Members

Altass, Patricia
Institutional Affiliation: University of Guelph
Position: PhD Candidate, College of Social and Applied Sciences
Area of Expertise:

Publications and Research Contributions:
Altass, P., Salguero, A., Wilson, C., & Bergen, A. (2013). Pathways to withdrawal management in Guelph: Experiences of service users. Guelph, ON: Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship. https://dspace.lib.uoguelph.ca/xmlui/handle/10214/8902

Contact Info: Email: paltass@uoguelph.ca

Anton, Wyatt
Institutional Affiliation: University of Calgary
Position: Master’s Student, Department of Sociology

Area of Expertise: Wyatt Anton specializes in critical theory, and his research focuses on the role of material culture in cultivating resistance. His research interests include: Indigenous studies, social organization, postmodernism, post-colonialism/decolonization theory, horse cultures, Latin-American literature and poetry.

Publications and Research Contributions:
Anton, Wyatt. (In progress). Moccasin Tracks: Reading the narrative in traditional Indigenous craft work. Master’s Thesis, Department of Sociology. The University of Calgary. Calgary, Alberta.

Anton, Wyatt. (2015). The Stampede Ranch for Kids: A Case Study, Undergraduate Honour’s Thesis. The University of Calgary. Calgary Alberta.

Contact Info: Email: wyattanton33@yahoo.com

Antonelli, Dr. Fabrizio
Institutional Affiliation: Mount Allison University
Position: Professor, Department of Sociology

Area of Expertise: Research interests include School-to-work transitions for students in secondary schools; teachers’ work and learning practices; and critical pedagogy and democratic learning in the classroom. Current research project, “Small communities in the 21st century: understanding the role of identity and representation in reflecting and shaping the liveability of maritime communities”.
Publications and Research Contributions:
Contact Info: Email: fantonelli@mta.ca

Aquanno, Dr. Scott
Institutional Affiliation: University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Position: Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, University of Ontario Institute of Technology and a Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs at University of Toronto

Area of Expertise: Dr. Scott Aquanno specializes in the areas of economic and social policy, development, inflation and the Central Banking, inequality and social justice, international political economy, and social relations of power. His current research draws on his work at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York as well as his experience in financial markets to examine the evolution of central bank policy during the neoliberal period.

Publications and Research Contributions:
Aquanno, S.M. (2015). Crisis, Continuity, and Learning. Competition and Change, 19(1).

Aquanno, S.M. (2014). Contesting New Monetary Policy. Contributions to Political Economy, 33(1).

Aquanno, S.M. (2014). The Institutional Dimensions of Financial Crisis Management. Contemporary Politics, 20(2).

Contact Info: Email: scott.aquanno@uoit.ca

Bakker, Dr. J.I. (Hans)
Institutional Affiliation: University of Guelph
Position: Professor, Sociology and Anthropology

Area of Expertise: His current research interests include: the impact of Neo-Kantianism on Weber and Simmel, the effects of “patrimonial-prebendalism” on economic and political development, and the importance of civilizational World-views. He is a ” Frisian-Dutch American-Canadian” who has carried out research in India and Indonesia as well as the Netherlands and North America.

Publications and Research Contributions:
Bakker, J. I. (Hans) (ed.) (2015). The Methodology of Political Economy: Studying the Global Rural-Urban Matrix. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books/ Rowman & Littlefield.

Bakker, J. I. (Hans) (ed.) (2016). Rural Sociologists at Work: Candid Accounts of Theory, Method, and Practice. New York: Routledge/ Taylor & Francis.

Bakker, J.I. (Hans). (2010). Interpretivism. Pp. 486-493 in Mills, Albert J., Gabrielle Durepos, and Elden Wiebe (eds.) Encyclopedia of Case Study Research. [Two Volumes, Vol. 1.] Los Angeles, CA.

Contact Info: Email: hbakker@uoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 ext. 53545
Website: http://www.semioticsigns.com/index.htm

Baroud, Jamilee
Institutional Affiliation: University of Ottawa
Position: PhD Candidate, Faculty of Education, concentration in Society, Culture and Literacies.
Area of Expertise:

Publications and Research Contributions:
Nicholas, J., & Baroud, J. (2015). Rethinking ‘students these days’: Feminist pedagogy and the construction of students. In T. Penny Light, J. Nicholas & R. Bondy (Eds.) Feminist Pedagogy in Higher Education: Critical Theory and Practice.

Baroud, J. (2014). Gendered media representations of sexiness and their effects on girls’ educational experiences. Master’s Thesis, Faculty of Education. Lakehead University. Thunder Bay, ON.

Contact Info: Email: jbaro052@uottawa.ca

 

Bogdan, Eva
Institutional Affiliation: University of Alberta
Position: PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology

Area of Expertise: Eva’s current research examines perceptions and responses to flood management in High River, Alberta and, more broadly, how diverse sets of values, viewpoints, and interests are deliberated and decided on in a democratic approach to natural resource management. She has focused on gaining an interdisciplinary understanding of the complexities in which socio-ecological issues are embedded.

