Jane Pulkingham

Dean

Jane Pulkingham

Dean

Biography

Dr. Jane Pulkingham is a sociologist with an appointment as Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Her research examines the institutional context of gendered inequality and public policy in work and employment, social welfare policy and family law arenas. She is co-editor of three books related to policy making in the Canadian context, including Public policy for women (University of Toronto Press, 2009), Remaking Canadian Social Policy (Fernwood Press, 1996), and Child and Family Policies (Fernwood Press, 1997). Her work is published in journal venues core to her disciplinary and sub-disciplinary fields, including Sociology, Critical Social Policy, Citizenship Studies, Violence against women, Canadian Journal of Sociology, and Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State & Society. She is also a contributor to impactful policy reports including Living on Welfare in BC (with Seth Klein CCPA, 2008). PhD students completing under her supervision since 2015 include Dr. Rachel Elfenbein (activist, Researcher, Writer, Educator, and Organizational Development Practitioner), Dr. Marian Krawczyk (Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Fellow, School of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Glasgow), Dr. Amie McLean (Intercultural Coordinator, Faculty of Student Development, Thompson Rivers University), Dr. Sylvia Parusel (Research Manager, British Columbia Centre on Substance Use, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia), Dr. Rachel Treloar (Lecturer in Law, School of Law, Keele University) and Dr. Kyle Willmott (Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Alberta).

Dr. Pulkingham currently serves on the editorial board for the International Journal of Social Research Methodology, and the advisory boards for Studies in Political Economy, and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council-funded Partnership Grant Mapping the power of the carbon-extractive corporate resource sector. She is a research associate with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, B.C. Office. Professor Pulkingham has an extensive record of university leadership including as Associate Dean in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. She received her PhD in sociology and social policy from the University of Edinburgh.