- social justice
- medical anthropology
- stigmatized medical conditions
- research methods
Michelle was raised as a settler, and her research and community work focuses on the ongoing role of settler colonialism and systemic racism that creates racialized disparities in Canada—with an aim to decolonize programs and practices. From the delivery of training to scholarly and artistic outputs, Michelle focuses on high-impact, community-driven, and action oriented projects.
Michelle is the project lead for the Integrated Justice Program. This multi-year project focuses on Truth and Reconciliation Call to Action #34 to deliver frontline supports and services that intervene on the over-representation of Indigenous peoples with disabilities in the justice system. Michelle is a certified Gladue writer leading a one-of-a-kind project that generates team delivered Gladue Reports that impact sentencing in Saskatchewan courts. Michelle’s work appears in academic journals and books as well as popular outlets including The Conversation.