Publications and Research Contributions:
Bogdan, E., Rutledge, A., & Yumagulova, L. (accepted). Public engagements in forward-looking recovery efforts following the 2013 floods in High River and Calgary. In G. Marsh (Ed.), Community Engagement in Disaster Management. Routledge.

Braun, J. & Bogdan, E. (2016). Transitioning towards sustainable food and farming: Interactions between learning and practice in community spaces. In C.Z. Levkoe, J. Brady, & C. Anderson (Eds.), Problematizing Food Studies: Transgressing Boundaries through Food and Critical Inquiry. University of Manitoba Press.

Beckie, M. & Bogdan, E. (2010). Planting roots: Urban agriculture for senior immigrants. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development, 1(2), 77 – 89.

Contact Info: Email: ebogdan@ualberta.ca
Website: https://www.evabogdan.ca

Bridi, Robert M.
Institutional Affiliation: York University
Position: PhD Student, Department of Geography (completed)

Area of Expertise: Robert has an interdisciplinary academic background in Geography and Education specializing in political and economic geography, labour studies, globalization, migration, development, research design and field studies, applied statistics, pedagogy, urban education.

Publications and Research Contributions:
Bridi, R. M. (2016). The state, civil society, and the Canadian agricultural biotechnology industry. Human Geography 9 (3): 89-109.

Bridi, R. M. (2015). Migrant workers in Ontario’s tobacco belt: an examination of workplace dynamics. Human Geography 8(1): 54-67.

Bridi, R. M. (2013). Labour control in the tobacco agro-spaces: migrant agricultural workers in South-Western Ontario. Antipode 45(5): 1070-1089.

Contact Info: Email: rmbridi@gmail.com

Bryant, Dr. Toba
Institutional Affiliation: University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Position: Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences

Area of Expertise: Dr. Toba Bryant specializes in the area of health and social policy, including the social determinants of health, welfare state analysis, health and social policy change, and women’s health. She has conducted research on the community quality of life, critical assessment of living and working conditions of vulnerable populations, income-related health inequalities, globalization and the health of Canadians, income and housing as social determinants of women’s health, and the impact of social class, gender and race on health outcomes.

Publications and Research Contributions:
Bryant, T. (2015). Housing. In Pike, I., Richmond, S., Rothman, L., and Macpherson, A.(Eds.), Canadian injury prevention resource: An evidence-informed guide to injury prevention in Canada. Toronto: Parachute.

Raphael, D. and Bryant,T. (2016). Reflections on the UK’s legacy of health inequalities research and policy from a North American perspective. In C. Bambra, K. Smith and S. Hill (Eds.), Health inequalities: Critical perspectives. Oxford, UK:Oxford University Press.

Bryant, T. (2015). Housing as a social determinant of injury. In A. Mapherson and I. Pike (Eds.), Canadian Injury Prevention Resource.

Contact Info: Phone: (905)721-8668 ext 2697
Email: toba.bryant@sympatico.ca
Email: toba.bryant@uoit.ca

Caine, Dr. Ken
Institutional Affiliation: University of Alberta
Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology

Area of Expertise: Dr. Ken Caine explores social practices, power dynamics, and institutional change in the context of environmental governance and natural resource management in the western Arctic of the Canadian North and in other circumpolar regions. His research interests include environmental sociology, critical institutionalism, institutional bricolage, environmental governance, circumpolar natural resource management, cross-cultural communication, and alternative pedagogies. His current research (SSHRC Insight Development Grant) explores how Aboriginal youth within the formal education system in the Northwest Territories understand, express and apply their unique knowledge that is simultaneously derived from Dene knowledge and school-based knowledge, in the context of co-management-based natural resource management.

Publications and Research Contributions:
Caine, Ken J. 2016. Blurring the boundaries of environmentalism: The role of Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society as a boundary organization in northern conservation planning. Rural Sociology, 81(2): 194-223.

Parlee, Brenda and Ken J. Caine (Eds). In press. When the caribou do not come: The social-ecological complexity of community-caribou relations in Canada’s Western Arctic. Vancouver: UBC Press.

Caine, Ken J. In review. Critical Institutionalism in Practice: Re-emergent Indigenous Environmental Governance. International Journal of the Commons.

Contact Info: Phone: (780)492-5853
Email: Ken.Caine@ualberta.ca
Website: https://www.ualberta.ca/arts/about/people-collection/kenneth-caine

Cappiali, Dr. Teresa
Institutional Affiliation: Collegio Carlo Alberto

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Politics and Society

Area of Expertise: Dr. Cappiali has specialized in the area of international migration and immigrant integration with a focus on how political actors respond to migration in Western Democracies. Her research and teaching interests are rooted in the sociology of migration and include: governance of migration, citizenship, migration and refugee studies, politics of migration, political incorporation of immigrants and ethnic minorities, racial and ethnic studies, social movement theories, labor movement theories, human rights studies, critical racial and ethnic studies, post-colonialism and racialization processes, and methods in social science (qualitative and quantitative research).

Publications and Research Contributions:
Cappiali, T. (Forthcoming 2017). Local Actors and Approaches to Integration: What Impact on Immigrants’ Participation? In Tiziana Caponio, Ricard Zapata-Barrero and Peter Scholten (eds.) Handbook Title: Cities of Migration. Palgrave.

