My research broadly deals with structural inequalities in the various institutions that we find ourselves in. Specifically, I look at how health is constructed in various contexts, from the University to the Hospital to the Prison. My research is concerned with the act of care, where care is produced and how these spaces designate care based on the racialized, gendered, and classist prescriptions. In essence, how our notions of care and who gets cared for, both in the medicalized sense as well as it in all kinds of socio-political and geospatial categories are a result of the structural edifications that become ingrained within our world at work. My work is heavily influenced by the connections between institutions as well as by the social and political inequalities that shape how we think about race, class, and gender.
Dr. Nigel Hatton