Katie Aubrecht

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Katie Aubrecht

Associate Professor
Campus Location
Nicholson Tower Rm 619

Dr. Katie Aubrecht is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Canada Research Chair Health Equity and Social Justice at St. Francis Xavier (St.F.X.) University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Her research program analyzes marginality and mental health, rurality and resilience across the life span as health equity and social justice issues. This work draws on social theory, intersectional disability studies, aging studies and interpretive, decolonizing and arts-informed qualitative research methods to analyze disability and care education, policy and practice. As Director of the Spatializing Care: Intersectional Disability Studies Research Lab at St.F.X. Aubrecht leads a participatory arts-informed health research infrastructure that supports and enhances meaningful and ethical community engagement and cross-sectoral collaboration to bridge medical, social and cultural approaches to care. 


PhD Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto

MA York University

BA Honours St. Francis Xavier University


4 Interrelated Streams:

1) DISABILITY AND CARE: intersectional disability studies, aging and disability, dementia, person-centred care, long-term care;

2) MENTAL LIFE: marginality and mental health, university student mental health and illness, university culture;

3) HEALTH STUDIES: health equity, health services and social policy, social determinants of health;

4) SOCIAL JUSTICE THEORIES AND METHODS: critical social theory, community-based research, arts-informed research and pedagogies, postcolonial studies, decolonizing methodologies


All of Dr. Aubrecht's publications can be found at Google Scholar