Dr. Kendra Coulter

Associate Professor, Labour Studies

Chancellor’s Chair for Research Excellence
Fellow, Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics
Member, The Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

Member of the Coordinating Committee of the Canadian Violence Link Coalition

Member of the Government of Ontario’s Provincial Animal Welfare Services Advisory Table

On sabbatical until July 2022

Office: PLZ 331
905-688-5550 x5349
kcoulter@brocku.ca 

Education
PhD, University of Toronto
BA, Huron University College at The University of Western Ontario

Twitter
@DrKendraCoulter

An award-winning author and frequent media commentator, Kendra Coulter’s scholarship focuses on how to improve jobs and work-lives, and create more sustainable and equitable organizations and societies. She is recognized globally as a leading analyst of labour involving animals and is an expert on animal protection work and policy, animals and care work, and horse-human relations and wellbeing. She is known for developing the concept of humane jobs: jobs that benefit both people and animals.

Books Authored

Books Edited

Book Chapters

  • (Forthcoming) “Beyond Interesting to Influential: Looking Forward with Multispecies Organization Studies.” Oxford Handbook of Multispecies Organization Studies. Edited by Lindsay Hamilton and Linda Tallberg. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • (Forthcoming) “(Not) Serving Animals and Aiming Higher: Cultivating Ethical Sustainable Food Businesses and Humane Jobs.” In Animals and Business Ethics. Edited by Natalie Evans. Lead-author, co-written with Josh Milburn. Houndmills: Palgrave Animal Ethics series.
  • 2021. “Love, Loss, and the Future of Horse-Human Relations.” In Dreaming of Pegagus: Equine Imaginings in Memory of Karen Dalke. Edited by Lynda Birke and Harry Wells. Uttoxeter: Victorina Press.
  • (2019) “Horses’ Labour and Work-lives: New Intellectual and Ethical Directions.” In Equine Cultures in Transition: Ethical Questions. Jonna Bornemark, Petra Andersson, and Ulla Ekström von Essen, eds. Milton Park: Routledge.
  • (2018) “The Cultural Politics of Labour in Retail.” In Anti-Unionism in Canada. Stephanie Ross and Larry Savage (eds.). Halifax: Fernwood Press.
  • (2017) “Towards Humane Jobs: Recognizing Gendered and Multispecies Intersections and Possibilities.” In Gender and Climate Change in Rich Countries: Work, Public Policy, and Action, Marjorie Griffin Cohen, ed. London: Routledge. Pp. 167-182.
  • (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) “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. Co-written with William R. Schumann.
  • (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.

Journal Articles

Public Reports