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B.S.Sc. & M.A. (University of Ottawa), PhD. (Macquarie University, Sydney)
Dr. Chartrand is Associate Professor in the Sociology Department at Bishop’s University, Québec. She is also Adjunct Professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of Ottawa. Her general research background and interests include penal and carceral politics, modern day colonialism, grassroots justices, and collaborative methodologies. Dr. Chartrand recently received a Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC) emerging scholars grant to collect and document the initiatives and strategies of Indigenous families and communities to address missing and murdered Indigenous women and explore alternative grassroots justices. Her other current research project traces the historical links between penal and colonial logics to understand the incarceration of Indigenous peoples in Canada today. Other research has included pedagogy and abolition, women and prison release, institutional violence, and prison education. Dr. Chartrand has over 15 years of experience working in the non-profit, government, and voluntary sectors. This includes advocating for and with women and children, Indigenous communities, and prisoners. She is the founding member of the Centre of Justice Exchange; a collective of academics, students, and individuals who seek to advance more inclusive justices. Dr. Chartrand is the Prisoner Struggles Editor for the Journal of Prisoners on Prison and sits on the Editorial Boards of the Annual Review of Interdisciplinary Justice Research, Canadian Journal of Criminal Justice, Decolonization of Criminology and Justice, and the Journal of Prisoners on Prison.
Lehalle, S., Chartrand, V. & Kilty, J. M. (Eds.) (2016). Special Issue: Prison Education. Journal of Prisoners on Prison, 25(2). (Co-Author) http://www.jpp.org/documents/back%20issues/JPP%2025-2.pdf
Chartrand, V. & Kilty, J. M. (2017). Corston Principles in Canada: Creating the Carceral Other and Moving Beyond Women in Prison. In L. Moore, P. Scraton & A Wahidin (Eds.), Women’s Imprisonment and the Case for Abolition: Critical Reflections on Corston Ten Years On (pp. 109-128) UK: Routledge. Co-author. http://tees.openrepository.com/tees/handle/10149/620758
Chartrand, V. (2017). Penal Tourism of the Carceral Other as Colonial Narrative. In J. Z. Wilson, S. Hodgkinson, J. Piché & K. Walby (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Prison Tourism (pp. 673-687). London: Palgrave Macmillan UK. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-56135-0_32
Chartrand, V., Abraham, M., Gazan, L., James, C., Osborne, B. & Richard, C. (2016). Visualizing Grassroots Justice: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. In D. M. Lavell-Harvard & J. Brant (Eds.), Forever Loved: Exposing the Hidden Crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada (pp. 255-266). Bradford: Demeter Press. First Author. http://demeterpress.org/books/forever-loved-exposing-the-hidden-crisis-of-missing-and-murdered-indigenous-women-and-girls-in-canada/
Chartrand, V. (2016). Normalized Violence: Women and Canadian Penality. In D. Soeiro (Ed.), Exploring Issues of Confinement: Identity and Control (pp. 23-29). Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press. First Author. http://www.interdisciplinarypress.net/product/exploring-issues-of-confinement-identity-and-control/
Crocker, D. & Chartrand, V. (2015). Prisoner Subjectivity and Resistance Through Restorative Justice. In R. Ricciardelli & K. Maier (Eds.), Imprisonment: Experience, Identity and Practice (pp. 53-79). Oxford: InterDisciplinary Press. Second Author.
Chartrand, V. (2014). Inalienable, Universal and the Right to Punish: Women, Prison and Practices of Freedom. In J. M. Kilty (Ed.), Within the Confines: Women and the Law in Canada (pp. 26-58). Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press. https://womenspress.canadianscholars.ca/books/within-the-confines
Chartrand, V. (Under Review). In through the outdoor: A history of women and penal release in New South Wales, Australia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology.
Chartrand, V. (R&R). Indigenous Incarceration and the Links Between Colonialism and the Penitentiary in Canada. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Chartrand, V. & Piché, J. (Under Review). Abolition and Pedagogy: Reflections on Teaching a Course on Alternatives to Penality, State Repression and Social Control. Criminal Justice Review. First author.
