Kendra Coulter

Associate Professor and Department Chair, 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 

PhD, University of Toronto
BA, Huron University College at 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 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. Dr. Coulter has studied intersectional strategies for improving work in the sector, gender and public policy, and political labour.

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