Reimagining Care/Work Policies

Kenya is a PhD student in York University’s Department of Politics, having recently completed her MA at Carleton University’s Institute of Political Economy. Her research interests include the politics of caregiving, everyday activism, and community-based research methods. Her MA research investigated care as an inherently political act, working with mothers and caregivers in Nova Scotia’s childcare deserts, to examine how they coordinate childcare and other caring needs when formal childcare options are sparse or unavailable. She plans to expand upon this project in her doctoral research, monitoring the development and implementation of the Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care Plan for diverse, low-income, and rural families.