CSA’s Student Subcommittee (2013-2014):
Elected Chair – Elected Member Representing Western Canada (2013-2015), also part of CSA Executive Committee Katie MacDonald, University of Alberta
Katie MacDonald is a PhD candidate at the University of Alberta in the Sociology department. Her research interests include volunteer abroad in Nicaragua, transnational feminist theory, and qualitative research methodologies. She did her undergraduate degree in interdisciplinary studies at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, NB and has an Interdisciplinary Masters and a Masters of Education, both from York University. Katie is passionate about teaching and learning. As a member for the student concerns sub-committee Katie would like to encourage emphasis not only on practical advice, but also on pedagogy, the status of the university and ideas about community and collaboration.
Elected Member Representing Eastern Canada (2013-2015) Chris Martin, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Chris Martin is a Ph.D. student at Memorial University, Newfoundland. His work focuses on studying tattoo art and the people behind the ink with an interest in discussing the link between marking the skin and the social psychological themes of permanence, identity, art, and meaning. His M.A. thesis Tattooed Minds: Expressing the Self through Shapes and Lines has been published into an article featured in The Public Journal of Semiotics Volume IV, Issue 2 titled “Tattoos as Narratives: Skin and Self.” Chris Martin is a Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies at Memorial University and has also published in Memorial University Department of Sociology’s newsletter Sociology on The Rock. He has been interviewed by the CBC Radio and Waterloo, Ontario’s Exchange Magazine about his research into the art world of tattooing. He is a passionate guitar player and member of St. John’s based rock groups Two Oceans and Vegas Lounge Lizard who regularly play downtown George Street and have each released 2 albums.
Aline Coutinho is a PhD candidate in Sociology at the University of Ottawa. Her main interests are economic sociology, economic anthropology, political economy, identity construction and, most lately, globalization studies. She has published on media and politics (with emphasis on political scandals), Critical Realism and piracy.
Past Subcommitee Chairs
- Jamie Baker (Eastern Student Rep, Memorial Univerity) 2012/13
- Jamie Baker (Eastern Student Rep, Memorial Univerity) 2010/12
- Stella Park (Central Student Rep, University of Toronto) 2009/10
- Stella Park (Central Student Rep, University of Toronto) 2008/09
- Stella Park (Central Student Rep, University of Toronto) 2007/08
- Kelly Greenfield (Eastern Student Rep, Memorial University)