Anne O'Connell

School of Social Work

Associate Professor

Office: Ross Building, S832
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 66673
Emailaoconnel@yorku.ca

Contemporary and historical analysis of poverty, colonialism, race and empire, critical race theory and theories of whiteness.

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Area of Specialization

Social Work

All Publications

Books

Neysmith, Sheila, Kate Bezanson and Anne O’Connell. Telling Tales: Living the Effects of Public Policy. Halifax: Fernwod Press, 2005.

Journal Articles

O’Connell, Anne. (2016) . “My Entire Life is Online: Informed Consent, Big Data, and Decolonial Knowledge” Intersectionalities: A Global Journal of Social Work Analysis, Research, Polity and Practice, 5(1), 69-93.

O'Connell, Anne. “The Apology Act: Neoliberalism and the Rise of Actuarial Conduct.” In Unravelling Encounters: Ethics, Knowledge and Resistance under Neoliberalism. Eds. D. Jeffery. C. Janzen and K. Smith. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier Press.

O'Connell, Anne. (2015) “The Apology Act: Neoliberalism and the Rise of Actuarial Conduct.” In Unravelling Encounters: Ethics, Knowledge and Resistance under Neoliberalism. Eds. D. Jeffery. C. Janzen and K. Smith. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier Press.

The Deserving and Non-Deserving Races: Colonial Intersections of Social Welfare History in Ontario. Intersectionalities: A Global Journal of Social Work Analysis, research, Polity and Practice. (2013)

O’Connell, Anne. “A Genealogy of Poverty: Race and the Technology of Population.” Critical Social Work, 11(2), 2010.

O'Connell, Anne. "An Exploration of Redneck Whiteness in Multicultural Canada." Social Politics: Transnationality and Gender,Power, Policy and Otherness,17(4): 536-563.

O’Connell, Anne. “Building their Readiness for Economic Freedom:” The New Poor Law and Emancipation. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 36(2): 85-104, 2009.

O’Connell, Anne. “The Pauper, Slave and Aboriginal Subject: Parliamentary Investigations and the Promotion of Civilized Conduct (1830s).” Canadian Social Work Review, 26(2): 171-193, 2009.

Conference Papers

Whiteness, Social Work and Globalization, Canadian Association of Social Work Education Congress, Canadian Federation for Humanities and Social Sciences, Carleton University, 2009

Have anti-racist theories and activism facilitated a new white cultural identity? Researchers and Academics of Colour for Equity (R.A.C.E.), November, Ryerson University, 2008

The Colonial Legacies of Social Welfare Policy: The New Racialization of Poverty and Poor Law Reform.” Social Policy Association Conference, Challenging Boundaries, Edinburgh, June, 2008

A Genealogy of Poverty and Human Rights.” Canadian Association of Social Work Education Congress, Canadian Federation for Humanities and Social Sciences, Human Rights in a Diverse Community, Toronto, May, 2008

“Global Restructuring in the Garment Industry.” Presentation with Roxana Ng. At the Lifelong Learning Conference, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, May, 2005

“The Girls Guides of Canada: From Building Empire to Building Girl Power.” At Canadian Learned Societies Conference, Women’s Studies Congress, Halifax, May, 2003

Poverty, Race, and Gender: Colonial Governmental Strategies.” At Canadian Learned Societies, Congress of Anthropology and Sociology Association, Toronto, May, 2002

“British Poor Law Reform and Welfare Re-structuring.” At Disrupting Preconceptions: Post Colonialism and Education. Brisbane, Australia, August, 2001

Book Reviews

O’Connell, Anne. [Book Review] “Research as Resistance: Critical, Indigenous, and Anti-Oppressive Approaches.” Eds. Leslie Brown and Susan Strega, Resources for Feminist Research, 2007

Current Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Summer 2017 AP/SOWK4140 3.0  Social Advocacy LECT  

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/SOWK2050 6.0  Identity, Diversity and Anti-Discriminatory Practice LECT  


Contemporary and historical analysis of poverty, colonialism, race and empire, critical race theory and theories of whiteness.

