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Dr. Vicki Chartrand

Associate Professor – Department Chairperson

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 and Adjunct Professor at the University of Ottawa, Criminology Department. Her current research is concerned with three interrelated areas: 1) the historical links between the criminal justice system and settler colonialism and how colonialism is deployed throughout the justice system today; 2) Indigenous grassroots work to address violence against Indigenous women; 3) alternative understandings and practices of justice and accountability embedded in anti-violence and anti-colonial frameworks.…Contact Information and full bio
Phone: 819-822-9600 ext. 2409

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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 and Adjunct Professor at the University of Ottawa, Criminology Department. Her current research is concerned with three interrelated areas: 1) the historical links between the criminal justice system and settler colonialism and how colonialism is deployed throughout the justice system today; 2) Indigenous grassroots work to address violence against Indigenous women; 3) alternative understandings and practices of justice and accountability embedded in anti-violence and anti-colonial frameworks. Dr. Chartrand recently received a Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC) emerging scholars grant to document the initiatives and strategies of Indigenous families and communities of the disappeared and murdered Indigenous women. Other research includes women and prison release, institutional violence, pedagogy and abolition, and prison education. In addition to her research she is the recipient of the 2017/2018 Divisional Teaching Award. She is also the founder and Director of the Centre for Justice Exchange – a collective of academics, students, and individuals who seek to advance more inclusive understandings and practices of justice. She 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. Dr. Chartrand also 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.

Publications

Journal Issues

Lehalle, S., Chartrand, V. and Kilty, J. M. (Eds.) (2016). Special Issue: Prison Education. Journal of Prisoners on Prison, 25(2). http://www.jpp.org/documents/back%20issues/JPP%2025-2.pdf

Journal Articles

Chartrand, V. (2019). Unsettled Times: Indigenous Incarceration and the Links Between Colonialism and the Penitentiary in Canada. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Advance Online. https://www.utpjournals.press/doi/abs/10.3138/cjccj.2018-0029

 Chartrand, V. and Piché, J. (2019). Abolition and Pedagogy: Reflections on Teaching a Course on Alternatives to Penality, State Repression and Social Control. Contemporary Justice Review, 22 (1), 23-42. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10282580.2019.1576129

 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. and Chartrand, V. (2008). Checking Out But Never Leaving: Women, Prison and Community in Colonial Australia. Journal of Prisoners on Prison, 16(2), 84-96. http://www.jpp.org/documents/back%20issues/16-2_toc.pdf

Armstrong, K., Baldry, E. and 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
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/AUJlHRights/2007/28.pdf

Book Chapters

Chartrand, V. and Kilty, J. M. (2017). Corston Principles in Canada: Creating the Carceral Other and Moving Beyond Women in Prison. In L. Moore, P. Scraton and A Wahidin (Eds.), Women’s Imprisonment and the Case for Abolition: Critical Reflections on Corston Ten Years On (pp. 109-128) UK: Routledge. 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 and 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. and Richard, C. (2016). Visualizing Grassroots Justice: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. In D. M. Lavell-Harvard and 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. and Chartrand, V. (2015). Prisoner Subjectivity and Resistance Through Restorative Justice. In R. Ricciardelli and 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

Reports

Chartrand, V. and Lampron, E. (2019). The Centre for Justice Exchange, Bishop’s University. Canadian Criminal Justice Association Justice Actualités-Report, 33(5), 19-20. Co-Author http://www.g251.ca/JusticeReport/slider.php

Chartrand, V. and Petey (2016). Structural Violence in Canada’s Prisons for Women. Canadian Criminal Justice Association Justice Actualités-Report, 31(1), 21-23. Co-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. and 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

Published Conference Proceedings

Chartrand, V. (2015). Normalized Violence: Women and Canadian Penality. In D. Soeiro (Ed), Experiencing Prison 5. UK: InterDisciplinary Press.

