Christine is an Assistant Professor in Community Health Sciences and a former Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies at the University of Ottawa. Informed by feminist and disability scholarship, Christine's research encompasses two areas:
(1) the politics of care, explored through qualitative studies of attendant services, home care and long-term care; and,
(2) Canadian disability movements, in particular highlighting arts-based and radical mobilizing and the shifting landscape for non-profit disability organizations.
Dr. Kelly’s work is published in journals such as Disability & Society, Journal of Progressive Human Services, Social Politics and Critical Social Policy. She is co-editor of Mobilizing Metaphor: Art, culture and disability activism in Canada (in-press, UBC Press), a collection that considers the role of art and radical organizing in transforming contemporary Canadian disability movements. Christine also authored the book Disability Politics and Care: The Challenge of Direct Funding (2016, UBC Press), which uses the example of an independent living attendant service program to consider what it might mean to incorporate a rejection of care into the core of our theorizing, policies and practices of support.
Drawing on feminist disability studies, Dr. Kelly’s current work considers the intersections of aging and disability, evolving models of home care delivery, and the role of art in embodied social movements. For more information, see www.christinekelly.ca
Dr. Christine Kelly
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University of Manitoba
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