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Assistant Professor, Department of Health and Society, University of Toronto

My scholarship focuses on 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 hold appointments at the Department of Health and Society Department, Social Justice Education Department, and le Centre de recherches en éducation franco-ontarienne. I teach and supervise students 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