Research interests: early childhood education & care, queer theory, critical disability studies, masculinities studies, poststructural theory, inclusion, feminist theory, LGBTQ+ identity, sexuality education, K-12 schooling, queer and trans theory, sociology of childhood and youth.
Description of research: I am a queer, feminist, and interdisciplinary critical scholar, Registered Early Childhood Educator, and Ontario Certified Teacher (K-6), who holds a diverse research platform and interests. Much of my work utilizes queer and poststructural theories to analyze systems of gender and sexuality as it pertains to experiences of children and youth within early years and K-12 school settings. My doctoral research focuses on the construction and regulation of queer intimacies and masculinities within queer men's online spaces. I also conduct research on inclusion within various theoretical frameworks as it relates to both disability and gender and sexuality in K-12 schooling and early years settings. Further research interests include the sociology of childhood and youth studies and socio-cultural constructions of childhood and adolescence.
Accepting graduate students: Fall 2020 (MSc)