Dr. Kendra Coulter
Faculty of Social Sciences
Dr. Kendra Coulter
Office: PLZ 316 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone: 905.688.5550 ext. 5349
PhD, University of Toronto
BA, The University of Western Ontario
I engage in the scholarship of possibility, by building understanding in order to propose proactive solutions and foster progressive change. My work also expands the labour studies lens to include under-explored workers, issues, and ideas. I am currently analysing multispecies labour and what I call animal work -- the work done with, by, and for animals. I continue to conduct cross-cultural research on strategies for improving retail work, considering workers' organizing, public policy, employment practices, and culture. Trained as an anthropologist, all of my scholarship is propelled by an interest in gender and emotions at work, good jobs, anti-poverty work, and how solidarity is conceptualized and practised.
Faculty Member in the MA in Social Justice and Equity Studies
Treasurer of the Canadian Association for Work and Labour Studies
Courses: Fall 2014
LABR/SOCI 2Q95 - Animals at Work
LABR/SOCI/WISE - Women, Work, and Unions
(on sabbatical Winter 2015)
(2014) Revolutionizing Retail: Workers, Political Action, and Social Change. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
(2012) Kendra Coulter and William R. Schumann, eds. Governing Cultures: Anthropological Perspectives on Political Labor, Power, and Government. New York: Palgrave-Macmillan.
(2013) “Horse Power: Gender, Work, and Wealth in Canadian Show Jumping.” In Gender and Equestrian Sports, Miriam Adelman and Jorge Knijnik, eds. Dordrecht: Springer International Publishing. Pp. 165-181.
(2012) “Anti-Poverty Work: Unions, Poor Workers and Collective Action in Canada.” In Rethinking the Politics of Labour in Canada, Stephanie Ross and Larry Savage, eds. Halifax: Fernwood Press. Pp. 159-170.
(2012) Kendra Coulter and William R. Schumann “Government Matters: Intellectual Labor and the Work of Governing.” In Governing Cultures: Anthropological Perspectives on Political Labor, Power, and Government, Kendra Coulter and William R. Schumann, eds. New York: Palgrave-Macmillan.Pp. 1-19.
(2012) “Gendering Government: Political Labor and the Production of Political Culture and Policy.” In Governing Cultures: Anthropological Perspectives on Political Labor, Power, and Government, Kendra Coulter and William R. Schumann, eds. New York: Palgrave-Macmillan. Pp. 137-157.
(2014) “Herds and Hierarchies: Class, Nature, and the Social Construction of Horses in Equestrian Culture.” Society and Animals 22(2): 135-152.
(2013) "Feeling Resistance: Gender and Emotions in Retail Organizing." WorkingUSA: Journal of Labor and Society 16(2): 191-206.
(2013) "Raising Retail: Organizing Retail Workers in Canada and the United States." Labor Studies Journal 38(1): 47-65.
(2012) “Solidarity in Deed: Poor People’s Organizations, Unions, and the Politics of Anti-Poverty Work in Ontario.” Anthropology of Work Review 33(2): 101-112.
(2011) “Unionizing Retail: Learning from Young Women’s Grassroots Organizing in the Greater Toronto Area in the 1990s.” Labour/Le Travail, 67 (Spring): 77-93.
(2010) “The Stubbornness of Hope: Listening to Young Female University Teachers in Cuba.” International Journal of Cuban Studies, 2 (1 & 2): 127-137.
(2009) “Engineering Resistance: Energy Professionals and the 2005 Strike in Neoliberal Ontario.” Just Labour, 13: 1-14.
(2009) “Women, Poverty Policy and the Production of Neoliberal Politics in Ontario, Canada.” Journal of Women, Politics, and Policy, 30(1): 23-45.
(2009) “Deep Neoliberal Integration: The Production of Third Way Politics in Ontario.” Studies in Political Economy, 83: 191-208.
(2009) “Patriarchy at the Pink Palace: Gender and Work Inside the Ontario Legislature.” Atlantis: A Women’s Studies Journal, 34(1): 16-26.
(2007) “Students’ Organisations in Canada and Cuba: A Comparative Study.” Canadian and International Education Journal, 36(1): 62-74.