B.A. (Calgary), Ph.D. (McGill)
Office: Lady Eaton College S112
Phone: (705) 748-1011, Ext.7950
Sally Chivers is Full Professor of Gender & Social Justice and English as well as a Founding Executive Member and Past Director of the Trent Centre for Aging & Society. She was honoured with the 2021 Distinguished Research Award in recognition of her prolific scholarship and international reputation as a leader in the interdisciplinary fields of age and disability studies, health humanities, and cultural gerontology.
Her research focuses on the hidden or ignored contributions of older adults and people with disabilities, especially those who too often get pushed outside the frame. Specifically, she studies the cultural politics of aging and disability, especially within film and literature.
Selected publications (to 2021):
“‘With Friends Like These’: Unpacking Panicked Metaphors for Population Ageing.” Societies 11.3 (2021): 69. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/soc11030069.
'Your own guilty story’: Rethinking Care Relations through David Chariandy’s Soucouyant. Canadian Literature. 239 (2019): 108-124. DOI 10.14288/cl.v0i239.191363
“How we rely on older adults, especially during the coronavirus pandemic” The Conversation. July 30, 2020.
“Aging Together and Apart: From the Pivot to the Pirouette” Synapsis. July 29, 2020
Care Home Stories: Aging, Disability and Long-Term Residential Care. Bielefeld: Verlag Transcript, 2017. Selected for “Knowledge Unlatched,” a competitive Open Access Publication program. Co- edited with Ulla Kriebernegg
The Silvering Screen: Old Age and Disability in Cinema. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011.
The Problem Body: Projecting Disability on Film. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2010. Re-released in paperback, 2015. co-edited with Nicole Markotić
From Old Woman to Older Women: Contemporary Culture and Women’s Narratives. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2003.