Jennifer M. Gagnon (PhD, Political Science, University of Minnesota, BA, University of British Columbia) is a sessional lecturer in the School of Journalism, Writing, and Media, Political Science and Vantage College at UBC. Her research is interdisciplinary and embraces a broad range of topics in political theory, classics, disability studies, international relations theory, qualitative methods, feminism, and gender. Her main area of research is in the intersections between ancient political thought and disability studies, especially as concerns gender, inclusion and exclusion, violence, and visible and invisible disabilities.
- “Lessons in Suffering: Greek Tragedy’s Teachings on Disability through Sophocles’ Philoctetes,” New Political Science. Vol. 38, No. 3, 2016.
- “‘We Are Not Anything Alike:’ Marginalization of Health Professionals with Disabilities,” coauthored with: Laura Yvonne Bulk, Adam Easterbrook, Michael Lee, Earlene Roberts, Marlee Groening, Susan Murphy, Parisa Ghanouni, and Tal Jarus, as part of the Inclusive Campus Project, University of British Columbia. Disability and Society, April 2017.
- “Disabled Healthcare Professionals’ Diverse, Individual, Embodied, and Socially Embedded Experiences,” co-author, Advances in Health Sciences Education, September 2019