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Dr Janna Klostermann

Pronouns: she/her


Contact information

Web presence

Phone number

Office: 403.220.6856


Office: SS934

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Research partners

Graduate and undergraduate students interested in cutting-edge sociological research focused on contemporary work/labour, care and caring, or gender equity. 


Educational Background

PhD Sociology, Carleton University, 2021

MA Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies, Carleton University, 2015

MA Pastoral Studies, Loyola University Chicago, 2011

BA Communication, Roberts Wesleyan College, 2007


Areas of Research

Sociology of Health and Healthcare


  • Feminist sociology
  • Care work, care theory
  • Work and organizational relations
  • Nursing homes (long-term residential care)
  • Qualitative research methods (e.g., narrative, ethnography, arts-based methods)
  • Storytelling and the arts

Participation in university strategic initiatives


Course number Course title Semester
SOCI 601 Sociology of Work and Organizations Winter 2025
SOCI 321 Sociology of Health and Illness Fall 2024
SOCI 403 Topics in Gender Relations - Care Work and Gender Winter 2024
SOCI 393 The Sociology of Work Winter 2024
SOCI 321 Sociology of Health and Ilness Fall 2023
SOC 393 The Sociology of Work Winter 2023
SOC 419.6 Topics in the Sociology of Health and Illness Winter 2023
SOCI 321 Sociology of Health and Illness Fall 2022


Research Funding

Principal Investigator, ‘Care Work Shortages and Shifting Cultural Expectations in Alberta’s Long-term Residential Care Sector: What Can We Learn at the Limits?’ 
SSHRC Insight Development Grant ($69,194), University of Calgary (2023-Present)

Co-Investigator, ‘Imagine Age-Friendly ‘Communities within Communities’: International Promising Practices’
SSHRC Partnership Grant ($2,500,000), PI: Dr. Tamara Daly (2023-Present)

Co-Investigator, ‘Strengthening Care Mobilization in Canada’s Social Welfare State’ 
SSHRC Insight Grant ($187,853), PI: Dr. Laura Funk (2021-Present)

Co-Investigator, ‘Reimagining Care/Work Policies’ Project 
SSHRC Partnership Grant ($2,499,444), PI: Dr. Andrea Doucet (2020-Present)

Collaborator, ‘Victim Services Providers and Vicarious Resilience’
SSHRC Insight Grant, PI: Dr. Ben Roebuck (2021-2023)

Postdoctoral Fellow Award, ‘Imagining Equitable, Sustainable Care Relations’
SSHRC ($90,000), Brock University (2021-2022; declined 2nd year)


  • Governor General’s Gold Medal, 2021
  • University Medal for Outstanding Graduate Work at the Doctoral Level, Carleton University. 2021
  • Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada. 2016