Dr. Barbara Parker

Associate Professor
Graduate Coordinator

Phone Number: 
+1 (807) 343-8792
Office Location: 
RB 2043
Academic Qualifications: 

PhD, Sociology, Charles Sturt University, Australia

MA, Sociology with Specialization in Women’s Studies, Lakehead University

BA, Sociology, University of Manitoba


At the undergraduate level, I teach the following courses:

  • Food, Culture & Society
  • Food, Gender & Health
  • Gender in Contemporary Society
  • Food Security in Rural and Northern Communities
  • The Sociology of Food & Nutrition
  • Qualitative Research Methods

At the graduate level, I teach two courses:

  • Gender, Health & Food Justice
  • Qualitative Research Methods.

In my classroom, I promote engaged learning through experiential learning opportunities whenever possible. To read more about past classes, see https://www.lakeheadu.ca/users/P/bfparker/community-service-teaching 

Date joined Lakehead: 
August 2014