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Dr. Michelle Owen

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Michelle Owen Title: Professor and Program Coordinator for Disability Studies
Office: 4G12
Building: Graham Hall
Phone: 204-786-9973
Email: m.owen@uwinnipeg.ca

Degrees:

Ph.D., Sociology and Equity Studies, University of Toronto, 1999.

M.A., Theory and Criticism, University Western Ontario 1993.

Honours B.A., Political Science, University of Western Ontario, 1988.

Affiliations:

Honours: 

Faculty Award: The Marsha Hanen Award for Excellence in Creating Community Awareness, October 16, 2011.

National Award: The Council of Canadians with Disabilities/DAWN-RAFH Canada, 2009.

National: Research Chair in Disability Studies, Canadian Centre of Disability Studies, affiliated with the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg, 2003-2004.

Courses:

Embodied Subjects (DIS-3001/3-001 and WGS-3501/3-001), Fall 2018.

Sexualities, Disabilities, and Rights (DIS-2200/3-001 and WGS 2264/3-001), Fall 2018 and Winter 2019.

Theorizing Disability (DIS-2100/3-00), Winter 2019.

Research Interests:

Gender, sexuality, disability, chronic illness, family, theory.

Publications:

Selected Publications:

Michelle Owen, Diane Hiebert-Murphy, and Janice Ristock, co-editors. Not a New Problem: Violence in the Lives of Disabled Women. (Winnipeg: Fernwood Publishing, forthcoming 2018). https://fernwoodpublishing.ca/

Michelle Owen and Jane Ursel. “The Healing Journey: Women with Disabilities and Intimate Partner Violence.” In Not a New Problem: Violence in the Lives of Women with Disabilities. Co-edited by Michelle Owen, Diane Hiebert-Murphy, and Janice Ristock (Winnipeg: Fernwood Publishing, forthcoming 2018).

Nadine LeGier and Michelle Owen. “How Crip Is Too Crip?: Reimagining the Presence of Disabled Professors in the Academy.” In International Perspectives on Teaching with Disability. Edited by Michael Jeffress. (New York: Routledge, 2018), 35-49. https://www.routledge.com/International-Perspectives-on-Teaching-with-Disability-Overcoming-Obstacles/Jeffress/p/book/9781138296572

Michelle Owen. “Lack of Support: Canadian Families and Disabilities.” Canadian Families Today: New Perspectives. Fourth Edition. Edited by Patricia Albanese. Don Mills: Oxford University Press (2018), 267-290. https://www.oupcanada.com/catalog/9780199025763.html

Sharon Dale Stone, Valorie Crooks, and Michelle Owen, co-editors. Working Bodies: Chronic Illness in the Canadian Workplace. (Kingston: McGill-Queens University Press, 2014). http://www.mqup.ca/working-bodies-products-9780773543782.php

Valorie A. Crooks, Michelle Owen, and Sharon Dale Stone. Chapter Nine: “Chronic Illness and the Canadian Knowledge Worker: The Role of the Body and Embodiment in Shaping the Production of Academic Work.” Working Bodies: Chronic Illness in the Canadian Workplace. Edited by Sharon Dale Stone, Valorie Crooks, and Michelle Owen (Kingston: McGill-Queens University Press, 2014), 196-209.

Michelle Owen. “’Violence, Discrimination, and Prejudice’: Theorizing the Experiences of Girls and Young Women with Disabilities.” Faces of Violence in the Lives of Girls. Edited by Helene Berman and Yasmin Jiwani. (London: Althouse Press, 2014), 97-115.

Michelle Owen. “Researching the Experiences of Girls and Young Women with Disabilities: ‘A Victim of Subtle Abuse Rather Frequently.’” Faces of Violence in the Lives of Girls. Edited by Helene Berman and Yasmin Jiwani. (London: Althouse Press, Fall 2014), 185-210.

Sharon Dale Stone and Michelle Owen. “Academics with Multiple Sclerosis: Strategic Moves in a Less Than Welcoming Workplace.” Disability Discrimination at Work. Edited by Kathleen R. Johnson and Karen Couture (Williamstown, MA: Piraeus Books, LLC, 2014), 171-208.

Sharon Dale Stone, Valorie Crooks, and Michelle Owen. “Going Through the Back Door: Chronically Ill Academics’ Experiences as ‘Unexpected Workers.’” Social Theory and Health Vol. 11, No. 2 (January 2013), 151-174.

http://www.palgraveconnect.com/pc/browse/listjtitle?journalProductCode=STH&rYear=2013&totalyearcount=11&yearcounter=10

Valorie Crooks, Michelle Owen, and Sharon Dale Stone. “Creating a (More) Reflexive Canadian Disability Studies: Our Team’s Account.” Canadian Journal of Disability Studies Vol.1, No. 3 (August 2012), 45-65.

http://cjds.uwaterloo.ca/index.php/cjds/article/view/56

Valorie Crooks, Sharon Dale Stone, and Michelle Owen. “Enabling University Teaching for Canadian Academics with Multiple Sclerosis through Problem-Focused Coping.” Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy Vol. 78, No. 1 (February 2011).

http://www.caot.ca/default.asp?pageid=4002

 Michelle Owen. “Have You Experienced Violence or Abuse?: Talking with Girls and Young Women with Disabilities.” Living the Edges: A Disabled Women's Reader. Edited by Diane Driedger (Toronto: Inanna Education and Publications, 2010), 187-205. http://www.inanna.ca/living-over.html

 Crooks, Valorie A., Sharon Dale Stone, and Michelle Owen. "Multiple Sclerosis and Academic Work: Socio-Spatial Strategies Adopted to Maintain Employment." Journal of Occupational Science Volume 16, Number 1 (April 2009), 25-31. 

http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rocc20/16/1

Driedger, Diane and Michelle Owen, editors. Dissonant Disabilities: Women with Chronic Illnesses Explore Their Lives (Toronto: Women's Press/Canadian Scholars' Press, 2008). http://www.cspi.org/books/dissonant_disabilities

Recent Conferences:

Michelle Owen. Featured Event: “Gathering Strategies for Action: Recruitment and Retention of Faculty Members from Racialized and Other Equity-seeking Groups.” The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and the University of Regina Congress 2018 Session. May 29, 2018. https://www.congress2018.ca/calendar/1360

Michelle Owen. ““Teachable Moments: The Intersections of Disabilities and Sexualities.” Canadian Disability Studies Association Annual Meetings, The University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, May 29, 2018.

Michelle Owen and Nadine LeGier. ““Teaching with a Disability: Re-Imagining the Presence of Disability in the Classroom.” Canadian Disability Studies Association Annual Meetings, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, May 31, 2017.

Michelle Owen and Jane Ursel. “The Healing Journey: Women with Disabilities and Intimate Partner Violence” Canadian Disability Studies Association Annual Meetings, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, May 29, 2016.

Michelle Owen. “Capitalization and the Chronically Ill Knowledge Worker: Bordering Culture: The Role of Bodies and Embodiment in Shaping the Production of Academic Work.” Canadian Disability Studies Association Annual Meetings and Canadian Sociological Association, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, June 3, 2015.

Michelle Owen. “Enabling Disability Studies on the Market and Beyond: A Roundtable on Professionalism.” Canadian Disability Studies Association Annual Meetings, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, June 2, 2015.

Michelle Owen. “Professional Issues Forum on ‘Diversifying the Profession’.” Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists, Winnipeg, Manitoba, May 28, 2015.