I am an interdisciplinary scholar of health and illness specializing in interpretive methods and the social studies of HIV-related policy and medical inadmissibility in Canadian immigration law. The bulk of my work to date has explored immigration medical inadmissibility decision-making and its consequences. “Screening and Screaming in Exile: Medical Examination and the Immigration Health Work done by People with HIV” is the name of my monograph, currently under review with UBC Press. Since 2013, I have conducted ethnographic fieldwork in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iran and Romania. I am cross-appointed at OISE in Social Justice Education and the Centre de recherches en éducation franco-ontarienne. I teach 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