Former Graduate Student
How do you know Emilia?
I reached out to Dr. Nielsen in August 2020 and am so grateful that she agreed to supervise my M.A. thesis in York University’s Department of Communications and Culture. Working with a health-oriented project and my personal introduction to incorporating research creation into my work, I am indebted to Dr. Nielsen for sharing her extensive cross-disciplinary expertise. Dr. Nielsen brings a high ethics of care and level of attention to the both the research process and her commitments as a supervisor, making working with her invaluable to my journey as an early career researcher.
Since graduating from York, I have had the distinct pleasure of continuing to work with Dr. Nielsen as a Research Assistant on her SSHRC-IDG funded podcast, On Being Ill. I have learned so much through Dr. Nielsen’s’ commitment to engaging a community of thinkers in her research mobilization efforts and deeply appreciate the connections and conversations that have come out of this work.
What have you been working on lately?
I am currently pursing my PhD at Simon Fraser University and am honoured to work with three, soon to be four different research teams across Canada doing work to improve health and well being for disproportionately disadvantaged populations. My SSRCH-CGS funded doctoral research takes an arts-based and participatory approach that turns to community to examine media coverage of lethal force in policing and envision more inclusive and critically embedded reporting standards. In doing this important work, I am grateful to my outstanding committee including Dr. Lyana Patrick, Dr. Paola Ardiles Gamboa, Dr. Krista Stelkia, and Dr. Syrus Marcus Ware, as well as to Dr. Emilia Nielsen, for their ongoing guidance and support.