Associate Professor (MA and Ph.D., Ontario Institute for Studies in Education)
Research InterestsGender, Feminism, Narrative, Culture, Straification, Labour
Contact InformationPh: 709-864-8158
My research has explored the lives, experiences, and labour of working class women and men in mid- to late-20th century Newfoundland and Labrador – fish plant workers, craft teachers and domestic servants for example. My questions have focused on relations of power and the intersection of gender and class within and across those relations in the lives of women, men, workers, employers, elite, and working class. I have taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in sociology, including introductory sociology, advanced undergraduate and graduate courses on gender and society, and graduate courses in feminist theory and analysis.
Creating This Place: Women, Family and Class in St. John’s, 1900-1950. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s Press. (Co-editor)
Weather's Edge: A Compendium of Women's Lives in Newfoundland and Labrador. St. John's, Killick Press. (Co-editor)
“Below Stairs: Domestic Service in Twentieth Century St. John’s.” In Creating This Place: Women, Family and Class in St. John’s, 1900-1950. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014.
Narratives at Work: Women, Men, Unionization and the Fashioning of Identities. St. John's: ISER. (Author)
“In Whose Interests?: Women Organizing on the St. John’s Waterfront, 1948.” Journal of Historical Sociology 22 (1) 2009: 108-144.
“‘It was a woman’s job, I ‘spose. Pickin’ dirt outa berries’: Negotiating Gender, Work and Wages at Job Brothers, 1940-1950.” Newfoundland and Labrador Studies 2 (2). St. John’s: Memorial University of Newfoundland: 185-213.
Feminist Qualitative Research Methods: Special issue of Resources for Feminist Research/Documentation sur la Recherche Féministe , vol. 28. (Co-editor)
“‘The Way to a New Newfoundland': The Early Work of the Jubilee Guilds of Newfoundland." In Gale Burford (Ed.) Ties That Bind: An Anthology of Social Work and Social Welfare in Newfoundland and Labrador. St. John's: Jesperson Publishing.http://www.ucs.mun.ca/~lcullum/Site_3/Welcome.html