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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 




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


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



Selected Presentations 

May 2023

“Learning from Queer Community Responses to Mpox: Solidarity during Public Health 
, Canadian Philosophical Association (CPA), Toronto, ON.

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.


2021 - 2023

Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Connections Grant ($49,434)

I am a Co-Applicant with Laine Halpern Zisman at the University of Victoria on “HIV In My Day”.

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”.


December 2022

"Long-acting injectable PrEP is a big step forward in HIV prevention" with Darrell Tan & Nathan Lachowsky in The Conversation Canada, National Post & Winnipeg Free Press.

May 2021

“HIV survivors’ stories show the loss, resilience & activism of the early years of AIDS pandemic” with Nathan Lachowsky & 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.

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