The critique of the notion of ‘successful aging’ coined a while ago by Rowe and Kahn, revolves around these issues of intra-generational (in addition to inter-generational) inequality, whether it is represented in media discourses about later life, or in individuals’ everyday experiences.
Julia Rozanova is an Associate Research Scientist in the Yale AIDS Program at Yale University. She received her BA in Sociology, BA in Economics, and MA in Sociology from Moscow Lomonosov State University, and her PhD in Sociology from the University of Alberta (thesis title “Social engagement of older Canadians: Constraints on choice”). She taught undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Alberta, University of British Columbia, and at Yale University. Her program of research focuses on how experiences of everyday discrimination shape inequalities of aging health within and across societies with implications for unequal access to social participation and self-management among key populations. She has published over 20 peer reviewed articles and a co-edited book on these topics and directed several international research projects in Canada, the United States, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia. Her research has been funded by the Killam Foundation, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, and the National Institutes of Health (USA). She has served as a consultant to WHO in evaluating prison healthcare programs in Kyrgyzstan and their effect on social citizenship.