Chartrand, V. (2016). I’m Not Your Carceral Other. Journal of Prisoners on Prison, 25(1), 61-62. http://www.jpp.org/documents/back%20issues/JPP%2025-1.pdf
Chartrand, V. (2015). Landscapes of Violence: Women and Canadian Prisons. Champ pénal/Penal field, VII, 2-20. http://champpenal.revues.org/9158
Chartrand, V. (2014). Penal and Colonial Politics Over Life: Women and Penal Release Schemes in NSW, Australia. Settler Colonial Studies, 4(3), 305-320. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/2201473X.2013.864548
Chartrand, V. (2014). Tears4Justice and the Missing and Murdered Women and Children Across Canada: An Interview with Gladys Radek. Radical Criminology, 3, 113-126. http://journal.radicalcriminology.org/index.php/rc/article/view/25/html
Armstrong, K. & Chartrand, V. (2008). Checking Out But Never Leaving: Women, Prison and Community in Colonial Australia. Journal of Prisoners on Prison, 16(2), 84-96. Co-author. http://www.jpp.org/documents/back%20issues/16-2_toc.pdf
Armstrong, K., Baldry, E. & Chartrand, V (2007). Human Rights Abuses and Discrimination Against Women in the Criminal Justice System in New South Wales. Australian Journal of Human Rights, 12(2), 203-227. Co-author
Chartrand, V. & Petey (2016). Structural Violence in Canada’s Prisons for Women. Canadian Criminal Justice Association Justice Actualités-Report, 31(1), 21-23. First Author. https://www.ccja-acjp.ca/pub/en/justice-report/issue-31-1/#a6
Chartrand, V. (2012). Business as Usual. Canadian Criminal Justice Association Justice Actualités-Report, 27(4), 11. https://www.ccja-acjp.ca/pub/en/justice-report/
Armstrong, K., Baldry, E. & Chartrand, V. (2005). Submission to the NSW Anti-Discrimination Commissioner for an Inquiry into the Discrimination Experienced by Women Within the Criminal Justice System in New South Wales. Sydney: Beyond Bars Alliance Group. Co-author. http://www.sistersinside.com.au/media/NSWADCreport.pdf
Chartrand, V. (2018). Broken System: Why is a quarter of Canada’s prison population Indigenous?. The Conversation, 18 February. https://theconversation.com/broken-system-why-is-a-quarter-of-canadas-prison-population-indigenous-91562
Chartrand, V. (2016). Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Canada and Grassroots Strategies for Change. The Sherbrooke Record, 5 December. https://www.pressreader.com/canada/sherbrooke-record/20161205/281500750872025
Chartrand, V. (2015). Normalized Violence: Women and Canadian Penality. In D. Soeiro (Ed), Experiencing Prison 5. UK: InterDisciplinary Press.
Interview. Moro, T. (2018). ‘Shock and disappointment’ in Six Nations over Khill not guilty verdict. The Hamilton Spectator, 27 June.
Interview. Rivard-Boudreau, É. (2018). L’importance des méthodes traditionnelles de guérison en prison. Radio Canada, 9 April. https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1094136/detenus-autochtones-methodes-traditionnelles-guerison-prison-detention-aines-commission-viens
Interview. (2016). PRS Interview with Vicki Chartrand about Prison Letters Project. The Prison Radio Show, CKUT Montreal / McGill Campus Community Radio, 27 May.
Interview. McKenna, K. (2015). Sherbrooke, Quebec, double national average for pot possession charges. CBC News Radio, 30 September.
Interview. Millar, E. & Kelly, A. (2014). Canadian University Report: University profiles to help you choose – Bishop’s University, Hotshot Prof, Globe & Mail, 21 October.
Interview. McCully, M. (2014). Bishop’s Set to Commit Sociology. Sherbrooke Record, 3 October.
Interview. (2012). Indigenous Women in Prison. McGill Community Radio Station, 26 August.
Interview. (2012). Quebec vigil honours memories of 3 women murdered in Winnipeg. Aboriginal Program Television Network, 28 June.
Interview. Obbard, K. (2011). Defence Against Rape. The Fulcrum, 72(11): 8, 29 February. http://thefulcrum.ca/arts/defence-against-rape/
Interview. (2010). Quesnel’s Affordable Housing. Video Production, Quesnel: Cinemabear Productions.
