Sharry Taylor

Research assistant

Sharry Taylor is a high school guidance counsellor and PhD candidate in the Program in Adult Education and Community Development at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. Her work explores the intersection of capitalism and psychiatry as these relate to the well-being of young people. She is interested in how the harms associated with capitalism materialize as emotional distress in young people’s lives, and how adolescent identity is affected when this distress is construed as ‘mental illness.’ Sharry became interested in the co-operative movement because working co-operatively promotes more worker well-being and happiness, something she sees as part of a broader anti-capitalist, pro-human wellness project.