I. Alex Abramovich is a Doctoral Candidate at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto.
Alex's research focuses on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, and queer (LGBTQ) youth homelessness and the lack of support available in Canada. Alex’s PhD study investigated the changes that need to be implemented in Toronto’s shelter system in order for it to become safer, more accessible, and more supportive for LGBTQ youth. This study methodologically incorporates the elements of Critical Ethnography, Participatory Research, and Arts-Informed Research.
Other areas of interest include, youth culture, homelessness and the healthcare system, and finding creative ways to shift traditional views of gender and sexuality. Alex is also interested in Digital Storytelling, Film-Based Methods, and Photovoice.