PhD Student Networking Call


This event is open to non-AAHN members. For more information, please email Andre Rosario.

FOR PhD STUDENTS: Please join us next month on Friday, January 29, 2021, 1pm-2:30pm EST, over Zoom to meet other PhD students interested in the history of nursing. Come for a casual conversation where you can ask each other for advice, recommendations for resources, and more.

Our special guest will be Dr. Karen Flynn, Associate Professor in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies and the Department of African-American Studies Program at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She received her Ph.D. in Women's Studies from York University, Toronto, Ontario, in 2003. Her research interests include migration and travel, Black Canada, health, popular culture, feminist, Diasporic and post-colonial studies. Dr. Flynn’s book Moving Beyond Borders: A History of Black Canadian and Caribbean Women in the Diaspora was published by University of Toronto won the Lavinia L. Dock Award from the American Association of the History of Nursing. She is currently working on a second book project that maps the travel itineraries of young Black EFL teachers across borders.

In addition to her academic work, Dr. Flynn has published numerous editorials in Share, Canada's largest ethnic newspaper, which serves the Black & Caribbean communities in the Greater Metropolitan Toronto area. Dr. Flynn has had op-ed articles in Now Magazine, the Toronto Star, and She was also a freelance writer for Canada Extra, and most recently for where she wrote passionately about contemporary issues considering issues of race, gender, class, sexuality, age, and nation. Dr. Flynn was recently a Dean’s Fellow for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS), a program geared towards strengthening and expanding the cadre of leaders in the College. In 2015, Dr. Flynn was selected as the Conrad Humanities Fellow for LAS for excellence in scholarship.