Associate Professor, Historical Studies. B.A., M.A., M.Phil. (Waterloo), Ph.D. (York). Cross-listed: Social/Cultural Studies Program.
Dr. Baehre teaches Canadian history, comparative social history (including gender history) and the ethnohistory of Canadian native peoples. His research interests focus on the historical origins and interrelationship of the modern state, i.e., how social and cultural institutions and "power/knowledge" relating to criminal justice, medical care, social welfare, immigration, gender and native policies are interconnected and have shaped present-day western societies.
Assistant Professor, Folklore and Social/Cultural Studies. B.A. (Trent), M.A. (Memorial), Ph.D. (Memorial)
Youth subcultures, popular culture, marginalized communities and nontraditional labouring. Dr. Bodner's recent work has centered on the daily lives of street kids in Toronto and their vernacular survival practices.
Associate Professor, Sociology and Social/Cultural Studies; Chair, Social/Cultural Studies. B.A. Hons. (Mt. St. Vincent), M.A. (Dalhousie), M.Ed., (U.N.B.), Ph.D. (Stirling).
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Dr. Croll's research interests include identity construction, narrative, and gender and trauma, interests central to her recent book, Following Sexual Abuse: A Sociological Interpretation of Identity Re/Formation in Reflexive Therapy (University of Toronto Press). Other research foci include the private/social shaping and sustaining of identity in the face of discrimination and dehumanizing social institutions, as well as technology and society. These areas underpin her current research on the Magdalene Laundries in locales such as Ireland, Australia, and New Brunswick.
Associate Vice-Principal (Research); Associate Professor, Anthropology, Sociology and Social/Cultural Studies. B.A. (Ohio State), M.A. (Windsor), Ph.D. (Carleton). On administrative leave, 2009-2012.
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Rural development dynamics, with special focus on how communications affect development outcomes; modern funeral services industry, how it is changing, who enters the profession and how we can understand the changes in our culture by looking at changes in funeral rituals.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Anthropology, Social/Cultural Studies. M.A. (University of Heidelberg, Germany), Ph.D. (Western)
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Gender, identity and postsocialist transformations in East Germany; memory and representations of the socialist past; reproductive politics; impacts of globalization and neoliberalism.
ON SABBATICAL: JANUARY-APRIL 2013 Associate Professor, Folklore, Anthropology, and Social/Cultural Studies. Invited Faculty in Ethnomusicology, School of Music, St. John's. B.A. (Wilfred Laurier), M.A. (Manitoba), Ph.D. (Indiana).
gesture in women’s storytelling (Zimbabwe and Botswana); the politics of public art (wall mural production in Winnipeg, Manitoba); gendered identity in public and private space (laundry practices in western Newfoundland); and Mennonite identity and expressive behaviour: women's lifestories in Belize and Mexico, the politics of Mennonite religous music and vernacular Low German song, and applied ethnomusicology.
Assistant Professor, Anthropology. B.A., M.Phil., M.A. (Memorial), Ph.D. (McMaster)
Dr. Robinson’s research focuses on the belief systems and socialization processes of the Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq. She is presently working with the Bay St. George Mi’kmaq, conducting ethno-historical research.
PhD Candidate (Memorial University, MA (Folklore) Memorial University 2009, BA(Honours History) St. FX University 2006, BA(Information Systems) St. FX University 2001
I am interested in notions of individual and group identity formulation in relation to martial arts groups and online communities. My PhD. dissertation examines the use of folklore as a tool to empowerment and repression. My most recent work has moved into the area of investigating the multifaceted uses of folklore in fictional writing