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

My research focuses primarily on the philosophy of love, especially romantic love. I have additional interests in ethics (especially of AI) and aesthetics (especially philosophy of literature) 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 Pilot Program, and focus group member of the SGS Healthy Labs Recognition Program. I am also the co-founder and former co-chair of both the philosophy department's Mental Health & Disability Caucus (MH&D) and the international MH&D Network.

You can reach me at a.gustafson@mail.utoronto.ca