Chartrand, V. (2009). A Stark and Humbling Business. Quesnel Cariboo Observer, 96(88): A8, 10 July
Witness. Public Inquiry Commission on relation between Indigenous Peoples and certain public services in Quebec: listening reconciliation and progress, Val d’Or QC, 9 April
Witness. Standing Committee on the Status of Women for the study on Indigenous Women in the Federal Justice and Correctional Systems, Ottawa ON, 7 December
Guest Presenter. Stolen Sisters and Indigenous Grassroots Strategies for Change, Senior Academy for Life-long Learning (SALL), Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre, Sherbrooke QC, 9 November
Speaker. Film Screening: Highway of Tears, Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke QC 19 October
Undergraduate Student Publication. Jackson, S. (2016). Rape Culture on University Campuses in Canada: The Power of Privilege. Justice Report, 32(2). /
Undergraduate Student Publication. Pohl, E. (2016). Offenders Deemed Not Criminally Responsible: Fugitives from Justice?. Justice Report, 32(2). https://www.ccja-acjp.ca/pub/en/justice-report/issue-32-2/#a5.
Chartrand, V. (2017). Sisters in Spirit: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Canada and Grassroots Strategies for Change. International Conference on Penal Abolition, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, 26-29 July.
Chartrand, V. (2017). Unsettling Colonial Logics: Indigenous Incarceration and the Links between Settler Colonialism and the Penitentiary in Canada. Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Conference 2017, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 22-24 June.
Chartrand, V. (2017). Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Canada and Grassroots Justice Strategies / Centre of Justice Exchange Art Installation: Representations of Justice. Critical Criminology / Representing Justice: A Joint National Conference of Critical Perspectives: Criminology and Social Justice (Carleton University / University of Ottawa) and the Centre for Interdisciplinary Justice Research (University of Winnipeg), University of Ottawa, Ottawa, 4-5 May.
Chartrand, V. (2016). Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Canada and Grassroots Strategies for Change. National Women’s Studies Association 37th Annual Conference, Montreal, 10-13 November.
Chartrand, V. (2016). Unsettled Times: Tracing Colonial and Penal Logics in Canada. Placing Justice: Critical Perspectives on Space, Justice, Law and Order, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg MB, 9-11 May.
Chartrand, V. (2016). Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Canada. National Association for Ethnic Studies 44th Annual Conference, Resistance: Borders and Power, Social Justice and Community, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 17-19 March.
B.A (Trent) M.A (Queen’s) Ph.D. (University of Alberta)
Dr. Cole, who specializes in sociological theory, joined the department in 2010. His current research develops a Critical Realist reading of Pierre Bourdieu via an empirical analysis of musical “prosumers.” He is currently working on several articles and plans on completing a book, Sound Judgements, over the next three years.
An award winning teacher, Dr. Cole teaches Social theory, the Introduction to Sociology, and Social Problems. His courses aim to simultaneously define and demarcate Sociology as a social science while helping students see their world from a distinctly Sociological Perspective.
Cole, Steven James (forthcoming). “The Prosumer and the Project Studio. The Battle for Distinction in the Field of Music Recording.” Sociology. 45:3 (27 pages).
— — (forthcoming). “Re-examining Baudrillard’s Reality” (Russian Translation). Khora. 22 pages.
— — (2009). “Re-examining Baudrillard’s Reality.” International Journal of Baudrillard Studies. Volume 7:1 (December). 22 pages.
— — (2006). Introduction to the Study of Society: Learners Guide. Norquest College Press. 90 pages.
— — (2006). Book Review. “Solidifying Fragments: Review of Jean Baudrillard’s Fragments.” International Journal of Baudrillard Studies. Volume 3:1 (January).
Cole, Steven. “The Simulation and Disappearance of ‘Real Sound’: An Aural Critique of Jean Baudrillard.” 21 pages.
— — “Prosumers and the end of Commodity Fetishism.”
— — “Bourdieu’s Reflexive Truth and the ‘Vision’ of Reality.
— — “The Space of Sound. Towards an Aural Epistemology.”
— — Book Manuscript. “Sound Judgments: An Aural Critique of Jean Baudrillard.”
B.A. (Saskatchewan), M.A., PhD.(Carleton)
Dr. Donnan has brought the new areas of sustainability, cultural globalization and indigenous societies into the course offerings of Bishop’s Sociology. This is a broad area of study based in a political economy perspective but also drawing from other fields including women’s studies, political geography, post-colonial theory and native studies. Courses that she teaches include: Post Colonial Study; Canadian First Nations; Globalism and Culture; Sustainable Societies; and Advanced Post Colonial Theory. She has published in the areas of gender and academe; social sustainability and the sociology of gender. She is also working on a book: Diversity in Homelessness: A Sustainable, Multi-scalar Strategy for Ending a Canadian Urban Crisis. Dr. Donnan completed her Ph.D. in 2004 and has taught at Bishop’s since 1999.
