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de Bie Alise, PhD Students

Alise de Bie

PhD Students

Graduate Students
School of Social Work


Supervisor: Chris Sinding
Alise's current PhD work within the emerging field of Mad(ness) Studies focuses on Mad epistemology (knowing and knowledge) and pedagogy (teaching and learning), and explores epistemic injustices Mad students face in pedagogical settings and ways Mad, and other forms of social justice, pedagogy can resist and redress them. Methodologically, Alise's work is both autobiographical/conceptual (related to community/peer organizing and community/academic teaching experiences) and based on a series of discrete empirical research projects (related to equity and accessibility in field education, social work assignments, and student-faculty partnerships; community-based research on service users as educators; and Mad student experiences of community-based arts education). 
Alise's prior education includes bachelor's degrees in English and Social Work (BA/BSW, McMaster University), a master’s degree in Environmental Studies (MES, York University), and completion of the PREFER peer support program through the Centre for Building a Culture of Recovery in Toronto.