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Professor, Sociology and MA CAST
Areas of Expertise: Sociology of women and gender; Feminist theory; Psychoanalytic feminism; Transgender theory
Associate Dean PhD Program, Professor (Faculty of Social Work); Academic Integrity Advisor (Waterloo Campus)
Areas of Expertise: Social policy especially welfare policy; Workfare; Poverty; Precarious Labour Market; Single Mothers; Women and Gender; International development, international aid; Non-profit organizations
Biography: Dr. Caragata teaches in the areas social policy and community development. Her doctoral teaching includes epistemology and the production of knowledge. …
Areas of Expertise: gender and crime; Women’s imprisonment; Women's Mental health; Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy
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Associate Professor (Economics) & Director, Laurier Centre for Economic Research & Policy Analysis (LCERPA)
Areas of Expertise: Labour; Gender; Retirement; Policy
Biography: Tammy Schirle is an Associate Professor of Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia in 2006. She graduated from the University of Manitoba with a B.A.(Hons) in Economics in 1999 and completed…
Professor, Graduate Advisor, Sociology
Areas of Expertise: Race/anti-racism; Race and education; Race and securitization; Race gender; Imperialism/War on terror; Racialized youth; Canadian Muslim studies - Muslim youth and identity post 9/11, Islamic schools; Muslim women's studies - Islamic feminism, hijab, identity, representation
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Associate Professor, Psychology
Areas of Expertise: Early word learning; Early mathematics learning; Numeracy and mathematics acquisition; Mathematics education; Longitudinal study of language & mathematics development; Gender differences in cognitive development; LittleCounters
Biography: Joanne Lee is a developmental psychologist specializing in mathematics learning and early childhood education. She joined the Department of Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University in July 2006, after receiving her Ph.D. from the University of…
Areas of Expertise: United States history, particularly 1790-1877; African American history; Histories of California and of the Old Northwest/U.S. Midwest; History of activism, reform movements, and grassroots politics; Race in the United States, especially pre-1900; Rights and Citizenship in the US, especially pre-1900; Women's and gender history; Antislavery and abolition;
Biography: Academic Interests …
Areas of Expertise: Feminist media history; Canadian communication history; Gender and communication; Media and moral regulation; Television and media studies
Biography: My current SSHRC-funded research project investigates three women's magazines appearing in Canada in the early decades of the twentieth century: Canadian Home Journal, Everywoman's World, and Woman's Century. …
Contract Academic Staff
Areas of Expertise: Institutionalized Sexism and Racism; Deviance; Violence; Recidivism and Gender; Fear of Crime; Moral Panics Social Control
Professor; CIGI Chair in Comparative & Social Policy
Areas of Expertise: Comparative Social Politics; Global Social Politics; Gender and Welfare State Restructuring; Political Economy of Care; Industrial and Labour Market Restructuring
Biography: Rianne Mahon holds the CIGI chair in comparative family and social policy at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and the Faculty of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo. Prior to this, she was Professor, School of Public Policy…