News Articles

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. (2009). A Stark and Humbling Business. Quesnel Cariboo Observer, 96(88): A8, 10 July

Media Work

Newsprint Interview. Gibbins, E. How these activists are fighting for the rights of missing and murdered indigenous women across North America. Hello Giggles, 24 April
https://hellogiggles.com/lifestyle/activists-fighting-for-missing-murdered-indigenous-women/

Newsprint Interview. Keith, E. (2019). Community in Corrections: Fostering a sense of belonging can lower likelihood to reoffend. Christian Courier, 11 February http://www.christiancourier.ca/news/entry/community-in-corrections

Newsprint Interview. Connolly, A.  (2019). ‘I don’t understand’: Indigenous advocates question why non-Indigenous offenders in healing lodges. Global News, 9 January https://globalnews.ca/news/4831191/healing-lodge-non-indigenous-offenders/

Televised Interview. Connolly, A. (2019). EXCLUSIVE: White and non-Indigenous offenders made up 11% of those in healing lodges last year, Global News, 8 January https://globalnews.ca/news/4825631/demographic-breakdown-healing-lodges-canada/

Newsprint Interview. Ferreras, J. (2018). Healing lodges – it’s not whether they work, but how well, research shows. Global News, 29 September https://globalnews.ca/news/4491099/healing-lodges-terri-lynne-mcclintic/

Newsprint Interview. Moro, T. (2018). ‘Shock and disappointment’ in Six Nations over Khill not guilty verdict. The Hamilton Spectator, 27 June. https://www.thespec.com/news-story/8700320–shock-and-disappointment-in-six-nations-over-khill-not-guilty-verdict/

Newsprint 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

Live Radio. (2016). PRS Interview with Vicki Chartrand about Prison Letters Project. The Prison Radio Show, CKUT Montreal / McGill Campus Community Radio, 27 May.

Radio Interview. McKenna, K. (2015). Sherbrooke, Quebec, double national average for pot possession charges. CBC News Radio, 30 September. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/sherbrooke-double-national-average-marijuana-1.3249697

Profiled. Millar, E. and Kelly, A. (2014). Canadian University Report: University profiles to help you choose – Bishop’s University, Hotshot Prof, Globe & Mail, 21 October. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/education/university-profiles-to-help-you-choose/article21187051/?page=all

Newsprint Interview. McCully, M. (2014). Bishop’s Set to Commit Sociology. Sherbrooke Record, 3 October.

Radio Interview. (2012). Indigenous Women in Prison. McGill Community Radio Station, 26 August.

Televised Interview. (2012). Quebec vigil honours memories of 3 women murdered in Winnipeg. Aboriginal Program Television Network, 28 June. http://aptn.ca/news/2012/06/28/quebec-vigil-honours-memories-of-3-women-murdered-in-winnipeg/

Newsprint Interview. Obbard, K. (2011). Defence Against Rape. The Fulcrum, 72(11): 8, 29 February. http://thefulcrum.ca/arts/defence-against-rape/

Video Interview. (2010). Quesnel’s Affordable Housing. Video Production, Quesnel: Cinemabear Productions.

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Dr. Steven Cole

Associate Professor

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.…Contact Information and full bio
Phone: 819-822-9600 ext. 2446

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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.

Publications

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).

In Progress

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.”

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Prof. Mario R. J. Corbin

Contract Faculty

B.A. Honours Cultural Anthropology (Concordia University), MPhil Sociology (University College Cork).Mario R. J. Corbin has taught in the Department of Sociology at Bishop’s University since 2016. His teaching interests are in human rights, animal rights and popular culture. His teaching is enriched by his many years of experience in a variety of fields including but not limited to health care, special care counselling and education.…Contact Information and full bio
Phone: 819-822-9600 ext. 2789

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B.A. Honours Cultural Anthropology (Concordia University), MPhil Sociology (University College Cork).