Dr. Donnan has a chapter, “Making Change: Gender Careers and Citizenship” coming out in a textbook on Gender Relations: Intersectionality and Beyond from Oxford University Press in the spring of 2008. That chapter considers how identities and social structures intersect along lines of gender, sex, colonialist policy, ethnicity, immigration and citizenship to shape patterns of opportunity and reward in Canadian career patterns
Issues of diversity and inclusion also figure prominently in a book Dr. Donnan is writing about homelessness in Canada’s urban centres. The purpose of this book is to advance knowledge about development of long-term, sustainable solutions to the housing crisis in Canada. The strategy for this project involves analysis of patterns of disadvantage which significantly shape the likelihood of becoming homeless. That analysis reveals how the causes of homelessness are structural rather than individual. Key issues addressed are: the scale of social responsibility, responsiveness to diversity including, aboriginal people, recent immigrants, women, single parents, large families, and inclusivity of planning and decision-making processes in the development of housing policy.
Another research project of Dr. Donnan’s centres on the unique housing market for, and needs characteristic of Aboriginals in Winnipeg. While First Nations people constitute less than 10 per cent of Winnipeg’s overall population, they constitute 60 to 70 per cent of the homeless population within that city and face unique problems within their communities. A regional equity framework characterized by a commitment to including aboriginal perspectives within the process of building solutions, and racial equity in the outcome of program development will make this an original response to those problems. Dr. Donnan is doing a case study dealing with all of the housing and shelter challenges of First Nations peoples in Winnipeg with the intention of getting beyond the oversights of the mainstream housing programs which are so clearly not meeting the needs of that particular segment of Winnipeg’s population. The data collection process will involve textual documents, interviews and an active-research consultation process.
Book Manuscript: Dr. Donnan is currently writing a book, Diversity in Homelessness: A Sustainable, Multi-scalar Strategy for Ending a Canadian Urban Crisis, for submission to McGill-Queen’s University Press (2009).
Textbook Chapter: Book chapter, “Making Change: Gender, Careers, and Citizenship” in Gender Relations in Canada: Intersectionality and Beyond by Janet Siltanen and Andrea Doucette. Oxford University Press, 2008.
Published Paper: “Affordable Housing and Social Sustainability in Canadian Cities” International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability. Volume 1, 2005 http://www.sustainability-journal.com
Published Chapter in Book: “Slow Advances: The Academy’s Response to Sexual Assault” in The Madwoman in the Academy: Forty Women Boldly Take on the Ivory Tower. Deborah Keahey and Deborah Schnitzer (Editors), Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2003. [This book won the 2004 Alberta Scholarly Book of the Year Award].
Published Article: “Citizenship is Powerful: Insights from the Parkland Conference” for the Parkland Post, newsletter of the Parkland Institute for Policy Alternatives, University of Alberta, Winter 1999.
Conference Paper: “One Crisis or Many Crises? Regional and Population Diversity in Homelessness” Sixth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organisations, Prato, Italy, July 11-14, 2006.
Conference Paper: “The Importance of Community Diversity in Responding to Homelessness in Canada’s Urban Centres”. Annual Meetings of the Mid-South Sociological Association. Atlanta, Georgia, October 2005.
Conference Paper: “Affordable Housing and Social Sustainability in Canadian Cities” International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability. Honolulu, Hawaii, February 2005.
Conference Paper: “Civic Republicanism and the Perpetuation of Racial, Class and Gender Divides in Ottawa Ontario”. Annual Meetings of the Mid-South Sociological Association. Biloxi, Mississippi, October 2004.
Conference Paper: “Ethics of Social Responsibility in Community versus Government Policy Discourse”. Annual Meetings of the Pacific Sociological Association. San Francisco, California, April 2004.
Conference Paper: “Our Streets: Volunteers in the Struggle against Homelessness in Canada’s National Capital”. Annual Meetings of the Mid-South Sociological Association. Baton Rouge, Louisiana, November 2003.
Conference Paper: “Restoring Citizenship’s Bottom Line: Volunteers Versus Public Policy on Homelessness in Ontario”. Annual Meetings of the Pacific Sociological Association. Vancouver, British Columbia, April 2002.
Conference Paper: “Theorizing the Dynamics of Citizenship and Volunteering” Annual Meetings of the Canadian Sociological Association Meetings, Quebec City, May 2001.
Conference Paper: “International Initiatives of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women” for the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, 34th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association. Bishop’s University and the University of Sherbrooke, May 1999.
