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Karen Bridget Murray

Department of Politics

Associate Professor

Office: Ross Building, S629
Phone: (416) 736-2100 Ext: 30087
Emailmurrayk@yorku.ca

Focusing on Canada as a terrain of interlocking colonial, global, and transnational dynamics, Karen Bridget Murray’s engaged research evaluates and theorizes changing norms and forms of modernity and the political and governmental ramifications of these transformations, both as they pertain to cities, as well as to the governance of families and children, including with respect to the residential school system. Selected publications reflecting these themes can be found in BC Studies, Canadian Historical Review, Urban Geography, and the Canadian Journal of Political Science. Karen is presently working on three separate lines of inquiry. The first is a transnational study of post-industrial urban governance transformations with respect to Boston, Dublin and Vancouver. The second is an examination of the relationship between politics and bio-medicine as it pertains to policies and programs focused on families. The third concerns experiential learning in political science, including a focus on education and "reconciliation." Karen was awarded the Killam Visiting Professorship in Canadian Studies at Bridgewater State University, Massachusetts (2016), the only endowed chair in Canadian Studies at a public university in the United States. She held the Eakin Visiting Fellowship in Canadian Studies at McGill University (2016), and was the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Canadian Studies at Kennesaw State University in Greater Atlanta (2013). She was named a York University Research Leader in 2015 and 2018.

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Degrees

PhD, University of British Columbia
MA, University of Toronto
BA, University of Toronto

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies


Research Interests

Canada and modernity in transnational perspective; comparative urban governance; the governance of families and children; "reconciliation, " decolonization, and the residential school system; bio-medicine and politics; experiential education in the study of politics.

Current Research Projects

Modern Statehood and the Residential School System

Summary: 
In my recent article in the CANADIAN JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE, I examine the relationship between the pan-territorial residential school ideal and Canada's quest for recognition as a modern state. Related research: "The Silence of Urban Aboriginal Policy in New Brunswick,"in URBAN ABORIGINAL POLICY MAKING IN CANADIAN MUNICIPALITIES, Evelyn Peters, ed. (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2012) ; "Reclaiming the People’s Memory," CANADA WATCH (2015), http://robarts.info.yorku.ca/files/2015/09/CW_Fall2015_FINAL.pdf; and "Facing Down R. B. Bennett," ActiveHistory.ca.

Biopolitics and Reproduction

Summary: 
Related research: "Governing ‘Unwed Mothers’ in Toronto at the Turn of the Twentieth Century," THE CANADIAN HISTORICAL REVIEW, 85, 2 (2004): 253-276; "Do Not Disturb: ‘Vulnerable Populations’ in Canadian Federal Government Policy Discourses and Practices," CANADIAN JOURNAL OF URBAN RESEARCH, 13, 1 (2004): 50-69; "Governmentality and the Shifting Winds of Policy Studies," CRITICAL PUBLIC POLICY: CANADIAN PERSPECTIVES, M. Smith and M. Orsini, eds. (Vancouver: UBC Press) : 161-184; "Bio-gentrification: Vulnerability Bio-value Chains in Gentrifying Neighbourhoods," URBAN GEOGRAPHY, 36, 2: 277-299.

Governing Poverty in the Post-Industrial City

Summary: 
This study aims to document the governmental and political character and implications of shifting poverty mentalities, practices and dynamics in post-industrial inner-city locales (Boston, Dublin and Vancouver). The research documents and analyzes how certain people and places are rendered governmentally visible in relation to poverty and its various elements of disadvantage, often in ways that dovetail with gendered and racialized divisions. Methodologically, this research involves extensive archival research, field interviews, and photography. Theoretically, the objective is to understand how shifting forms of urban poverty governance relate to changing notions of democracy and citizenship, including the extent to which poverty and disadvantage become fields for authoritarian practices. Politically, this research unsettles conventional policy discourses and practices, as well as mainstream policy silos, by investigating how urban poverty governance aligns with wider political aims, such as the production of wealth, the securing of a willing and able workforce, and the promotion of order and stability. In this way, this research strives to open up space for new ways of thinking and acting upon mass inequalities that define the global present. Related research: "Bio-gentrification: Vulnerability Bio-value Chains in Gentrifying Neighbourhoods," URBAN GEOGRAPHY, 36, 2 (2015): 277-299; "The Silence of Urban Aboriginal Policy in New Brunswick," in URBAN ABORIGINAL POLICY MAKING IN CANADIAN MUNICIPALITIES, Evelyn Peters, ed. (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press) ; "Making Space in Vancouver’s East End from Leonard Marsh to the Vancouver Agreement," BC STUDIES, 169 (2011), 7-49; "From Africville to Globalville: Race, Poverty, and Urban Governance in Halifax, Nova Scotia," in RACE, NEIGHBORHOODS, AND THE MISUSE OF SOCIAL CAPITAL, James Jennings, ed. (New York: Plagrave Macmillan, 2007) , 133-143; "The Voluntary Sector and the Realignment of Government: A Street-level Study," CANADIAN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, 49, 3 (2006), 375-392 (With Jacqueline Low). Please also refer to the RELATIONAL POVERTY NETWORK website at http://depts.washington.edu/relpov/governing-urban-poverty-boston-dublin-vancouver/

Experiential Learning in Political Science

Summary: 
This project aims to develop and apply experiential teaching and learning techniques to ignite in students a passion for studying politics and power. For further information on how I have used experiential learning, please see the Department of Political Science Newsletter (2015), p. 3, http://www.yorku.ca/laps/pols/documents/FINAL-2015LAPSPoliticalScienceNewsletter.pdf.