Cappiali, T. (2016). Activism of Immigrants in Vulnerable Conditions and Radical-Left Allies: A Case Study of Italy’s Struggle of the Crane. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, DOI:10.1080/1369183X.2016.1169917.

Cappiali, T. (2016). ‘Whoever Decides for You Without You, He is Against You! ’Immigrant Activism and the Role of the Left in Political Racialization. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 40 (6), 969- 987, DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2016.1229487.

Contact Info: Email: teresa.cappiali@carloalberto.org
Website: teresacappiali.org

Corriveau, Marianne
Institutional Affiliation: University of Ottawa, Faculty of Social Sciences
Position: Consultant, Gloss Gilroy Inc.
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Publications and Research Contributions:
Young, Nathan, Marianne Corriveau, Vivian M. Nguyen, Steven Cooke, and Scott G. Hinch. (2016). How do potential knowledge users evaluate new claims about a contested resource? Problems of power and politics in knowledge exchange and mobilization. Journal of Environmental Management: 184. DOI:10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.10.006

Young, Nathan, Vivian M. Nguyen, Marianne Corriveau, Steven J. Cooke, and Scott G.Hinch. 2016. Knowledge users’ perspectives and advice on how to improve knowledge exchange and mobilization in the case of co-managed fishery. Environmental Science and Policy.

Corriveau, M. 2014. A journey through a collective environmental conscience metanarrative: The case of Goletta Verde. Master’s Thesis, Department of Anthropology. The University of Ottawa. Ottawa, Ontario.

Contact Info: Email: marianne.corriveau@gmail.com

Foster, Dr. Karen
Institutional Affiliation: Dalhousie University
Position: Associate Professor (effective July 1st, 2017), Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology; Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Rural Futures for Atlantic Canada

Area of Expertise: Dr. Foster’s research and writing spans the sociology of work, political economy, and historical sociology. Her areas of interest include: economy, work and development, knowledge, science and expertise, political economy, research methods, rural communities, social policy, social statistics, and Atlantic Canada. Her CRC research focuses on the sustainability of rural life in Atlantic Canada, with a particular emphasis on how government policy and everyday life intersect.

Publications and Research Contributions:
Foster, Karen R. (in press, 2017). Work ethic and degrowth in a changing Atlantic Canada. Journal of Political Economy. 24: 633-644.

Foster, Karen R. (2016). Productivity and Prosperity: A Historical Sociology of Productivist Thought. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Foster, Karen R. (2013). Generation, Discourse and Social Change. New York:Routledge.

Contact Info: Email: Karen.Foster@dal.ca

Garni, Dr. Alisa
Institutional Affiliation: Kansas State University
Position: Associate Professor, Sociology

Area of Expertise: Her substantive interests include international development, migration, and social change. Dr. Garni recently examined how historical land tenure patterns affect local development strategies in war-torn and high migration communities in Central America. She is currently studying the relationship between the social organization of work, managerial citizenship behaviors, and immigrant employee wellbeing on U.S. dairy farms. She teaches general sociology as well as international migration, international development, and qualitative research methods.

Publications and Research Contributions:
Garni, Alisa. (Forthcoming). Crafting mass dairy production: Immigration and community in rural America. Rural Sociology.

Garni, Alisa. (2014). Transnational Traders: El Salvador’s Women Couriers in Historical Perspective. Sociological Forum, 29(1).

Garni, Alisa and L. Frank Weyher. (2013). Neoliberal Mystification: Alienation and Crime in El Salvador. Sociological Perspectives, 40(5).

Contact Info: Email: amgarni@ksu.edu

Garusta, Dr.. Tendayi
Institutional Affiliation: University of Fort Hare
Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Sociology

Area of Expertise: Dr. Tendayi has a wide range of research experience in the areas of food security, gender, climate change, Indigenous knowledge, and rural development.

Publications and Research Contributions:
Mahlangu, P.M. & Tendayi C. Garusta. (2014). Application of Indigenous Knowledge Systems in Water Conservation and Management: The Case of Khambashe, Eastern Cape South Africa. Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies 3(4). MCSER Publishing, Rome-Italy. E-ISSN 2281-4612-ISSN 2281-3993

Garusta, Tendayi C. (2014 December). Voicing the voiceless: Transdisciplinarity in Higher learning institutions: The case of the grounding program at the University of Fort Hare. The Journal for Transdisciplinary Research 10(3): 310-322.

Garusta, Tendayi C., V. Duma, F.H Nekhwevha & I.K Davies. (Accepted with minor corrections). Besides imperialism: The role of Non-Governmental Organizations in addressing the needs of Orphaned and Vulnerable Children. KRE: Journal of Social Sciences.

Contact Info: Email: tgarutsa@ufh.ac.za

Gertler, Dr. Michael
Institutional Affiliation: University of Saskatchewan
Position: Associate Professor, Sociology; Fellow, Centre for the Study of Co-operatives; Associate Member, School of Environment and Sustainability

Area of Expertise: Dr. Gertler specializes in the areas of rural sociology, sociology of agriculture, and community and environmental sociology. His research interests include sustainable rural development, co-operatives, organic farming, and organizational and structural changes in agriculture.