Conference Paper: “Child Services in Canada: New Inclusive Responses to a Divisive Issue” International Conference, Mothers and Daughters: Moving into the Next Millennium, York University September 1997.
Conference Paper: “Normalized Absence, Pathologized Presence: Aboriginal Women and Child Services Policies of the Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women”. 9th Annual Research Forum, Sociology Department, University of Alberta October, 1996.
B.A. (Bishop’s), M.A. (Concordia), Ph.D. (Montreal).
Dr. Cheryl Gosselin has been teaching in Sociology, Women’s Studies and Classics, at Bishop’s since 1990. While doing so she completed her Doctoral Thesis in 2003: Vers l’avenir. Quebec Women’s Politics Between 1945 and 1967: Feminist, Maternalist, and Nationalist Links. Her teaching includes Canadian and Quebec Societies, several courses in the area of Social Justice (including race, ethnicity, sexualities, women and globalization and gender), and theory and methodology. Her research interests include Quebec women’s history and feminism, and the documentation of women’s oral histories from the Eastern Townships. She has received several grants for this work from the Eastern Townships Research Centre. Dr. Gosselin also sits on the Board of Directors of the Lennoxville and District Women’s Centre and the Eastern Townships Research Centre.
Dr. Gosselin’s PhD dissertation, entitled VERS L’AVENIR: Québec Women’s Politics Between 1945 and 1967: Feminist, Maternalist and Nationalist Links, focused on the political and social activism of Quebec women. It explored the links between the women’s movement and nationalism in Quebec. The research revealed how women’s groups used the nationalist causes of Quebec’s Quiet Revolution to advance their own gendered interests, such as demanding social and political equality, welfare rights for mothers, and more working opportunities for married women. Far from being incompatible, feminism and nationalism combined to allow women to take part in the social mobilization processes at work during the 1950s and 1960s in Quebec.
Dr. Gosselin’s other areas of research involve the lives of English-speaking women in the Eastern Townships. Using oral testimonies, she is studying the lives of women from the past as well as the present and their work to effect social change to improve women’s status. She has studied the experiences of some of the first female students to graduate from Bishop’s, the working conditions of schoolteachers in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, volunteerism among churchwomen, and the social engagements of local branches of the Women’s Institutes and the Cercles de Fermières. Her most recent project explores how globalization and economic restructuring are affecting the socioeconomic status and well-being of Eastern Townships women.
“Vers l’Avenir: Feminist, Maternalist and Nationalist Ideas in Québec Women’s Organizations, 1945-1967“, forthcoming, McGill-Queen’s University Press in the fall of 2009.
“They Let Their Kids Run Wild: The Policing of Aboriginal Mothering in Québec”, in D. Memee Lavell-Harvard and Jeannette Corbiere Lavell (Eds), Until Our Hearts Are On the Ground: Aboriginal Mothering, Oppression, Resistance and Rebirth, Toronto: Demeter Press, 2006: 196-206.
I have begun a book about the Lennoxville and District Women’s Centre. It explores the 25 year history of the Centre and its role as advocate for English-speaking women’s rights in Québec’s Eastern Townships. The book will consist of interviews with members, a project funded by the ETRC in the summer of 2004, and a content analysis of the Centre’s archives. I plan to expand this into a research project that explores women who are part of minority language groups throughout Canada and how this marginalized status affects their activism.
“Remaking Waves: The Québec Women’s Movement in the 1950s and 1960s”, Canadian Women’s Studies, Accepted and forthcoming in 2007.
With Caroline Viens, “Thinking globally, acting locally: Participation of Anglophone Third Agers in Quebec’s Estrie Region”. Submitted and accepted for publication in upcoming volume of Journal of the Eastern Townships, (JETS).
“Maternal Commitments to the Nation: Maternalist Groups at Work in Québec: 1945-1960”, Journal of The Association for Research on Mothering: Mothering and Feminism, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2, Winter-Summer 2006.
“Assessing the Needs of Rural, Anglophone Women in Québec: The RONA Project”, Canadian Women’s Studies, 24(4), Summer 2005.
“Lennoxville and District Women’s Centre Archives” in Journal of the Eastern Townships, (JETS), no.25, Fall 2004. (not peer reviewed).
With C. Viens, “From the Church Kitchen to the Church Boardroom: Women’s Continuing Quest for Gender Recognition” Journal of the Eastern Townships, Number 16, (Spring 2000).
