Vulnerable and Vulnerability

Complexities and Conundrums in Discourses About Older People


  • Julia Henderson University of British Columbia
  • Kim Sawchuk Concordia University






Author Biographies

Julia Henderson, University of British Columbia

is newly an Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at University of British Columbia, Canada. From 2019 to 2022 she was a Postdoctoral Fellow with Concordia University’s Ageing in Data Project and, also (in 2022) with McGill University’s Health Centre Research Institute. Her research involves collaborative creation with people with lived experience of dementia. Julia is Vice Chair of NANAS. Her work is published in Theatre Research in CanadaCanadian Theatre ReviewRiDE: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, and ACH.  Julia recently co-guested edited the first special issue of Theatre Research in Canada to address age as an intersectional identity category. She can be reached at

Kim Sawchuk , Concordia University

is a Professor in the Department of Communication Studies, Concordia University, Montreal. She holds a Research Chair in Mobile Media Studies, where her focus is on the experience of aging in a digital, networked societies. She is the Director of the ACTLab, or Aging + Communications + Technologies at Concordia. ( She has been a co-creator on numerous research-creation and action research projects with community organizations in Montreal, led by older adults. Kim currently is the PI on a partnership grant, Aging in Data, a project that explores the datafication of age and aging. She can be reached at


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How to Cite

Henderson, J., and K. Sawchuk. “Vulnerable and Vulnerability: Complexities and Conundrums in Discourses About Older People”. Age, Culture, Humanities: An Interdisciplinary Journal, vol. 6, Sept. 2022, doi:10.7146/ageculturehumanities.v6i.133341.