Amanda Grenier to Speak at the 2019 Conference on Aging and Social Change

  • 2019-04-10

We are pleased to announce that Amanda Grenier will be speaking at the Aging & Social Change: Ninth Interdisciplinary Conference.

Amanda Grenier is a professor in the Department of Health Aging and Society, the Gilbrea Chair in Aging and Mental Health, and the Director of the Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging at McMaster University, Canada. She is an interdisciplinary scholar in the social sciences and has a background in social work and social policy (PhD, McGill University/Université de Montréal; postdoctoral work at Keele University, UK). She has led and participated in provincial, national, and international teams on aging, and she has carried out SSHRC and ESDC funded research on managed care, social constructs of frailty, life course transitions, homelessness among older people, social isolation among low income seniors, and precarious aging. Her research is qualitative and ethnographic, is regularly comprised of narrative interviews and case studies, on-site observations, analysis of policy documents and frameworks, and stakeholder interviews. She is widely published in academic journals on aging and is the author of Transitions and the LifeCourse: Challenging the Constructions of Growing Old (Policy Press/University of Chicago Press). Her forthcoming books include Late Life Homelessness (McGill Queens University Press) and Precarity and Late Life (co-edited; Policy Press). She also runs the network and blog criticalgerontology.com.

Register for the 2019 conference here.