Publications and Research Contributions:
Jaffe, J. & Gertler, M. (Forthcoming 2017). Rural Sociology. In K. O. Korgen (Ed.), The Cambridge Handbook of Sociology. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Gertler, M. (2015). Cooperatives. In K. Albala (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Food Studies (pp. 313-317). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Viveros Guzmán, A., and M. Gertler. (2015). Latino farmworkers in Saskatchewan: Language barriers and health and safety. Journal of Agromedicine, 20(3), 341-348.

Contact Info: Email: Michael.Gertler@usask.ca

Hanson, Natasha
Institutional Affiliation: University of Prince Edward Island
Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Area of Expertise: Dr. Hanson’s research interests are migration, livelihood, identity, political economy and globalization. Her doctoral research investigated mobility patterns and decision-making of people within Maritime region communities. As a Postdoctoral Fellow with the On the Move Partnership, Natasha Hanson is researching how truckers operating out of Prince Edward Island are affected by employment-related mobility (and how this has changed over time).

Publications and Research Contributions:
Hanson, Natasha (2013). The Maritimer way? Mobility patterns of a small Maritime city. Doctoral Thesis, Departments of Sociology and Social Anthropology. Dalhousie University. Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Contact Info: Email: nahanson@upei.ca
Email: natasha.hanson@dal.ca

Irwin, Dr. Pamela
Institutional Affiliation: Independent Scholar
Position: Independent Researcher

Area of Expertise: Dr. Irwin’s doctoral thesis explored the person and environment-related contributors to the development of resilience in two cohorts of older women living on their own in a small community in rural Australia. While her thesis focused on older women, she has also contributed to published research on older men and continues to be interested in issues around resilience, aging, gender, and rurality.

Publications and Research Contributions:
Irwin, P. (2016). Children and youth’s biopsychosocial health in the context of energy resource activities. Conference Presentation. June 2016. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Imagining Canada’s Future Knowledge Synthesis: Energy and Resources Forum. Calgary, Canada.

Irwin, P. (2016). The experiences of older Australian farmer couples on relinquishing the family farm to later generations. Conference Presentation. August 2016. XIV World Congress of Rural Sociology. Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario.

Irwin, P. (2016). Exploring the intersectional dynamics between two cohorts of older women living on their own in a small town in rural Australia. Conference Presentation. October 2016. Canadian Association of Gerontology, 45th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting. Montreal, Quebec.

Contact Info: pmiacademic@gmail.com

Jarman, Dr. Jennifer
Institutional Affiliation: Lakehead University
Position: Associate Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies and Sociology

Area of Expertise: Dr. Jarman’s research interests include social change and the law, trends in gender segregation in labour markets and their relationship to inequalities, and the dynamics of post-industrial change in rural areas. She is an active member of the “Resources, Economy and Society” Research Group at Lakehead University, (SSHRC).

Publications and Research Contributions:
Jarman, J. and P. Lambert (eds.) (2017). Exploring Social Inequality in the 21st Century (Routledge), ISBN: 978-1-138-09115-3.

Jarman, J. (2016). Social Inequality and its Consequences in the 21st Century. Contemporary Social Science 11(2-3): 103-112. http://rsa.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/21582041.2016.1254277.

Jarman, J. (2016). What are the Challenges of Economic Transition? Exploring the Consequences of Regional Dynamics and Global Shifts. In Questioning Sociology, Chapter 9, 3rd edition, edited by M. Hird and G. Pavlich, Toronto: Oxford University Press. ISBN-13: 9780199020102

Contact Info: jjarman@lakeheadu.ca

Jobbitt, Dr. Steven
Institutional Affiliation: Lakehead University
Position: Assistant Professor, Acting Graduate Coordinator, Department of History

Area of Expertise: Dr. Jobbitt has published widely on the history of Hungarian geography and identity formation in the twentieth century and is currently researching the resurgence of the radical right in Hungary since 1989. His first book, Fodor Ferenc Önéletírásai [‘The Autobiographical Writings of Ferenc Fodor’], coedited with Róbert Győri, was published in summer 2016.

Publications and Research Contributions:
Győri, R, and S. Jobbitt. (2016). Fodor Ferenc Önéletrajzi Írása/Ferenc Fodor’s Autobiographical Writings, 1939-1956. Budapest: Eötvös Collegium.

Jobbitt, S. (2016). Hungarian Martyrs, Refugees, and the Politics of Anticommunism in Salazar’s Portugal, 1956–1957. Hungarian Cultural Studies 9: 137-164.
doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.5195/ahea.2016.263.

Jobbitt, S. (2015). Fodor’s Field Diary and the Writing of the Hungarian Imperial Self during World War I. CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture, 17.3. (http://dx.doi.org/10.7771/14814374.2719)

Contact Info: sjobbitt@lakeheadu.ca

Jones, Christopher
Institutional Affiliation: Lakehead University
Position: Master’s Student, Department of Sociology (completed).

