I have a PhD in Political Science from York University (1996), specializing in Women’s Studies and Political Theory. While at school, I worked as a researcher-reporter at a number of Toronto-based magazines, and after graduating, moved into a variety of writing and editing positions at the national news magazine, Maclean's. Even as a full-time journalist, I kept in touch with the academic world, researching, writing and presenting work on social reproduction feminist theory.
One reason I left my position as Senior Writer at Maclean’s in 2005 to join Laurier Brantford’s then-fledgling journalism program was in order to pursue my growing research interest in childhood and children’s culture. I am now working on a book about the social reproduction of capitalist childhood. I continue to publish work on feminist theory, as well as popular culture, journalistic objectivity and political discourse.
I am currently a member of the revamped Digital Media and Journalism program, and am cross-appointed to Youth and Children’s Studies. I have a Graduate Studies appointment in Social Justice and Community Engagement as well.
My research interests span feminist political economy, the social reproduction of childhood, and public discourse and democracy. I see my scholarly work as an extension of a more general and practical commitment to advancing social justice and democracy.
I am willing to supervise graduate students in the areas of feminist theory, childhood and capitalism, children’s culture, and public discourse.
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