Area of Specialization

Social Work

All Publications

Books

Neysmith, Sheila, Kate Bezanson and Anne O’Connell. Telling Tales: Living the Effects of Public Policy. Halifax: Fernwod Press, 2005.

Journal Articles

O’Connell, Anne. (2016) . “My Entire Life is Online: Informed Consent, Big Data, and Decolonial Knowledge” Intersectionalities: A Global Journal of Social Work Analysis, Research, Polity and Practice, 5(1), 69-93.

O'Connell, Anne. “The Apology Act: Neoliberalism and the Rise of Actuarial Conduct.” In Unravelling Encounters: Ethics, Knowledge and Resistance under Neoliberalism. Eds. D. Jeffery. C. Janzen and K. Smith. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier Press.

O'Connell, Anne. (2015) “The Apology Act: Neoliberalism and the Rise of Actuarial Conduct.” In Unravelling Encounters: Ethics, Knowledge and Resistance under Neoliberalism. Eds. D. Jeffery. C. Janzen and K. Smith. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier Press.

The Deserving and Non-Deserving Races: Colonial Intersections of Social Welfare History in Ontario. Intersectionalities: A Global Journal of Social Work Analysis, research, Polity and Practice. (2013)

O’Connell, Anne. “A Genealogy of Poverty: Race and the Technology of Population.” Critical Social Work, 11(2), 2010.

O'Connell, Anne. "An Exploration of Redneck Whiteness in Multicultural Canada." Social Politics: Transnationality and Gender,Power, Policy and Otherness,17(4): 536-563.

O’Connell, Anne. “Building their Readiness for Economic Freedom:” The New Poor Law and Emancipation. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 36(2): 85-104, 2009.

O’Connell, Anne. “The Pauper, Slave and Aboriginal Subject: Parliamentary Investigations and the Promotion of Civilized Conduct (1830s).” Canadian Social Work Review, 26(2): 171-193, 2009.

Conference Papers

Whiteness, Social Work and Globalization, Canadian Association of Social Work Education Congress, Canadian Federation for Humanities and Social Sciences, Carleton University, 2009

Have anti-racist theories and activism facilitated a new white cultural identity? Researchers and Academics of Colour for Equity (R.A.C.E.), November, Ryerson University, 2008

The Colonial Legacies of Social Welfare Policy: The New Racialization of Poverty and Poor Law Reform.” Social Policy Association Conference, Challenging Boundaries, Edinburgh, June, 2008

A Genealogy of Poverty and Human Rights.” Canadian Association of Social Work Education Congress, Canadian Federation for Humanities and Social Sciences, Human Rights in a Diverse Community, Toronto, May, 2008

“Global Restructuring in the Garment Industry.” Presentation with Roxana Ng. At the Lifelong Learning Conference, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, May, 2005

“The Girls Guides of Canada: From Building Empire to Building Girl Power.” At Canadian Learned Societies Conference, Women’s Studies Congress, Halifax, May, 2003

Poverty, Race, and Gender: Colonial Governmental Strategies.” At Canadian Learned Societies, Congress of Anthropology and Sociology Association, Toronto, May, 2002

“British Poor Law Reform and Welfare Re-structuring.” At Disrupting Preconceptions: Post Colonialism and Education. Brisbane, Australia, August, 2001

Book Reviews

O’Connell, Anne. [Book Review] “Research as Resistance: Critical, Indigenous, and Anti-Oppressive Approaches.” Eds. Leslie Brown and Susan Strega, Resources for Feminist Research, 2007


Teaching:

Current Courses

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TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Summer 2017 AP/SOWK4140 3.0  Social Advocacy LECT  

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/SOWK2050 6.0  Identity, Diversity and Anti-Discriminatory Practice LECT