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Sheila Neysmith

Professor Emeritus; B.Sc. McGill University, Montreal, Canada; M.S.W. McGill University, Montreal, Canada; D.S.W. Social Welfare, Columbia University, NYC

Dr. Neysmith’s scholarship focuses on feminist theory and praxis. She is interested in how knowledge is constructed and used in policies, programs and praxis. The substantive area of her research for many years has been the paid and unpaid caring labour done by women. Related to these questions is her ongoing engagement with policy issues that affect women as they age. Her current research and writing examines how ageism impacts social policies and service systems – and thus the quality of women’s lives.