Julia Gray (PhD) is a playwright, theatre director, performance & cultural theorist, and critical social scientist; currently she is an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, in the Department of Health & Society at UTSC, and a Scientist Associate at The Wilson Centre (UHN). Her work has been recognized by CIHR, SSHRC and Ontario Arts Council, and spans the fine arts, humanities, social sciences, and health sciences to interrogate notions of inclusion related to aging and disability; she aims to bolster senses of belonging by engaging different ways of becoming and knowing through performance and the arts.
Julia has led many research-informed and community-based arts projects, and qualitative and arts-research projects in disability, aging, arts, collaboration, and social justice. She was a 2020-21 Visiting Scholar at Sensorium, a creative research centre embedded in The School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design at York University. She has presented and published across disciplines, and developed an edited collection called “ReView: an anthology of plays committed to social justice” (Brill, 2017). You can find more information at http://www.thejuliagray.ca