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Professor, Dept of Sociology and Social Studies, University of Regina

I am a community engaged scholar with research that spans national and international borders. It frequently engages with feminist and Indigenous rights.

Here today, Gone tomorrow: Public Transportation and Vulnerabilities in Rural and Remote Canada is the title of the Knowledge Synthesis Grant I received in 2021 with a team of researchers from across Canada. I am a SSHRC Insight Grant holder with a study on the Indian residential school Settlement Agreement, called Reconciling Perspectives and Building Public Memory: Learning from the Independent Assessment Process. I have worked on SSHRC grants regarding Indigenous practices in Saskatchewan and Chile and Indigenous knowledge and intersectionality.

From 2016-2018 I was the President of the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women, a national feminist research organization. I am currently the President Elect of the Canadian Assoc. for the Study of Adult Education.

I also work on community-based research on public transportation (buses) and labour union education. In 2019 I was first author on a book published by Fernwood, Cracking Labour's Glass Ceiling: Transforming lives through women's union education.

My scholarship critically links teaching, learning, research, and community engagement. Prior to my position in sociology, I worked in the field of adult education.

Experience

  • 2020–2021
    Professor, Sociology and social studies
  • 2010–2020
    Associate professor, Adult education and HRD Unit

Education

  • 2010 
    UBC, PhD Educational Studies

Grants and Contracts

  • 2021
    Here today, Gone tomorrow: Public Transportation and Vulnerabilities in Rural and Remote Canada
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
  • 2017
    Reconciling perspectives: Learning from the Independent Assessment Process
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
  • 2012
    Intergenerational learning in Indigenous Textile Communities of Practice
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Professional Memberships

  • Canadian Research Inst for the Advancement of Women
  • Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education

Honours

Global Citizen Award (2016); Canada 125 Medal