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Associate professor, University of Toronto

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. I am fluent in English and French.


  • 2013–present
    Assistant Professor, University of Toronto


  • 2012 
    University of Ottawa , Ph.D.


Brocher Foundation; Netherlands Institute for Advanced Research; Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal; Canadian Association for Graduate Studies Best Dissertation in Canada; Joseph De Konink Prize