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I am an Assistant Professor in the Equity Studies Program at the University of Toronto, where I teach and research in the area of disability studies. I received my Ph.D in 2011 from the Department of Social Justice Education (formerly Sociology and Equity Studies in Education) at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto.

My research and teaching draw on interpretive perspectives in disability studies, cultural studies, critical race and queer theory and feminist epistemology. My forthcoming book, War on Autism: On the Cultural Logic of Normative Violence, analyzes the cultural production of autism and the ideological and material effects of contemporary discourses of autism advocacy. It explores such themes as: neoliberalism, consumerism and autism; biopolitics, race and disability; capacity, vitality and precarity; systemic ableism and normative violence.