Area of Expertise: Mr. Jones’ areas of expertise include fly-in, fly-out communities; northern communities; and work patterns.

Publications and Research Contributions:
Jones, Christopher. (2013). Mobile Miners: Work, home, and hazards in Yukon’s mining industry. Master’s Thesis, Sociology. Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON.

Contact Info: Email: cjones4@lakeheadu.ca

Joosse, Dr. Paul
Institutional Affiliation: University of Hong Kong
Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology.

Area of Expertise: Dr. Joosse’s research and teaching interests fall into the realms of criminology, social theory, media studies, and the globalization of social movements. Cross-cutting through these fields is an interest specifically in inspirational leadership and the decentralization processes of organizational hierarchies. His empirical work has examined landowner movements that resist oil and gas extraction, green anarchist movements and ‘ecoterrorism,’ processes of social exclusion and radicalization in the Somali-Canadian diaspora, and the formation of charismatic bonds in new religious movements (colloquially, ‘cults’).

Publications and Research Contributions:
Joosse, Paul. (2018). Countering Trump: Toward a Theory of Charismatic Counter-Roles. Social Forces. doi: 10.1093/sf/soy036

Joosse, P. (2018). Exploring Moral Panic Theory to include the agency of charismatic entrepreneurs. British Journal of Criminology 58(4): 993-1012. doi.10.1093/bjc/azx047

Joosse, P. (2017). Max Weber’s disciples: Theorizing the charismatic aristocracy Sociological Theory 8(1): 35(4) 334-358.

Contact Info: Email: pjoosse@hku.hk
Email: jjoosse@ualberta.ca
Website: https://sociology.hku.hk/people/paul-joosse/

Knecht, Dr. Brigit
Institutional Affiliation: Carleton University
Position: Sessional lecturer, School of Public Policy, School of Journalism and Communications.

Area of Expertise: Brigit holds a PhD in Cultural (Arts) Policy.

Publications and Research Contributions:
Knecht, B. (2010). Performing under pressure: The relationship between government and the arts in Alberta. Doctoral Dissertation. The University of Calgary. Calgary, Alberta.

Knecht, B. (2010). Government imposition of sustainable business practices in the arts: A saving grace?. Stream 3(1).

Contact Info: Email on file is no longer valid, we will update it as soon as we have new contact information.

Krenjicki, Kristina
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Contact Info: Email: kkrenjicki@outlook.com

Looker, Dianne
Institutional Affiliation: Mount St. Vincent University
Position: Professor Emerita, Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Area of Expertise: Dr. Looker was a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in equity and technology, examining issues of how gender, ethnicity, rural-urban, and socio-economic status impact the facility with, and access to, technology. Currently, Dr. Looker is writing a book on rural youth, examining why some youth do or do not move to urban areas while many others remain in their home communities for a host of reasons not well understood by policy-makers and academics.

Publications and Research Contributions:
Looker, D.E., T. Downes. (2011). Factors that influence students’ plans to take computing and information technology subjects in senior secondary school. Computer Science Education 21(2):175.

Looker, D.E. and Ted D. Naylor (Eds.). (2010). Digital Diversity: Youth, Equity, and Information Technology. Waterloo. Wilfred Laurier Press.

Looker, D.E. (2010). Can we get there from here? Regional differences in Canadian rural-urban participation rates in postsecondary education. MESA. Queens University Press, ON.

Contact Info: Email: dianne.looker@msvu.ca

Lyon, Christopher
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Contact Info: Email: chris.lyon77@gmail.com

Mackin, Jennifer
Institutional Affiliation: Association for Independent Researchers
Position: President

Area of Expertise: Advocate for rural policy in federal programming and data collection; community program planning

Contact Info: Email: Jennifer_mackin@hotmail.com

Mandizadza, Shingirai
Institutional Affiliation: University of Alberta
Position: PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology

Area of Expertise: Ms. Mandizadza’s broad research interests include the political economy of rural development, land and natural resources management, resource rights and livelihoods, and gender. Her doctoral research project aims to investigate how land is gendered and how it is central to relations of power that subordinate some women in the context of land reform programs.

Publications and Research Contributions:
Mandizadza, Shingirai. (2008). Governing Shared Resources: Connecting Local Experience to Global Challenges, the Twelfth Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Commons. July 14-18, 2008. Cheltenham, England. http://hdl.handle.net/10535/1411.

Contact Info: Email: mandizad@ualberta.ca

Matthews, Dr. Ralph
Institutional Affiliation: University of British Columbia
Position: Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology

Area of Expertise: Dr. Matthews’ primary research interests focus on the relationship between social change and economic development at a community and regional level, and in assessing the ways in which public policy influences that relationship. Dr. Matthews’ current research focuses primarily around issues of social capital, community resilience, sustainable resource development, blood donation and climate change. He has a broad range of interests including sociology of the environment, social capital, climate change, resource and eco-system management, community resilience and regional development, health and well-being, First Nations, and new institutional analysis.

Publications and Research Contributions:
Cabrera, L.Y., J. Tesluk, M. Chakraborti, R. Mathews, & J. Illes. (2016). Brain matters: From environmental ethics to environmental neuroethics. Environmental Health 15(1): 20.

