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I. Alex Abramovich   
Toronto, ON
PhD Candidate
University of Toronto, OISE

Role:  Researcher
Area of Work:  Housing, Health, LGBTQ, Youth, Other

I. Alex Abramovich is a Doctoral Candidate in the Adult Education and Community Development program at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. Alex’s research focuses on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, and queer (LGBTQ) youth homelessness in Toronto. Alex is currently investigating the changes that need to be implemented in the Toronto’s shelter system in order for it to become safe, accessible, and supportive of LGBTQ youth who are homeless. Alex’s PhD study methodologically incorporates Arts-informed research, Critical Ethnography, and Participatory research. As an artist, activist, and researcher Alex is interested in the use of Digital Storytelling, photovoice, and filmmaking. For more information on Alex's work, please visit: www.ilona6.com



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Organization/University: University of Toronto, OISE
Department: Adult Education and Community Development
Website: http://www.ilona6.com

Research Interests: 
LGBTQ, youth, homelessness, services, sexuality, gender, homophobia, transphobia, health, housing

Current Research Projects: 
Currently a PhD student. Research focuses on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, and queer (LGBTQ) youth homelessness and the lack of support available in Toronto. Investigating the changes that need to be implemented in the current shelter system in order for it to become safe, accessible, and supportive for LGBTQ youth who are homeless.

Methodological Expertise: 
qualitative research, institutional ethnography, participatory research, arts-informed research, digital storytelling

Homelessness is a current research interest?:  - Yes
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