ACADEMIC PROFILE

Alexandria identifies as a pain sociologist, where her academic inquiry revolves around the social elements of psychological and physiological suffering. Her trauma-informed research is inherently interdisciplinary combining elements of social psychology, medical anthropology, critical psychiatry, and sociological theory. She is a current Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) CGS-M and two-time Dean’s Scholarship (MA, Doctoral) recipient studying at the University of Saskatchewan’s Department of Sociology.

Alexandria received her Sociology Honours (Summa Cum Laude) B.A. from York University in Toronto. With a major focus on medical sociology, she had a minor focus in medical anthropology and was the Blishen-Richmond Award recipient of her graduating class. At YorkU, Alexandria was the sole sociology research assistant in the Infant and Child Mental Health Psychology Lab working under Dr. Yvonne Bohr on a CIHR-funded Inuit youth suicide prevention project – “Making I-SPARX Fly in Nunavut.”

Having been employed in various medical settings prior to attending university, Alexandria previously held the administrative position of “PAWS Your Stress” Program Coordinator for the USask campus (May 2019 to August 2020) - see the program work here. She also currently acts as a graduate research assistant under the supervision of, Dr. Colleen Anne Dell in the Office of One Health & Wellness. Here, she contributes to various research endeavours exploring experiences of pain, as well as the implementation of animal-assisted intervention in institutional settings.

A partial Academic CV is available here, and her current project involvement is available here. More information regarding her research and administrative skills can be found on LinkedIn.

Photo Credit

Above Portraits of Alexandria by the late Vanessa Neufeld



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