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Kendra Coulter

Kendra Coulter

Dr. Kendra Coulter holds the Chancellor’s Chair for Research Excellence and is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Labour Studies at Brock University. She is also a member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. She is an award-winning author and leading analyst of labour and public policy involving animals, including animal cruelty investigations and prevention work, and humane law enforcement.

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Selected Works:

Coulter, K., Blattner, C., & Kymlicka, W. (Forthcoming). Animal Labour: A New Frontier for Interspecies Justice. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.

Coulter, K., & Fitzgerald, A. (2019). The Compounding Feminization of Animal Cruelty Investigation Work and Its Multispecies Implications. Gender, Work, and Organization. 

Coulter, K. (2019). Horses’ Labour and Work-lives: New Intellectual and Ethical Directions. In Equine Cultures in Transition: Ethical Questions. Edited by Jonna Bornemark, Petra Andersson, and Ulla Ekström von Essen. Milton Park: Routledge.

Coulter, K. (2018). Challenging Subjects: Towards Ethnographic Analyses of Animals. Journal for the Anthropology of North America, 21(2): 58-71.

Coulter, K. (2017). Towards Humane Jobs: Recognizing Gendered and Multispecies Intersections and Possibilities. In Climate Change and Gender in Rich Countries: Work, Public Policy and Action. Edited by Marjorie Griffin Cohen. Milton Park: Routledge. Pp. 167-182.

Coulter, K. (2016). Animals, Work, and the Promise of Interspecies Solidarity. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Coulter, K. (2016). Humane Jobs: A Political Economic Vision for Interspecies Solidarity and Multispecies Wellbeing. Politics and Animals, 2(1): 67-77.

Coulter, K. (2016). Beyond Human to Humane: A Multispecies Analysis of Care Work, Its Repression, and Its Potential. Studies in Social Justice, 10(2): 199-219.

Coulter, K. (2014). Herds and Hierarchies: Class, Nature, and the Social Construction of Horses in Equestrian Culture. Society and Animals, 22(2): 135-152.

Coulter, K. (2013). Horse Power: Gender, Work, and Wealth in Canadian Show Jumping.