Mathews, R. (2014). Knowledge in the Wild-from Mad Cows to Alzheimer’s: How knowledge mobilization works. XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology (July 13-19, 2014). Yokohama, Japan.

Illes, J., J. Davidson, & R. Mathews. (2014). Environmental neuroethics: changing the environment-changing the brain: Recommendations submitted to the presidential commission for the study of bioethical issues. Journal of Law and the Biosciences 1(2): 221-223.
Contact Info: Phone: (604) 822-4386
Email: ralph.matthews@ubc.ca

Moore, Dr. Joey
Institutional Affiliation: Douglas College
Position: Sociology Instructor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Area of Expertise: Dr. Moore’s area of expertise includes urban sociology, sociology of home, and social movements.

Publications and Research Contributions:
Anderson, Gillian, Joseph Moore and Laura Suski (eds.) (2016). Sociology of Home: Belonging, Community, and Place in the Canadian Context. Toronto: CSPI.

Moore, Joseph. (2002). Two Struggles Into One? Labour and Environmental Movement Relations and the Challenge to Capitalist Forestry in British Columbia, 1900-2000. Doctoral Dissertation, Department of Sociology. McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.

Contact Info: Phone: (604) 527-5427
Email: jmoore30@douglascollege.ca

Nekhwevha, Dr. Fhulu
Institutional Affiliation: University of Fort Hare
Position: Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Deputy Dean (Teaching, Learning and Community Engagement), Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

Area of Expertise: Dr. Nekhwevha expertise is in the areas of the sociology of education, Indigenous knowledge systems, and the sociology of development.

Publications and Research Contributions:
Nekhwevha F. (1999 November). No matter how long the night, the day is sure to come: Culture and Education Transformation in post-colonial Namibia and post-apartheid South Africa. International Review of Education 45(5-6).

Sayed Y, R. Subrahmanian, C. Soudien, N. Carrim, S. Balgopalan, F. Nekhwevha, & M. Samuel. (2007). Education Exclusion and Inclusion: Policy and Implementation in South Africa and India. DFID Researching the Issues 72.

Garutsa, Tendayi C., and Fhulu H. Nekhwevha. (2016) Labour-burdened women utilising their marginalised indigenous knowledge in food production processes: The case of Khambashe rural households, Eastern Cape, South Africa. South African Review of Sociology 47(4): 106-120.

Contact Info: Email: FNekhwevha@ufh.ac.za

Nguyen, Sonia Pahilanga
Institutional Affiliation: University of Western Ontario
Position: Master’s Candidate, Sociology

Area of Expertise: Sonia’s current research is focused on international students and geographic mobility.

Publications and Research Contributions:
Nguyen, Sonia P. (In Progress). The internal migration of international students in Canada after permanent residency–findings from the Longitudinal Immigrant Database. Masters Thesis, Sociology. University of Western Ontario, London Ontario.

Nguyen, Sonia P. (2017). The interprovincial mobility of international students after permanent residency. Congress Presentation, March 16th. 19th National Metropolis Conference. Montreal, Quebec.

Contact Info: Email: snguye72@uwo.ca

Parkins, Dr. John
Institutional Affiliation:University of Alberta
Position: Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences

Area of Expertise: John Parkins is a professor in the Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. He joined the university in 2007 with teaching and research interests in rural and environmental sociology. His current research addresses the sociology of energy transition in Canada, sustainable agriculture in Alberta, and food security in the global south. John works closely with interdisciplinary teams both nationally and internationally and is committed to publishing with current and former graduate students.

Publications and Research Contributions:
Bassi, E., J.R. Parkins, K. Caine. 2019. Situating emotions in social practices: Empirical insights from animal husbandry in the cow-calf industry. Sociologia Ruralis 59 (2): 275-293.

Parkins, J.R., C. Rollins, S. Anders, L. Comeau. 2018. Predicting intention to adopt solar technology in Canada: The role of knowledge, public engagement, and visibility. Energy Policy, 114: 114-122.

Kaler, A. and J.R. Parkins. 2018. Talking about time: temporality, causality and motivation for international faith-based humanitarian actors in South Sudan. British Journal of Sociology 69(4): 1313-1336.

Contact Info: Phone: (780) 492-3610
Email: jparkins@ualberta.ca
Twitter: @jrparkins

Rakshit, Roopa
Institutional Affiliation: Lakehead University
Position: PhD Student, Faculty of Natural Resources Development

Area of Expertise: Roopa’s research focuses on a multidisciplinary approach to reflect on trajectories between energy systems and social-cultural factors in providing “human-centered” energy transitions in the First Nation communities of northwestern Ontario. The ongoing research study is documenting the socio-cultural and techno-economic transitions, analyzing the interactions and complexities in energy planning and in the Indigenous context. She is interested to understand the motivations and drivers of community energy planning, energy transition impacts, developing tools to enhance energy literacy.

Publications and Research Contributions:
Rakshit, R., B. Beaton, and J. Suggashie. (2017) (In print). Integrating Socio-Cultural Drivers in Community Energy Planning. Strategic Planning for Energy and Environment.

