Celeste Pang, PhD
Assistant Professor


Office: EA3147
Email: ncpang@mtroyal.ca


Ph.D. Anthropology
Collaborative Specialization in Sexual Diversity Studies
University of Toronto

M.A. Anthropology
Collaborative Specialization in Aging & the Life Course
University of Toronto

B.A. Honours in Anthropology
Minor in Art History
McGill University

Current Research:

I am a sociocultural and medical anthropologist. My research, education, and community work focus on aging, disability, and care access and equity, with significant focus on 2SLGBTQIA+ issues. My work is grounded in a commitment to examining and challenging cis-heterosexism, ageism, ableism, and other normative social dynamics that impact the communities I come from and work with, and engages closely with critical disability studies, critical gerontology, and queer and trans studies.

My research interests include aging; disability; care; consent and capacity; gender and sexuality; ethics; ethnography; public anthropology; arts-based methods.

Current and recent projects include:

  • “Stranger Than Family: Guardianship and Ethics of Substitution for People Living with Dementia Going it Alone” – PI, funded by the Alzheimer Society Research Program.
  •  “Aging with Affirmation: A Study to Examine the Social Service Experiences and Needs of Older Transgender and Gender Diverse Adults in Canada”- Co-I with PI Hannah Kia, funded by a SSHRC Engage Grant.
  •  “Action through Connection: Promoting LBQ Health in Canada”- Co-PI, funded by the PHAC Intersectoral Action fund.
  •  “Fostering Dialogues: An Arts-Based Action Research Project Imagining Futures of Community-based Care with Homecare Personal Support Workers and LGBTQ Older Adults” – PI, funded by a CIHR Catalyst Grant.


Areas of Teaching:

Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies (WGST 1172)
Global Gender Issues (WGST 2205)
Contemporary Issues in Women’s and Gender Studies: 2SLGBTQI+ Health (WSGT 2207)