’s Department of Social Justice Education and the Centre de recherches en éducation franco-ontarienne. I am fluent in English and French and supervise undergraduate and graduate students in English and French.
PhD (Ottawa), MUP (McGill), BA (Bishop’s), CEP (Strasbourg III)
HIV/AIDS, Horn of Africa, immigration policies and politics, institutional ethnography, medical inadmissibility, migration, social organization of knowledge, sociology of health and illness