About

Dr. Jen Rinaldi is an Assistant Professor in the Legal Studies program at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. She earned a Doctoral degree in Critical Disability Studies at York University, where she researched how disability diagnostic technologies affect reproductive decision-making. For her Master’s degree in Philosophy at the University of Guelph, her thesis research focused on constitutional protections of same-sex marriage. Currently she engages with narrative and arts-based methodologies to deconstruct eating disorder recovery, and to re-imagine recovery in relation to queer community. Jen also works in collaboration with Recounting Huronia, a SSHRC-funded arts-based collective that explores and stories traumatic histories of institutionalization. Rinaldi is currently the President of the Canadian Disability Studies Association.

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