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Kayonne Christy

Master's student

Department of Sociology

University of British Columbia

Gender, Society, and Health

Kayonne is currently a first year sociology masters student at UBC, working under the supervision of Dr. Gerry Veenstra. She completed her undergraduate training at McMaster University, where she received her B.Sc. in the Life Sciences and B.A in the Health Studies. Her research interests exist in the nexus between race, gender, class and health. She is largely interested in the social/structural determinants of health, and the interplay between social and health inequities. She is particularly interested in the use of Black feminist thought to better understand (and address) contemporary racial health inequities. Her masters thesis will use an intersectional framework to explore the unique ways in which racism, sexism and classism coalesce in the Canadian health care system to influence the maternal health outcomes of Black women

Area of Research Expertise
Race; Gender; Class; Maternal health; Black feminism