Janna Klostermann here! I am a feminist writer and sociologist of care, who lives and works in Ottawa Canada on unceded Algonquin territory.
My academic work examines conditions of work/care/life, advancing an emancipatory care politics. I am currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Sociology at Brock University, and a member of the Reimagining Care/Work Policies Project. I recently completed a PhD in Carleton’s Department of Sociology, and was recently awarded a SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship for a project entitled, ‘Imagining Equitable, Sustainable Care Relations in a Post-COVID-19 Canada.’
My work as a playwright, essayist and performer defies feminine, moral conventions, with a focus on my past care work experiences and my embodiment as a 6'3" woman with Marfan syndrome. I am proud that it has been used to ignite conversations in university classrooms and in care organizations. Taking to the page and stage, I have contributed to various storytelling festivals, events and podcasts, and to numerous literary journals, magazines and newspapers.
jklostermann [at] brocku [dot] ca
SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Sociology, Brock University
Adjunct, Department of Sociology, Brock University
Research Affiliate, Spatializing Care Lab, St Francis Xavier University
Graduate Associate, Trent Centre for Aging & Society, Trent University