I am researching ethical subject formation in care as a Ph.D. student in Carleton University's Department of Sociology and Anthropology and as a research assistant with the AIDS Activist History Project.

As a Ph.D. student, I am bringing together and evaluating recent scholarship on care, including research on care as labour/work, on the feminist ethics of care, and on carers/recipients’ experiences. I am developing a framework for exploring care in all its ethical and social – as well as gendered, raced and classed – glory. As a member of the AAHP, I am currently curating an exhibition on the radical work of activist ethnographer George W. Smith. I also recently co-curated “Positive Sex: Eroticizing safer sex practices in Canada in the 1980s and 1990s."

I hold an M.A. in Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies from Carleton University (Ottawa, ON), an M.A. in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University Chicago (Chicago, IL), and a B.A. in Communication from Roberts Wesleyan College (Rochester, NY). I also dabble in poetry and comedy.

research interests

feminist ethics of care; critical moral ethnography; race, class and gender in care; ethical subject formation; writing studies; critical literacy studies; contemporary art practices; experimental ethnographies (e.g., memoir, poetry, performance)

jannaklostermann [at] gmail [dot] com