Mario R. J. Corbin has taught in the Department of Sociology at Bishop’s University since 2016. His teaching interests are in human rights, animal rights and popular culture. His teaching is enriched by his many years of experience in a variety of fields including but not limited to health care, special care counselling and education. The latter includes international experience in Canada, The Republic of Ireland and South Korea.

Research

His present research is a critical analysis into the origins, causes, and effects of bullying and harassment in its various forms. From academic institutions to corporations, an examination of the processes required to identify what constitutes bullying and harassment is explored. The latter includes an analysis of the policies and procedures of various private and government institutions and organizations in combating this issue. His research draws from multiple disciplines as different cultural forms of bullying, different institutional responses and tribal behaviours are taken into consideration. A historical perspective is also employed to highlight the fact that contemporary issues have deep roots.

Publications

Book (In Progress – Working Title)

Corbin, Mario R.J. (TBA). Beating The Bully: Academic Mobbing, Harassment, Sexual Assault & What They Don’t Want You to Know! Strategies For Coping & Awareness in a Toxic Work Environment.

Book Chapters

Corbin, Mario R.J. (2010), To Play or Not To Play?  Play in Residential Care.  In Creative Studies in the Caring Profession. Denise Lyons (Ed). Gill & Macmillan. Republic of Ireland. pp. 137-147

Corbin, M.R.J. (2002), Understanding Child Abuse: An Ethnographic Journey. In Stories From Montreal II.  Ed. Tammy Saxton, et al.  Trickster Press: Concordia University.  Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Journal Articles

Corbin, Mario R. J.  (2008), Understanding Culture and Language. In i.t.b. journal (online), (17), pp. 69-78.

Corbin, Mario R. J.  (2007), The Importance of Play. In i.t.b. journal (online), (16), pp. 43 – 53.

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Dr. Mary Ellen Donnan

Associate Professor

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.…Contact Information and full bio
Phone: 819-822-9600 ext. 2410

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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.

Research

Homelessness in Canada’s Urban Centres

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.

Publications

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.

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Prof. Jennifer Ann Fawcett

Contract Faculty

B.A. & M.A Sociology (University College Cork, Ireland).Jennifer Fawcett has been a contract faculty member since 2017, and has been teaching at the college and university level for the past five years. Educated in the interpretivist tradition at UCC, she has a passion for learning about how people experience, share and talk about their lives.…Contact Information and full bio

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B.A. & M.A Sociology (University College Cork, Ireland).

Jennifer Fawcett has been a contract faculty member since 2017, and has been teaching at the college and university level for the past five years. Educated in the interpretivist tradition at UCC, she has a passion for learning about how people experience, share and talk about their lives. She has lived in several different countries after leaving her birthplace of Zimbabwe at age fifteen. Her MA research focused on the experiences of home and exile for immigrants. Her teaching interests are communities, art-making, creativity and storytelling, experiences of place, and deviance. She received the Contract Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, 2017-2018.

Publications

Fawcett, J. A. (2010). The Therapeutic Benefits of Storytelling for Children in Creative Studies for the Caring Professions. Denise Lyons (Ed). Gill & Macmillan.

Fawcett, J. A. (2008) Home and exile: some general themes. The ITB Journal 9(1).

Fawcett, J. A. (2005). One home, two places. An exploration of the relationship between exile and creativity.  University College Cork Dissertation.  UCC, Cork Ireland.

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Dr. Cheryl Gosselin

Full Professor

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.…Contact Information and full bio
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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.

Research

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.

Publications

Book:

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.

Book Chapter:

“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.

Current Book (research in progress):

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.

Journal Articles:

“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).

Book Reviews:

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.

Recent Conference Papers Given:

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.

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Prof. Barbara Hunting

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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.…Contact Information and full bio
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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.

Publications

Recent Conference Papers:

“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

Pedagogic Workshop:

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.

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Dr. Norma Husk

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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.Contact Information and full bio
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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.

Publications

“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.