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Christine Streeter

PhD Student

Degrees:MSW, International and Community Development Specialization (University of Calgary), BSW (King’s University College at Western University)
Office:627 Dunton Tower

About Me:

As a social work PhD Candidate with a specialization in political economy, I am involved in research that explores gender, work and labour, and am committed to improving insecure working conditions for care workers in the social work and social services work sector.

I am currently completing a literature review on labour force strategies in Ontarios long-term care sector. My most recent work includes a report on safety for LGBTQ2+ Older Adults and Workers in Public Services in 2020, published by CUPE and Egale, which can be found here. I have also been involved in ethnographic site studies involving unpaid work in long-term care, as well as identifying and comparing promising practices to support older adults when imagining age-friendly cities.

I share my PhD journey and support other graduate students through a blog called Scholar Culture.

My Research:

My dissertation compares conditions of work and care in the non-profit and social service sector pre-pandemic and during COVID-19 and asks:

How have NPSS sector workers’ experiences and conditions of work been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic-related policies and practices in 2020-21?

And what does this mean for the vulnerable populations they serve?

Research Interests:

Work and Labour; Paid and Unpaid Work; Gender and Work; LGBTQI2S Workers Safety; Feminist Political Economy; Care Work; Community-Academic Research Partnerships; Social Change; Knowledge Mobilization; Research in Social Work; Social Work Education.

Committee Members:

Dr. Susan Braedley (Thesis Supervisor, Social Work, Carleton University)
Dr. Sarah Todd (Social Work, Carleton University
Dr. Celia Haig-Brown (Faculty of Education, York University)