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Employment

2021 - Present

Postdoctoral Associate

I am a Postdoctoral Associate in the Rotman Institute of Philosophy and the School of Health Studies at Western University in London, Canada working on public health ethics related to pandemics, including COVID-19 and HIV/AIDS.

2020 - 2021

Postdoctoral Fellow

I was a Mitacs Accelerate Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Public Health and Social Policy at the University of Victoria in Victoria, Canada working on intergenerational solidarity and HIV oral history.

Education

2015 - 2020

York University | PhD

I completed my PhD in Philosophy at York University in Toronto, Canada. My dissertation was The Social and Political Dimensions of the Ethics of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) as HIV Prevention Among Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM).

2012 - 2013

Western University | MA 

I completed my Masters of Arts in Philosophy at Western University.

2007 - 2012

University of Manitoba | BA Hons

I completed my Bachelor of Arts, Honours, with a major in Philosophy and a minor in Classical Studies at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. 

Selected Publications 

2022

"The Politics of PrEP: Stigma, Trust, & Solidarity”. In The Routledge Companion to Gender, Sexuality & Culture, edited by Emma Rees.

2022

"From HIV/AIDS to COVID-19: Feminist Bioethics & Pandemics"International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, 15(1).

2021

2020

Selected Presentations 

October 2022

“What is the Role of Solidarity in Public Health Ethics?: A Historical Perspective” with Ana Komparic, American Society for Bioethics & Humanities (ASBH) Conference, Portland, OR.

May 2022

“Institutional Trust Between MSM & Healthcare Providers Around PrEP as HIV Prevention”, Canadian Philosophical Association (CPA), Virtual Conference.

May 2021

“Building Solidarity in Pandemics: COVID-19 & the History of HIV/AIDS”, Canadian Bioethics Society (CBS), Virtual Conference

October 2020

“Understanding the Effects of PrEP on Political Solidarity among MSM: Differences in Sexual Moralities & Intergenerational Views”, American Society for Bioethics & Humanities (ASBH), Virtual Conference.

January 2020

“Demedicalizing PrEP for HIV Prevention: The Social & Political Effects on MSM”, American Philosophical Association (APA) Eastern Division Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
 

May 2019

“Assessing the Risk of PrEP for HIV Prevention: Values & Value Assumptions”, Canadian Bioethics Society (CBS) Conference, Banff, AB.
 

June 2018

“Challenging the Anthropocentrism in the Ethics of Climate Change”, Canadian Philosophical Association (CPA) Conference, Montreal, QC.
 

Selected Awards

2020 - 2021

Mitacs Accelerate Postdoctoral Fellowship

I was awarded a Mitacs Accelerate Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Victoria and the Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) in Vancouver, Canada valued at $30,000.

2019 - 2020

Provost Dissertation Scholarship

I was awarded the Provost Dissertation Scholarship at York University valued at $24,5000.

Grants

2021 - 2023

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Operating Grant ($300,000)

I am a co-applicant with Darrel Tan at the University of Toronto on “The Future of PrEP is Now: A mixed-methods, community-based study to inform equitable & strategic implementation of long-acting PrEP in Canada”.

2021 - 2022

Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) Reach Grant ($15,000)

I am a Co-Applicant with Nathan Lachowsky at the University of Victoria on "HIV In My Day: Destigmatizing HIV through Theatre, Living History, & Storytelling”.

Op-Eds 

May 2021

“HIV survivors’ stories show the loss, resilience & activism of the early years of AIDS pandemic” with Nathan Lachowsky and Ben Klassen in The Conversation Canada, National Post & Vancouver Sun.

June 2020

April 2019

"No one wins in pipeline adventure" with Anna Cooper Reed in Winnipeg Free Press.

Recent Teaching

Summer 2022

Ethics & Biomedicine 

I was a course instructor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Manitoba.

Fall 2021

Health Policy & Health Governance

I was an online course instructor in the School of Public Health and Social Policy at the University of Victoria.

Winter 2019

Ancient Philosophy

I was a course instructor in the Department of Philosophy at York University.