Associate Professor (Ph.D. University of Western Ontario)
Sociological Specialties/Areas of Interest
- Social theory
- Political sociology
- State theory
- Social movements
Dr. Stanbridge has completed works that explore the impact of national and international political institutions on British and French colonial policies, on British treatment of Catholics in Ireland and Quebec in the eighteenth century, on the post-WWI Åland Islands secessionist movement, and on loyalist and republican Irish movements during the WWI period. Her work has appeared in a variety of academic publications, including: Sociological Quarterly, Nations and Nationalism, Journal of Historical Sociology, Canadian Journal of Sociology. More recently, she has been concerned with mapping the interactions between groups pursuing nationalist claims and the domestic and international political and cultural context within which they are compelled to operate. Her current research is focused on the historical and cultural construction of children and childhood, and their use by political actors. Since moving to the countryside near St. John's, Dr. Stanbridge has become an avid gardener and beachwalker.
- Seeing Politics Differently: An Introduction to Political Sociology. Toronto: Oxford University Press. (Author with Howard Ramos). Forthcoming
- Toleration and State Institutions: British Policy Toward Catholics in Eighteenth-Century Ireland and Quebec. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. (Author)
- "Do nationalists have navels? Where is childhood in nationalism theory?" In T. Harrison and S. Drakulic (Eds.) Against Orthodoxy: Studies in Nationalism Vancouver: UBC Press
- "Framing children in the Newfoundland Confederation Debate, 1948," Canadian Journal of Sociology, Vol. 32.