Sally Chivers (Trent Centre for Aging & Society)


Current Activity
My ongoing research focuses on the cultural politics of disability and aging, especially through literature and film. As Associate Director of Partnership Grant “Imagining Age-Friendly ‘Communities within Communities’: International Promising Practices’ and Affiliate of “Re-Vision: Centre for Art and Social Justice,” I remain committed to the contributions of humanities scholarship can make to large scale interdisciplinary research that is responsive to the needs of an aging population.

Areas of Interest

  • Age-friendly communities
  • Housing (Staying at “home”, retirement homes, assisted living, long term care)
  • Issues that LGBTQ+ people face
  • Isolation
  • Images and representations