Janna Klostermann is a feminist writer and researcher. She is a PhD candidate in Carleton's Department of Sociology and Anthropology (Ottawa, Canada) and a visiting fellow in Maastricht's Department of Literature and Art (Netherlands).
As a feminist care scholar, she understands care as a social and political practice - not an individual, moral one. Seeking to tell new stories about the limits of care, she writes about ambivalence, good-enough care, and people who walk away from care or family responsibilities. Her experiences as a former care provider and 'cared-for' deeply shape her academic and artistic work to reimagine and reorganize care. While Klostermann's work focuses on the politics of care, she also examines visual artists' work and social histories of AIDS activism.
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