Dr. Barbara Parker
Associate ProfessorGraduate Coordinator
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
Check out my new book! https://womenspress.canadianscholars.ca/books/feminist-food-studies#tab_reviews
"Food positivity in Canadian post-secondary pedagogy" (2019-2021 SSHRC IDG) with A. Bombak, P.I. (UNB), E. Cameron (NOSM), N. Riediger, and C. Russell (Lakehead).
"Post Secondary Student Food Insecurity: Experiences of Indigenous and International Students in Northern Ontario" (2018-2020 SSHRC IDG) with K. Burnett (Lakehead) and K. Skinner (Waterloo).
"Investigating Food Sovereignty as a Best Practice Framework for Health Interventions in Rural and Urban Hubs in Northern Ontario" (2018-2020 CIHR Catalyst Grant). with L. Ray, PI. (Lakehead), J. LeBlanc (NOSM), K. Burnett (Lakehead), A. Cameron and P. McLeod-Shabogesic.
"Culture, Resiliency, and Prosperity: Transitioning from Food Security to Food Sovereignty and the role of Relocation and Migration on Traditional and Market-based Food Consumption" (2017-2021 SSHRC IG) with K. Skinner, P.I. (Waterloo), J. Cidro (University of Winnipeg), K. Burnett (Lakehead), and H. Neufeld (Guelph).