Amanda Grenier is a Professor in the Factor Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto. She is also the Norman and Honey Schipper Chair in Gerontological Social Work and a Senior Scientist at the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Hospital.
Dr. Grenier has expertise in social and critical gerontology. Her work explores taken-for-granted assumptions about aging, the ways in which concepts are enacted in policy and practice contexts, and how such frames may or may not ‘fit’ with the experiences of marginalized groups. She draws primarily on qualitative research methods including discourse analysis, ethnography, and narrative interviewing. She has conducted funded research on frailty, aging with a disability, and homelessness and aging. In addition to these topics, she has published on transitions and the lifecourse, and conceptual approaches to aging and late life. She has played a key role in national, international and local research networks on aging, and runs the blog International Network for Critical Gerontology. Her current projects include precarious aging and social isolation among low income seniors.