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April 17, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence
Jeffrey P. Aguinaldo

Dr. Jeffrey P. Aguinaldo

Associate Professor

Contact Information
Email: jaguinaldo@wlu.ca
Phone: (519) 884-0710 ext.3031

Office Location: DAWB 5-151
Office Hours: Winter 2014: Monday & Thursday 11:30 12:30 pm
Academic Background

BA (York University), MA (Wilfrid Laurier University), PhD (University of Toronto)

Biography

After attaining a BA and MA in Psychology, I received a PhD in Public Health with specialisation in social and behavioural sciences.  During my doctoral training, I was a research officer at the HIV Social, Behavioural, and Epidemiological Studies Unit at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (University of Toronto).  I joined Wilfrid Laurier University in 2008 after spending a short time as a research assistant at St. Michael's Hospital analysing doctor-patient interactions.  During my research leave in 2010, I served as a visiting scholar at the University of California at Santa Barbara in the Department of Sociology where I pursued research and training in conversation analysis.

Research Interests

Conversation Analysis I am developing a conversation analytic research programme to understand the basic practices and methods for talk-in-interaction and the everyday production of social order.  

Critical Public Health I take a critical approach to public health research and practice.  With an explicit commitment to anti-oppression, I interrogate health scholarship and interventions for the ways they may reinforce social inequalities.

Gay Men's Health Through my collaborations with researchers across Canada, I have investigated health concerns relevant to gay men.  These include sexual health, recreational substance use, harm reduction, and service provision.

Current Projects

Women Aging with HIV/AIDS - I am co-investigator on the (CIHR funded) Women, HIV, and Aging project.  This study aims to bring to the fore the lived experiences of women living with HIV/AIDS.  With a primary focus on multiple marginalised identities, the study seeks to understand how women aging with HIV/AIDS contend with social barriers to social services and health care. 

Address Terms in Conversation - I am currently conducting conversation analytic research to identify the methodical use of address terms in interactions where recipiency and next-speakership are secured (e.g., 'I already said that, Dad!').  Previous research on the interactional uses of address terms in news interviews suggests that interviewees use address terms to disattend the overhearing audience and present answers as genuine and sincere (see Clayman, 2010).  Yet, address terms are often deployed in mundane conversations where there are no such institutional contingencies.  I have presented initial findings at the International Institute for Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis (2013) and International Pragmatics Conference (2013).

Transitional Housing Project - I am co-principal investigator, with Dr. Amrita Ahluwalia (Fife Housing Foundation), in the (CIHR funded) Transitional Housing Project, a multi-site provincial pilot study.  Focussing specifically on transitional housing programmes in Ontario for people living with HIV/AIDS (PHAs), the pilot study aims to understand the individual and structural factors relevant to 'housing readiness,' the range of services and practices that enhance permanent housing among unstably housed PHAs, and the changing needs of PHAs throughout their residency in a transitional housing programme.  This project is a community-university collaboration, with partners in Ottawa, Toronto, Kitchener-Waterloo, and London.  I bring to this project an interest to articulate the politics of disclosure (of HIV status) and the regulatory frameworks that PHAs must navigate in order to secure social services and treatment.  I have presented findings at the Annual Research Conference of the Canadian Association for HIV Resarch (2012, 2014), North American Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit (2013), and Human Rights and Social Justice Issues Today Research Conference (2013), and the Annual Research Conference of the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (2013).

Selected Publications

Aguinaldo, J. P. (2012). The social construction of 'Filipina/o Studies': Youth spaces and subjectivities. In R. S. Coloma, B. McElhinny, E. Tongohan, J. P. Catungal, & L. Davidson (Eds.), Filipinos in Canada: Disturbing invisibility. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.  

Aguinaldo, J. P. (2012). Qualitative analysis in gay men's health research:  Comparing thematic, critical discourse, and conversation analysis. Journal of Homosexuality, 59(6), 765-787.

Greenspan, N. R., Aguinaldo, J. P., Husbands, W., Murray, J., Ho, P., Sutdhibhasilp, N., Cedano, J., Lau, C., Gray, T., & Maharaj, R. (2011). "It's not rocket science, what I do": Self-directed harm reduction strategies among drug using ethno-racially diverse men who have sex with men. International Journal of Drug Policy, 22(1), 56-62.

Hudak, P. L., Gill, V. T., Aguinaldo, J. P., Clark, S. J., & Frankel, R. M. (2010). "I've heard wonderful things about you": How patients compliment surgeons. Sociology of Health & Illness, 32(5), 777-797.

Aguinaldo, J. P., Myers, T., Ryder, K., Haubrich, D. J., Calzavara, L. (2009). Accounts of seroconversion among substance-using gay and bisexual men. Qualitative Health Research, 19(10), 1395-1406.

Myers, T., Allman, D., Xu, K., Remis, R. S., Aguinaldo, J., Burchell, A., Calzavara, L., & Swantee, C. (2009). The prevalence and correlates of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and HIV-HCV co-infection in a community sample of gay and bisexual men. International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 13, 730-739.

Allman, D., Xu, K., Myers, T., Aguinaldo, J., Calzavara, L., Maxwell, J., Burchell, A., & Remis, R. S. (2009). Delayed application of condoms with safer and unsafe sex: factors associated with HIV risk in a community sample of gay and bisexual men. AIDS Care, 21(6), 775-784.

Aguinaldo, J. P. (2008). The social construction of gay oppression as a determinant of gay men's health. Critical Public Health, 18(1), 87-96. 

Aguinaldo, J. P., & Myers, T. (2008). A discursive approach to disinhibition theory: The normalization of unsafe sex among gay men. Qualitative Health Research, 18(2), 167-181.

Myers, T., Worthington, C., Aguinaldo, J. P., Haubrich, D. J., Ryder, K., & Rawson, B. (2007). Impact on HIV test providers of giving a positive test result. AIDS Care, 19(8), 1013-1019.

Myers, T., Aguinaldo, J. P., Dakers, D., Fischer, B., Bullock, S., Millson, P., et al. (2004). How drug using men who have sex with men account for substance use during sexual behaviours: Questioning assumptions of HIV prevention and research. Addiction Research & Theory, 12(3), 213-229.

Teaching

Winter 2014

Introduction to Conversation Analysis

Social Construction of Health, Illness, and Medicine (graduate)