Amanda Grenier

Amanda Grenier is a professor in the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto, the Norman and Honey Schipper Chair in Gerontological Social Work, and a senior scientist with Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute. She is an interdisciplinary scholar in the social sciences and has a background in social work and social policy (PhD, McGill University/Université de Montréal; postdoctoral work at Keele University, UK). She has led and participated in provincial, national, and international teams on aging, and she has carried out SSHRC and ESDC funded research on managed care, social constructs of frailty, life course transitions, homelessness among older people, social isolation among low income seniors, and precarious aging. Her research is qualitative and ethnographic, is regularly comprised of narrative interviews and case studies, on-site observations, analysis of policy documents and frameworks, and stakeholder interviews. She is widely published in academic journals on aging and is the author of Transitions and the LifeCourse: Challenging the Constructions of Growing Old (Policy Press/University of Chicago Press). Her forthcoming books include Late Life Homelessness (McGill Queens University Press) and Precarity and Late Life (co-edited; Policy Press). She also runs the network and blog criticalgerontology.com.