Dr. Kendra Coulter
Faculty of Social Sciences
Dr. Kendra Coulter
Associate Professor, Centre for Labour Studies
Office: PLZ 316 | Email: email@example.com | Phone: 905.688.5550 ext. 5349
PhD, University of Toronto
BA, The University of Western Ontario
Overall, my scholarship focuses on how to improve work-lives and foster solidaristic, sustainable societies. Situated at the intersections of nature and labour, my current research revolves around the largely under-explored area of animal work; that is, the work done with, by, and for animals. I am beginning a new project focused on conceptualizing, expanding, and creating what I call humane jobs: jobs that are good for people and for animals. Trained as an anthropologist, I continue to be interested in gendered and intersectional strategies for improving retail work and eliminating poverty.
See a profile of my new research in the Toronto Star
Faculty Member in the MA in Social Justice and Equity Studies
Editorial Board Member of Labour/Le Travail
Courses: Fall 2014
LABR/SOCI 2Q95 - Animals at Work
LABR/SOCI/WISE 4P31 - Women, Work, and Unions
On sabbatical Winter/Spring 2015
(Under Review) Animal Work and the Promise of Interspecies Solidarity.
(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.