Rakshit, R. (2017). (Accepted and In Progress). Community-owned Sustainable Energy Solutions Leveraging Digital Technologies in a Remote First Nation. The Canadian Journal of Communication.

Rakshit, R. (2017). Energy Transition Preparedness in the Keewaytinook Okimakanak communities. Conference Paper. 2017 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. June 1st. Toronto, Ontario.

Contact Info: Email: rrakshi2@lakeheadu.ca

Rich, Dr. Kyle
Institutional Affiliation: Brock University
Position: Lecturer, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies

Area of Expertise: Mr. Rich is interested in the development, management, and leveraging of sport and exercise programs and events for social change, as well as individual and community development.

Publications and Research Contributions:
Rich, K. A., Nicholson, M., Randle, E., Staley, K., O’Halloran, P., Belski, R., Kappelides, P., & Donaldson, A. (2019). Leisure Constraints and Sport Development for Women in Regional Communities: A Case Study to Inform Participant-Centred Sport Development Initiatives. Leisure Sciences (online first)

Rich, K. A. & Misener, L. (2019). Playing on the periphery: Troubling sport policy, systemic exclusion, and the place of rural sport in Canada. Sport in Society. 22(6), 1005-1024.

Singer, J. N., Shaw, S., Hoeber, L., Walker, N., Rich, K. A., & Agyemang, K. (2019). Critical Conversations About Qualitative Research in Sport Management. Journal of Sport Management. 33(1), 50-63.
Contact Info: Email: krich@brocku.ca

Schutz, Kyle
Institutional Affiliation: University of Calgary
Position: Master’s Student, Department of Political Science
Area of Expertise:
Publications and Research Contributions:
Contact Info: kjschutz@ucalgary.ca

Smith, M.A. (Peggy)
Institutional Affiliation: Lakehead University
Position: Professor Emerita, Faculty of Natural Resources Management

Area of Expertise: Peggy Smith specializes in Indigenous rights and engagement in the natural resource sector. Her research interests include:community forestry, co-management, public participation, natural resource policy and legislation, northern development, forest management planning, and forest certification.

Publications and Research Contributions:

Fuss, G.E., J.W.N. Steenberg, M.L. Weber, M.A. (Peggy) Smith and I.F. Creed. 2018. Governance and geopolitics as drivers of change in the Canadian boreal zone. Environmental Reviews. https://doi.org/10.1139/er-2018-0057.

Rakshit, R., C. Shahi, M.A. (P.) Smith & A. Cornwell. 2018. Bridging Gaps In Energy Planning for First Nation Communities, Strategic Planning for Energy and the Environment 37(3):17-42. DOI: 10.1080/10485236.2018.11958658.

Reo, N.J., K.P. Whyte, D. McGregor, M.A. Smith and J. Jenkins. 2017. Seven principles for Indigenous partnerships in landscape-scale governance. AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples 13(2): 58-68.

Contact Info:
Email: pasmith@lakheadu.ca

Southcott, Dr. Chris
Institutional Affiliation: Lakehead University
Position: Professor, Department of Sociology

Area of Expertise: Dr. Southcott has been involved in community-based research in the circumpolar north for over 26 years. Over the past 12 years, he has successfully led a number of major Canadian and international research initiatives dealing with social and economic development in northern regions. Currently, he is the Principal Investigator for an international project, Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic (ReSDA), with base funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada’s Major Collaborative Research Initiatives program.

Publications and Research Contributions:
Abele, F. and Southcott, C. (eds.). (2016). Care, Cooperation and Activism: Cases from the Northern Social Economy. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press.

Southcott, C. (ed.). (2015). Northern Communities Working Together: The Social Economy of Canada’s North, Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Southcott, C. (2015). Resource Development and Northern Communities – An Introduction. Northern Review 41(1): 3-12. (Guest Editor).

Contact Info: Phone: (807) 343-8349
Email: chris.southcott@lakeheadu.ca

St. Aubin, Zoe
Institutional Affiliation: University of Manitoba
Position: Research Associate, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Area of Expertise: Ms. St. Aubin has extensive experience in mixed methods research, which includes qualitative research. As a freelance research consultant Ms. St. Aubin has worked with various community organizations and government departments implementing program evaluations and community-based research projects. Her graduate research project was entitled “Food consumption experiences in Thompson, Manitoba: A northern narrative”. During this research project Ms. St. Aubin gained advanced skills in survey design and social network analysis, as well as advanced skills in mixed methods research.

Publications and Research Contributions:
St. Aubin, Z. (forthcoming) Report: Best Practices for Housing Tenants with Multiple Barriers: Promoting success through a client-centered approach. Collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Manitoba Office and Manitoba Housing.

St. Aubin, Z. (2016). Report: Manitoba Consumers Experiences with Payday Loans. Public Interest Law Centre. http://www.pubmanitoba.ca/v1/payday_loan_review2016/cac_8_tab_6a_field_research_report_z_aubin.pdf

St. Aubin, Z. (2015). Cultural Homogeneity in Northern Food Environments and the Implications for Newcomers. In M. Baffoe, L. Asimeng-Boahene, & B.C. Ogbuagu (Eds.), Settlers in Transition: Pathways and Roadblocks to Settlement and Citizenship of Newcomers in New Homelands. Ronkonkoma, NY: Linus Learning.

