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Professor of Gender & Social Justice and English Literature, Trent University

Sally Chivers is a Full Professor of Gender & Social Justice and English Literature at Trent University, where she teaches about illness, disability, and aging in literature, film and popular culture. She is the author of The Silvering Screen: Old Age and Disability in Cinema (2011) and From Old Woman to Older Women: Contemporary Culture and Women’s Narratives (2003), and the co-editor of Care Home Stories: Aging, Disability and Long-Term Residential Care (2017) and The Problem Body: Projecting Disability and Film (2010), as well as a wide range of scholarly articles. Her ongoing research focuses on the cultural politics of aging and disability, committed to telling new and better stories about aging, disability and care that celebrate and interrogate the possibilities that come with an aging population.


  • –present
    Professor of English and Gender & Women's Studies, Trent University


  • 2000 
    McGill University, English Literature, PhD


Distinguished Research Award, Trent University