I'm Alexandra, a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Canada Graduate Scholar and philosophy PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto. 

I work primarily on the phenomenology of love, especially romantic love. I have additional interests in ethics and aesthetics broadly speaking, as well as a growing interest in the philosophy of disability.

Outside of philosophy, I'm a passionate advocate for mental health and disability visibility in academia; I am a former member of the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) Mental Health Advisory Committee, the Faculty of Arts and Science Cultures of Care Network, and the SGS Healthy Labs Recognition Program. I am also the co-founder and former co-chair of the department's Mental Health & Disability Caucus (MH&D).

Alongside Parker Rose (UCLA), I currently co-organize the Mental Health & Disability Network, an expansion of MH&D that connects philosophy graduate students internationally. 

For a link to join the Mental Health & Disability Network Discord server, or with general questions, you can reach me at a.gustafson@mail.utoronto.ca