Department of Sociology & Criminology

Dr. Audrey MacNevin, Assistant Professor, Full-Time Faculty - Profile

Areas of Teaching and Research Interest

  • Gender and Health
  • Sociology and Anthropology of the Body
  • Sociology and Anthropology of Gender
  • Sociology of Health and Medicine
  • Classical and Contemporary Sociological Theory
  • Alternative (Complementary) Medicine
  • Sociology of Aging
  • Women's Studies

Biography

Ph.D. (Sociology), Memorial University of Newfoundland, M.A. (Sociology), Dalhousie University , B.Ed. (Secondary School Leve l), Mount Saint Vincent University, B.Sc. (Foods and Nutrition ), Mount Saint Vincent University

Audrey MacNevin has been a Professor of Sociology and Criminology at Saint Mary's for the past nine years. Prior to that she has held various part-time lecturing position at Saint Mary's University, Dalhouse University and Saint  Francis Xavier University. She has an extensive background and research interest in Gender and Health related issues. Professor MacNevin is a multiple research award holder and has published various reports and articles. For the past four years she has been a principal investigator on a SSHRC funded research project on Gender and Health in Holistic Approaches to the Body and she is also co-investigator on research project look at Government Crime, Corruption, and Human Rights in Peru (1990-200). 


Recent Research Projects

  • 2004 to present
    Government Crime, Corruption, and Human Rights in Peru (1990-2000) (co-investigator with Alfried Schulte-Bockholt, Ph.D., principal investigator, Department of Sociology & Criminology, Saint Mary's University). Research funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), .
  • 2004 to present
    Gender and Health in Holistic Approaches to the Body (principal investigator). Research funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), 2004 to present.
  • 2001- 2002
    Older Canadian Women's Perceptions of Embodied Selfhood ( with Lori Secouler-Beaudry, Ph.D. Department of Psychology, Saint Mary's University). Research funded by Saint Mary's University Senate Research Grant. .
  • 2000 – 2001
    Gender and Health in Holistic Practices of the Body. Research project funded by Saint Mary's University Senate Research Grant. Literature review and semi-structured interviews of alternative health practitioners (Halifax, Dartmouth and Bedford),.

Selected Publications

Articles

  • MacNevin, A. “Women of Substance: Anomalous Bodies in Fitness Settings.” (Under Review with Canadian Journal of Women's Studies.
  • MacNevin, A. “Perimenopausal Prowess: Women's Perceptions of Health and Femininity at Midlife . " Under Review with Canadian Journal of Sociology and Anthropology.
  • MacNevin, A.  (2004.) "Embodying Sociological Mindfulness: Learning About Social Inequality through the Body. Teaching Sociology . V.32, No. 3 Pp. 314-21.
  • MacNevin, A. (2003.) “Remaining Audible to the Self: Women and Holistic Healthism.” Atlantis: A Women's Studies Journal, V. 27.2 Spring, Pp. 16-23.
  •  MacNevin, A. (2003.)"Exercising Options: Holistic Health and Technical Beauty in Gendered Accounts of Bodywork” The Sociological Quarterly , V.44, No. 2, Pp. 271-289.

Edited Volumes

  • 2002
    Women and Leadership ( Co-edited with Ellen O'Reilly and Eliane Silverman) CRIAW Publications ,

Conference Papers

  • May, 2004
    Canadian Psychological Association Annual Conference, Paper presented: “Messages from a Maidservant: Learning from the Bawdy Behavior of Hannah Cullwick”. Saint John's, Newfoundland.
  • May 2002 
    First Canadian Occupational Science Symposium, Paper presented: “Women of Substance: Self-presentation as Occupation in the Fitness Club.” Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
  • October 2002
    5t h  National Metropolis Conference, Paper presented: “The Gender and Culture of Health Status.” Ottawa, Ontario.
  • June 2001 
    Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Annual Meeting (STLHE) , , Paper presented: “Embodying Abstraction: Using the Body to Emulate Aspects of Social Inequality.” Memorial University of Newfoundland, Saint John's, Newfoundland.
  • May 2000 
    Building Bridges: Creating an Integrated Approach to Women's Health, Paper presented: “Perimenopausal Prowess: Women's Perceptions of Health and Femininity at Midlife.” Victoria, British Columbia.

Course Listings

  • Sociology (SOC) 2362.1 A - Classical Soc Theory
  • Sociology (SOC) 2362.1 B - Classical Soc Theory
  • Sociology (SOC) 4450.0 A - Body and Society