I have over a decade experience working within racialized communities across the greater Toronto area first as a youth programmer, and now as a health researcher doing work across the country. My body of work aims to utilize research as an avenue for sharing the stories and realities of Black, Indigenous and people of colour communities for the improvement of the health and wellbeing of our communities.
My areas of interest include: critical race and class theories, anti-/de-colonial theory, African diasporic and Indigenous community health, HIV/AIDS, public health, social determinants, political economy, sexual and reproductive wellbeing, equity in education, and community-based research.
I am very interested in working with students who have research interests in the areas of the health, education, and the overall wellbeing of Black, Indigenous and people of colour communities, as well as other socially marginalized groups such as sexual minority, precariously housed, and substance using communities.
L. Chambers, R. Jackson, C. Worthington, C. L. Wilson, W. Tharao, N. Greenspan, R. Masching, V. Pierre-Pierre, T. Mbulaheni, M. Amirault, and P. Brownlee. (2018). Dialoguing with the tensions: Decolonizing scoping review Methodologies for literature with and for Indigenous peoples and the African diaspora. The Journal of Critical Qualitative Health Research. 28(2): 175-188
C. Wilson and S. Flicker. (2017). “Let’s Talk About Sex for Money – An exploration of economically motivated relationships amongst young Black Women in Canada.” Gender, Sex, and Sexuality among Contemporary Youth: Generation Sex Sociological Studies of Children and Youth. Emerald Publishing Ltd. (23): 97-119
E. Furman, P. Barata, C. L. Wilson and, T. Fante-Coleman. (2017). "It’s a gap in awareness: Exploring service provision for LGBTQ2S survivors of intimate partner violence in Ontario, Canada. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services. 29 (4): pp. 362-377
C. L. Wilson, S. Flicker, J.P. Restoule and E. Furman. (2016). Narratives of resistance: (Re) Telling the story of the HIV/AIDS movement – Because the lives and legacies of Black, Indigenous, and people of colour communities depend on it. Health Tomorrow: Interdisciplinarity and Internationality Journal. 4(1): 1-35
C. Wilson, V. Oliver, S. Flicker, The Native Youth Sexual Health Network, T. Prentice, R. Jackson, J. Larkin, J.P. Restoule and C. Mitchell. (2016). Culture as HIV Prevention: Indigenous Youth Speak Up! The International Journal of Community Research and Engagement. 9(1): 74 -88
R. Monchalin, S. Flicker, C. Wilson, T. Prentice, V. Oliver, R. Jackson, J. Larkin, C. Mitchell, J.P. Restoule and The Native Youth Sexual Health Network. (2016). When you follow your heart, you provide that path for others: Indigenous Models of Youth HIV Leadership. International Journal of Indigenous Health. 11(1): 135 – 158
C. Wilson and S. Flicker. (2015). “Picturing Transactional Sex: Ethics Challenges and Possibilities.” In A. Gubrium, K. Harper and M. Otanez (editors) Participatory Visual and Digital Research in Action. Left Coast Press. pp. 73 - 86
C. Wilson, S. Flicker., J.P. Restoule. (2015). Beyond the Colonial Divide: Alliance Building Between African Diasporic and Indigenous Communities in HIV Prevention. The Journal of Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education and Society.
V. Oliver, S. Flicker, J. Danforth, E. Konsmo, C. Wilson, R. Jackson, T. Prentice, J. Larkin, J.P. Restoule, and C. Mitchell. (2015). “Women are supposed to be the leaders: Intersections of Gender, Race and Colonization in HIV Prevention with Indigenous young people.” Culture, Health and Sexuality: An International Journal for Research Intervention and Care. pp. 1 - 14.
C. Wilson, Z. Marshall, S. Flicker, S. Nixon, T. Vo, R. Travers, A. McClelland, & D. Proudfoot. (2014). “Condoms and Contradictions: How Queer Youth Labeled with Intellectual Disabilities Navigate Safer Sex Decisions.” Journal of Critical Disability Discourse. 6: 107-139.
S. Flicker, J. Danforth, V. Oliver, E. Konsmo, C. Wilson, R. Jackson, T. Prentice, J. Larkin, J.P. Restoule and C. Mitchell. (2014) “Because we have really unique art: Decolonizing Research with Indigenous Youth Using the Arts.” International Journal of Indigenous Health. 10(1): 16-34
S. Flicker, J. Danforth, E. Konsmo, C. Wilson, V. Oliver, R. Jackson, T. Prentice, J. Larkin, J.P. Restoule, and C. Mitchell. (2014). “Because we are Natives and we stand strong to our pride: Decolonizing HIV Prevention with Aboriginal Youth in Canada Using the Arts.” Canadian Journal of Aboriginal Community-Based HIV/AIDS Research. 5: 4 – 24.
C. Wilson and S. Flicker. (2014). Arts-Based Methods IN D. Cohlan and M. Brydon-Miller (editors) The SAGE Encyclopedia of Action Research. SAGE.
C. Wilson. (2013). “The Impact of the Criminalization of HIV Non-Disclosure on the Health and Human Rights of Black Communities.” Health Tomorrow: Interdisciplinarity and Internationality Journal. 1(1): 110 – 143
A. McClelland, S. Flicker, D. Nepveux, S. Nixon, T. Vo, C. Wilson, Z. Marshall, R. Travers, D. Proudfoot. (2012). “Seeking safer sexual spaces: Queer and trans young people labeled with intellectual disabilities and the paradoxical risks of restriction.” Journal of Homosexuality Special Issue on LGBT health. 6(59): 808-819
Z. Marshall, S. Nixon, D. Nepveux, T. Vo, C. Wilson, S. Flicker, A. McClelland, & D. Proudfoot. (2012). “Navigating risks and professional roles: Research with lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer people with intellectual disabilities.” Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics. 4(7): 20 – 33