Kendra Coulter

Associate Professor, Labour Studies

Chancellor’s Chair for Research Excellence
Member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

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, as part of fostering solidaristic and sustainable multispecies societies. She is recognized globally as a path-making analyst of labour involving animals and is an expert on human-horse work, cultures, and politics. Her latest SSHRC-funded research focuses on how to conceptualize, expand, and create what she calls humane jobs: jobs that benefit both people and animals. Considered Canada’s foremost academic expert on retail work and workers, Dr. Coulter has studied gendered and intersectional strategies for improving work in the sector, public policy, and political labour.

Books Authored

Books Edited

Book Chapters

Journal Articles

  • (In Press) “The Compounding Feminization of Animal Cruelty Investigation Work and Its Multispecies Implications.” Gender, Work, and Organization. Co-written with Amy Fitzgerald.
  • (2016) “Humane Jobs: A Political Economic Vision for Interspecies Solidarity and Human–Animal Wellbeing.” Politics and Animals 2(2): 67-77.
  • (In Press) “The Compounding Feminization of Animal Cruelty Investigation Work and Its Multispecies Implications.” Gender, Work, and Organization.
  • (2016) “Towards Humane Jobs: A Political Economic Vision for Interspecies Solidarity and Multispecies Wellbeing.” Politics and Animals 2(2): 67-77.
  • (2016) “Beyond Human to Humane: A Multispecies Analysis of Care Work, Its Repression, and Its Potential.” Studies in Social Justice 5(2).
  • (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.