Katie Aubrecht, PhD

ORCID: 0000-0002-8948-275X

Areas of Research

Theorizing personhood in dementia care: Intersectional analyses

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  • Aubrecht, K., Kelly, C., & Rice, C. (Eds.). (Forthcoming). The aging/disability nexus. Disability culture and politics series. Vancouver: UBC Press.

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Colonial genealogies of health governing bodies

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Mental health and resiliences projects in higher education

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  • Aubrecht, Katie and Nancy La Monica. (2019). Complexities of survival and resilience. The Canadian Journal of Disability Studies, 8(3).
  • Aubrecht, K. (2019). ‘Nothing but’: University student mental health and the hidden curriculum of academic success. Canadian Journal of Disability Studies, 8(3).
  • Aubrecht, K. & La Monica, N. (2017). (Dis)embodied disclosure in higher education: A co-constructed narrative. Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 47(3), 1-15.
  • Aubrecht, K. (2016). Psy-times: The psycho-politics of resilience in university student life. Intersectionalities: A Global Journal of Social Work Analysis, Research, Polity and Practice (Special Issue: Mad Studies: Intersections with Disability Studies, Social Work and ‘Mental Health’), 5(3), 185-200.
  • Aubrecht, K. (2012). Disability studies and the language of mental illness. Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, 8(2), 31-44.
  • Aubrecht, K. (2012). The ‘new vocabulary’ of resilience and the governance of university ‘student life’. Studies in Social Justice (Special Issue: The Politics of Resilience and Recovery in Mental Health Care), 6(1), 67-83.

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  • Aubrecht, K. & La Monica, N. (Guest Editors). (2019). Survivals, ruptures, resiliences: Perspectives from disability scholarship, art and activism. Canadian Journal of Disability Studies, 8(2).

Book Chapters:

  • Aubrecht, K. (Forthcoming). Family issues: An intersectional analysis of Canadian university policy related to students experiencing displacement, disablement and distress. In L. Steele, P. Weller, & C. Spivakovsky (Eds.), The legacies of institutionalisation: Disability, law and policy in the ‘deinstitutonalised’ community. Hart-Bloomsbury Publishing’s Onati International Series in Law and Society.
  • Titchkosky, T. & Aubrecht, K. (2017). “One in five”: The prevalence problematic in mental illness discourse. In M. Morrow & L. Halinka Malcoe (Eds.), Critical inquiries: Theories and methodologies for social justice in mental health. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
  • Aubrecht, K. & Mackenzie Lay, I. (2016). Solidarity in the solitudes of student life: Contemporary women students discuss life and work in the academy. In E. Whittaker (Ed.), Solitudes of the workplace: Women and universities (pp. 118-135). Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press.
  • Aubrecht, K. (2014). Re-Imagining success: Ordinary orders and university student ‘mental life’. In M. Lynch (Ed.), Reimagining education reform and innovation (pp. 55-76). New York: Peter Lang.
  • Aubrecht, K. (2010). Re-reading the Ontario review of the roots of youth violence report: The relevance of Fanon for a critical disability studies perspective. In G. Sefa Dei & M. Simmons (Eds.), Fanon and education: Thinking through pedagogical possibilities (pp. 55-78). New York: Peter Lang Press.


  • Aubrecht, K. (2012). Surviving success, reconciling resilience: A critical analysis of the appearance of student ‘mental life’ at one Canadian university. Department of Social Justice in Education (formerly Sociology and Equity Studies in Education), Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto.

health & SOCIAL Care policy Research

Journal Article:

  • Sim, M., Lai, J., Aubrecht, K., Cheng, I., Embrett, M., Ghandour, E.K., Saari, M., Highet, M., Liu, R., Pereira, C., Casteli, M., Ouedraogo, S., & Williams-Roberts, H. (2019). CIHR Health System Impact Fellows: Reflections on ‘driving change’ within the health system. International Journal of Health Policy and Management. doi 10.15171/ijhpm.2018.124 (Retrieved from


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