I am an assistant professor in the School of Social Work. My research interests are at the intersections of critical gerontology, bioethics, and health care technology. I’m interested in the social and ethical aspects of technologies that allow caregivers to remotely monitor people in their homes. I also study direct care work and surveillance in nursing homes and assisted living communities. Across projects, I’m often thinking about privacy, autonomy, and decision making about technology use. My training is in social welfare, health services research, and gerontology, and my teaching and research draws from science and technology studies, medical anthropology, and disability studies.
SOC W 576 Contexts of Disability and Anti-Ableist Practice (3)
Engages several areas of social work practice where knowledge about disability as an element of human diversity is needed. Examines disability’s recent socio-political history, models of disability, disability rights and disability justice frameworks. Emphasizes how policies and their implications for practice affect peoples’ daily lives and facilitates critical personal reflection.