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Kristen A. Hardy

Kristen A.  Hardy Title: Contract Instructor
Email: kr.hardy@uwinnipeg.ca

Kristen A. Hardy (PhD candidate, York) is an instructor at the University of Winnipeg, and an Adjunct Professor in Health Studies and Associate Member of the Faculty of Graduate Studies at Brandon University. She is an interdisciplinary sociologist, who, in addition to teaching work in sociology, anthropology, religious studies, and gender studies, also researches and publishes in the area of medicine and the body. She is also a Teaching Affiliate with Brandon University’s Centre for Teaching, Learning & Technology.

Teaching Areas:
Sociology of health and medicine; religious and cultural medical systems; sociological theory; gender and sexuality.


  • Sexuality in the Religious Context (REL-2507)
  • Health, Healing, & Spirituality (REL-2513)

Research Interests:
Embodiment and pathologization in science and medicine; histories of madness; the social, cultural, and political constitution of fatness and fat bodies.