Dr. Kendra Coulter
Faculty of Social Sciences
Dr. Kendra Coulter
Associate Professor, Centre for Labour Studies
Office: PLZ 331 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone: 905.688.5550 ext. 5349
PhD, University of Toronto
BA, The University of Western Ontario
An award-winning author and frequent media commentator, Kendra Coulter's scholarship focuses on how to improve jobs and work-lives, as part of fostering solidaristic, sustainable societies. She is a path-making analyst of labour involving animals, and her latest SSHRC-funded research focuses on how to conceptualize, expand, and create what she calls humane jobs: jobs that are good for both people and animals. Recognized as Canada's foremost academic expert on retail workers, Dr. Coulter continues to study gendered and intersectional strategies for improving work in the sector. She is leading a team that is examining gender and pay in retail, and this project is funded by a grant from the Ontario Pay Equity Commission.
Editorial Board Member of Labour/Le Travail
Courses: Fall 2015-Winter 2016
2Q95 Animals at Work | 3P06 Class and Culture
3P91 Labour Studies Theory and Methods | 4P31 Women, Work, and Unions
(2016) Animals, Work, and the Promise of Interspecies Solidarity. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
(2014) Revolutionizing Retail: Workers, Political Action, and Social Change. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Winner of the Canadian Association for Work and Labour Studies Book Prize, 2015.
(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.