Reviewer for S’unir pour être plus fort: le Conseil des femmes members de la Chambre de commerce du District de Montréal, 1956-1971, for the Journal of the Canadian Historical Association.
Review of Sev’er, Aysan, Fleeing the House of Horrors: Women Who Have Left Abusive Partners, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2002, Canadian Woman Studies, Vol. 23, nos. 3/4, Spring/Summer, 2004.
with Caroline Viens, “Community Involvement of Anglophone Seniors in the Eastern Townships”, presented at Eastern Townships Research. Centre Conference – Glocal Rural: The Changing Cultural Landscapes of the Eastern Townships, November 3-4, 2006, Bishop’s University, Lennoxville, QC.
“Tools for Life: Helping Young Mothers Break the Cycle of Despair”, presented at the 10th Anniversary Conference of the Association for Research on Mothering, The Mother Lode, October 26-29, 2006York University, Toronto, Ontario
“The Policing of First Nations Mothering by the Québec State: A Case Study”, presented at the 9th Annual Conference of the Association for Research on Mothering, Mothering, Race, Ethnicity, Culture and Class, October 20-23, 2005, York University, Toronto, Ontario.
“This Bridge We Call the Classroom: Our Experiences of Trans-ing Women’s Studies”, presented to the Canadian Association of Women’s Studies at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Western University, London Ontario, May 29-31, 2005.
“Maternal Commitments to the Nation: Maternalists Groups at Work in Québec During the 1950s and 1960s”, presented at the 8th Annual Conference of the Association for Research on Mothering, Mothering and Feminism, October 22-24, 2004 York University, Toronto, Ontario.
“The Inutility of the Wave Concept for Studying the Quebec Women’s Movement in the 1950s”, presented to the Canadian Association of Women’s Studies at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, May 30-June 2, 2004.
“Vers l’avenir: Quebec’s Women’s Politics Between 1945 and 1967: Feminist, Maternalist and Nationalist Links”, presented at the conference Feminism and the Making of Canada: Historical Reflections, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, May 7-9, 2004.
B.A. Bishop’s and M.A. at Concordia.
In the Fall of 2008, Prof. Hunting organized a collaborative project between WOM101a and local Canadian Federation of University Women Grannies as part of the Grandmothers to Grandmothers project for the Stephen Lewis foundation.
Barbara Hunting joined the department in 2006 having recently completed her thesis The Social Challenge of Laptops in the Learning Environment at Concordia University in Montreal. She is presently publishing from this thesis. Her primary pedagogic research interest involves linkages between old and new methodologies of teaching. One part of this research extends to global activities via communications and learning projects. There are political, global, family, and socio-economic fields of research to be considered within this framework of the sociology. Beyond this she is currently examining globalization and its implications for women’s political action around the world. She is also researching the media representation of the hypersexuality of adolescent girls.
“Research Fields Surveyed by Gatekeepers” a paper presented at Rooms of Their Own/Des espaces bien à elles – Women and the Knowledge Economy. May 3, 2007, at the University of Edmonton for the Royal Society of Canada – The Academies of Arts, Sciences and Humanities of Canada (Based on my Master’s research, I presented a paper about gate keeping within the structure of education and how the laptop research is not being written about due to the agenda of the school board. There are global and business implications that have blended themselves into the structure of education due to constrained budgets in this case creating a politics of technology).
“The Social Challenge of Laptops in the Learning Environment” a paper given at Old Kaleidoscopes, New Visions, ANSO Graduate Conference 2006, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, University of British Columbia, April 8-9, 2006
Workshop Participant: The Spirit of Inquiry – Developing Critical Thinking, Creativity and Community. Concordia University, May 14-16, 2007. I attended this conference and participated in several workshops concerning pedagogy as a guest of McGraw-Hill Ryerson.
B.A. Honours (Bishop’s), Ph.D. (McGill)
Dr. Husk has taught Sociology at Bishop’s since 2000. Her teaching interests are in sociology of health and illness, aging, social policy, formal organizations, and quantitative methods. Dr. Husk’s teaching is enriched by her many years of experience as a Registered Nurse working in the Canadian and Quebec health care systems.
“Men’s Resistance to Women’s Education: The Personal is Political” Canadian Woman Studies, Winter 1998: Volume 17, Number 4:104-111.
“Info-Santé: A Brief History of Telephone Health Care Consultation in the Eastern Townships”, 2009, JETS (34), 77-86.