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Gouweloos Julie, PhD Student

Julie Gouweloos

PhD Student

Contract and Sessional Faculty, Graduate Students
Department of Sociology

Area(s) of Interest:

Biography

Profile Information

Dissertation: Staging Opposition: Performance & Intersectionality in Queer Activist Communities

Supervisory Committee: Dr. Melanie Heath (Supervisor), Dr. Tina Fetner, and Dr. Neil McLaughlin

Comprehensive Exams: Social Inequality, Gender & Sexuality (Distinction)

 

Research Interests

Gender and Sexualities

Social Inequality

Qualitative Methods

Social Movements

Feminist approaches to research

Education

Ph.D. Sociology [in progress], McMaster University

Ph.D. Diploma. Gender Studies and Feminist Research, McMaster University

M.A. Sociology (2010), University of Guelph

B.A. Honours Sociology (2008), Western University

Teaching

Sociology of the Family (SOC 4AA3), “Alternative Families”, McMaster University

Sociology of Women (SOC 4U03), “Commonality and Diversity in Women’s Lives”, McMaster University

Inquiry into the Social Sciences (SOC SCI 1SS3), “Social Inequality”, McMaster University

Inquiry into the Social Sciences (SOC SCI 1SS3), “Social Inequality and Social Change”, McMaster University

Research

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Heath, Melanie, Jessica Braimoh, and Julie Gouweloos. 2016. “Judging Women’s Sexual Agency: Contemporary Sex Wars in the Legal Terrain of Prostitution and Polygamy.” Signs 42(1):199-225.   

Book Reviews

Gouweloos, Julie. 2009. Review of Judith Butler: From Norms to Politics by Moya Lloyd. Cambridge, UK: Polity Press 2007, in The Canadian Review of Sociology.

Gouweloos, Julie. 2009. Review of Victor Turner and Contemporary Cultural Performance by Graham St. John. New York: Berghahn Books 2008, The Canadian Review of Sociology.

Scholarships & Awards

  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2011-2014)
  • The Bev Bayus Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2013-2014)
  • The Hamilin Family Fund Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2011)
  • McMaster University Graduate Scholarship (2010-2014)
  • Sid Gilbert Graduate Research Prize, University of Guelph (2011)
  • Board of Graduate Studies Research Scholarship, University of Guelph (2008)
  • Dean’s Honour List, King’s University College (2006-2008)
  • Enhanced Continuing Scholarship, King’s University College (2006-2007)
  • International Study Award, King’s University College (2006-2007)

 

Research Experience 

Research Fellowship

“The Experiences of Women in Red and Blue: A Qualitative Study of the Organizational Contexts of Canadian Police Services.” SSHRC Insight Grant. Principal Investigators: Dr. Debra Langan and Dr. Carrie Sanders (2017).

Research Assistantship

“Women in Policing.” Wilfrid Laurier Grant. Principal Investigators: Dr. Debra Langan and Dr. Carrie Sanders (2015-current).

“Harm or Right? Polygamy's Contested Terrain Within and Across

Borders.” SSHRC Grant. Principal investigator: Dr. Melanie Heath, McMaster University (2012-2014). 

“Student Activism Projects in Women’s Studies 1AA3: Women Transforming the World.” Forward With Integrity Grant. Principal Investigator: Dr. Karen Balcom, McMaster University (2013-2015).

Recent Conference Presentations

Gouweloos, Julie. 2016. “Social Movement Fragmentation: A Comparative Analysis of Queer Collective Identities.” Society for the Study of Social Problems Conference, Seattle, WA.

Gouweloos, Julie. 2016. “Telling ‘Our’ Stories: Performance and Politics in the LGBTQ Movement.” The Qualitative Analysis Conference, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON

Gouweloos, Julie. 2015. “Queering the Boundaries: Social Movements and Collective Identity Work.” Society for the Study of Social Problems Conference, Chicago, Illinois.

Gouweloos, Julie. 2014. “Staging Opposition: Intersectionality and Queer Performance.” Canadian Sociological Association Conference, Brock University.  

Gouweloos, Julie, Karen Balcom, and Kathrine Killam. 2014. “Women Transforming the World/Students Transforming the Curriculum: Student Activism and Community Engaged Learning in Level One Women’s Studies at McMaster University.” Women’s and Gender Studies Conference, Brock University

Collins-Nelsen, Rebecca and Julie Gouweloos. 2014. “Feminist Intersectionality Meets Public Discourse: York University and the Balance of Rights.” Canadian Sociological Association Conference, Brock University. 

Association Memberships

Canadian Sociological Association

Society for the Study of Social Problems

American Sociological Association