Contact Info: Email: z.staubin@gmail.com
Website: http://zsrc.weebly.com/

Stoddart, Dr. Mark
Institutional Affiliation: Memorial University of Newfoundland
Position: Associate Professor, Department of Sociology

Area of Expertise: Dr. Stoddart`s current research orients around three main areas: relationships between offshore oil and nature-based tourism; the possibilities and limitations for tourism development to contribute to social-ecological wellbeing for coastal communities; and connections between Canadian climate change politics, social movements, and media discourse. His areas of expertise include environmental sociology, political sociology and social movements, and communications and culture.

Publications and Research Contributions:
Ramos, Howard, Mark C.J. Stoddart, and David Chafe. (2016). Assessing the Tangible and Intangible Benefits of Tourism: Perceptions of Economic, Social, and Cultural Impacts in Labrador’s Battle Harbour Historic District. Island Studies Journal 11(1): 209-226.

Stoddart, Mark C.J. and Paula Graham. (2016). Nature, History and Culture as Tourism Attractors: The Double Translation of Insider and Outsider Media. Nature and Culture 11(1): 22-43.

Stoddart, Mark C.J., and Elahe Nezhadhossein (2016). Is Nature-Oriented Tourism a Pro-Environmental Practice? Examining Tourism-Environmentalism Alignments through Discourse Networks and Inter-Sectoral Relationships. Sociological Quarterly 57(3): 544-568.
Contact Info: Phone: (709) 864-8862
Email: mstoddart@mun.ca

Strugut, Dr. Alina
Institutional Affiliation: University of Leipzig
Position: Recent PhD Graduate, Department of Sociology

Area of Expertise: Dr. Strugut’s areas of expertise include sustainability, rural areas, governance, women’s studies, and intersectionality. Her field of study is Global Studies and Sociology.

Publications and Research Contributions:
Regoli, Francesca and Alina Strugut (2013). Le tourisme rural en Europe de l’est: un levier du developpement local?. In Revue POUR. No. 217, March 2013, pp. 125-33.

Strugut, Alina (2008). The Traps of the European Union Governing: Deficits of Normative and Social Legitimacy. In Romanian Journal of European Affairs 8(3).

Strugut, Alina. (2009). Path-Dependency Perspectives on Post-Communist Transformation. Incipient Economic Societies in Poland and Romania. Saarbrücken:VDM Verlag. ISBN: 978-3-639-14245-7.

Contact Info: Email: astrugut@gmail.com

Weiler, Anelyse
Institutional Affiliation: University of Toronto
Position: Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Sociology

Area of Expertise: Labour, Migrant Workers, Sustainable Agriculture, Food Security

Publications and Research Contributions:
Weiler, A. M., McLaughlin, J., & Cole, D. C. (2017). Food security at whose expense? A critique of the Canadian temporary farm labour migration regime and proposals for change. International Migration, 55(4), 48-63.

Weiler, A. M., Levoke, C. Z., & Young, C. (2016). Cultivating equitable ground: Community-based participatory research to connect food movements with migrant farmworkers. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 6(2), 73-87.

Weiler, A. M., Otero, G., & Wittman, H. (2016). Rock stars and bad apples: Moral economies of alternative food networks and precarious farm work regimes. Antipode, 48(4), 1140-1162.

Contact info:
Website: https://anelyseweiler.com
Email: anelyse.weiler@mail.utoronto.ca

Zimmermann, Satenia
Institutional Affiliation: Lakehead University
Position: Ph.D. Candidate, Faculty of Natural Resources Management

Area of Expertise: Satenia’s current research focuses on the impact of natural resource management, in particular, the role of free prior and informed consent (FPIC), on the viability of First Nation communities in northern Ontario. Her research is grounded in the areas of Aboriginal rights; Impact Benefit Agreements; Aboriginal employment; and long-term viability and community well-being, examining the experiences of First Nation communities with both federal and provincial governments, industry representatives and environmental non-government organizations. Her areas of interest include Aboriginal rights, Aboriginal Law, and natural resources development in northern Canada.

Publications and Research Contributions:
Zimmermann, S., P. Smith, and S. Teitelbaum (forthcoming). Defining dual Indigenous citizenship: The right to self-determination and Canadian citizenship. In J. Jarman and K. Foster (Eds.) The right to be rural: Citizenship outside the city.

Zimmermann, S., P. Smith, S. Teitelbaum, C. Southcott, M. St. Arnaud, and J. Jarman. (forthcoming). Working Nation to Nation to adopt the principle of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) in current sustainable forest management policy: Can Ontario lead the way forward?

Zimmermann, S., P. Smith, S. Teitelbaum, C. Southcott, M. St. Arnaud, and J. Jarman. (forthcoming). Reclaiming First Nations’ Lands and Forests: A Northern Ontario Case Study

Contact Info: Email: slzimmer@lakeheadu.ca