Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

I am a social scientist with appointments at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Health & Society and the Department for Social Justice Education at the University of Toronto. Through my research, I am concerned about structurally arising inequalities. My program of research contributes to scholarship on resistance to the state, social justice, and the politics of knowledge production. I draw from feminist praxis, collective action, and engaged pedagogy. I explore bureaucratic practices about people experiencing marginality, asking: how are these forms of knowledge produced and sustained? I use institutional ethnography and listen ‘organizationally’ for how policy, law and regulation manifest. I have worked in Canada, the Horn of Africa and the Middle East. As a Brocher Foundation Research Fellow, I am working to complete my monograph, Disease, Disability and Decision-making: HIV and Unexplored Intersections Between Medicine and the Law in the Canadian Immigration System. My recent publication shows how Canadian newspapers report about HIV non-disclosure criminal cases involving Black immigrant men. I serve on the editorial board of Refuge: Canada’s Journal on Refugees. Je suis bilingue en français et anglais.


  • 2013–present
    Assistant Professor, University of Toronto


  • 2012 
    University of Ottawa , Ph.D.


Brocher Foundation Research Fellowship; Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal; Best Dissertation in Canada Award; Joseph De Konink Prize