All Publications

Book Chapters

Karen Bridget Murray. (2015) . Governing ‘unwed mothers’ in Toronto at the turn of the twentieth century. In Regulating Sexuality in Early Twentieth Century: The Moral, The Normal, and the Deviant Sexuality in the Early 20th Century: The Canadian Historical Modules Project , Cynthia Comacchio, ed., http://www.visions.nelson.com/module/9780176584429_Module_47.pdf. Invited reprint of article first published in The Canadian Historical Review. PEER REVIEWED.

Karen Bridget Murray. (2012) . The silence of urban aboriginal policy in New Brunswick. In Urban Aboriginal Policy Making in the Municipalities (Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press). See the open access penultimate version at The Relational Poverty Network: http://depts.washington.edu/relpov/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Murray_2015_pre-print.pdf. PEER REVIEWED.

Karen Bridget Murray. (2008) .The patterning of political representation in Halifax. In Caroline Andrew, John Biles, Myer Siemiatycki, and Erin Tolley, eds. Electing a Diverse Canada: The Representation of Immigrants, Minorities and Women . Vancouver: UBC Press. PEER REVIEWED.

Karen Bridget Murray. (2007) . From Africville to globalville: race, poverty, and urban Governance in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In James Jennigs, ed. Race, Neighbourhoods, and the Misuse of Social Capital. pp. 133-143. New York: Palsgrave Macmillan.

Karen Bridget Murray. (2007) . Governmentality and the shifting winds of policy studies. In M. Smith and M. Orsini, eds. Critical Public Policy: Canadian Perspectives. pp. 161-184. Vancouver: UBC Press. PEER REVIEWED.

Karen Bridget Murray. (2006) . The realignment of government in the provinces. In Christopher Dunn, ed. Provinces: Canadian Provincial Politics, 2nd ed. Scarborough: Broadview Press, with student research assistance from Victoria Miernicki. PEER REVIEWED.

Karen Bridget Murray. (1994) . A reconnaissance of Canadian administrative reform during the early 1990s. Co-author Evert Lindquist. Invited reprint of Canadian Public Administration article for Christopher Dunn, ed. Provinces: Canadian Provincial Politics, pp. 277-300. Scarborough: Broadview Press. PEER REVIEWED.

Journal Articles

Karen Bridget Murray. 2017. The violence within: Canadian modern statehood and the pan-territorial residential school ideal. Canadian Journal of Political Science. PEER REVIEWED.

Karen Bridget Murray. (2016) . Excavating working-class histories in Dublin. Genealogical Society of Ireland Journal, 17: 25-32.

Karen Bridget Murray. (2015) . Bio-gentrification: vulnerability bio-value chains in gentrifying neighbourhoods. Urban Geography, 36, 2: 277-299. See the open access penultimate version available at The Relational Poverty Network, http://depts.washington.edu/relpov/bio-gentrification-vulnerability-bio-value-chains-in-gentrifying-neighbourhoods/ PEER REVIEWED.

Karen Bridget Murray. (2015) . Reclaiming the people’s memory. In Jody Berland, ed. Canada Watch: The Politics of Evidence, http://robarts.info.yorku.ca/canada-watch/.

Karen Bridget Murray. (2015) . Facing down R. B. Bennett, ActiveHistory.ca, September 30, http://activehistory.ca/2015/09/facing-down-r-b-bennett/.

Karen Bridget Murray. (2015) . Reclaiming the people's memory, ActiveHistory.ca. Invited reprint of article published in Canada Watch: The Politics of Evidence, September 23, 2015, http://activehistory.ca/2015/09/reclaiming-the-peoples-memory/

Karen Bridget Murray. (2014) . Feminization through poverty. Politics and Culture: Materialist Feminisms against Neoliberalisms, March 10, https://politicsandculture.org/2014/03/10/feminization-through-poverty-by-karen-bridget-murray/. PEER REVIEWED.

Karen Bridget Murray. (2011) . Making space in Vancouver’s East End from Leonard Marsh to the Vancouver Agreement." BC Studies, 169: 7-49, http://ojs.library.ubc.ca/index.php/bcstudies/article/viewFile/446/2301. PEER REVIEWED.

Karen Bridget Murray. (2010) . Urban poverty and spatialized governmentalities in Vancouver: a study of Grandview Woodland, Transdisciplinary Studies in Population Health, 2, 2: 98-111.

Karen Bridget Murray, et al. (2006) . The voluntary sector and the realignment of government: a street-level study. Canadian Public Administration, 49, 3, 375-392. PEER REVIEWED.

Karen Bridget Murray. (2006) . Lay acquiescence to medical dominance: reflections on the active citizenship thesis. Social Theory and Health, 4, 2: 109-127. With Jacqueline Low. PEER REVIEWED.

Karen Bridget Murray. (2005) . Too little, too slow, too late: raining on the Human Rights Act amendment parade in New Brunswick. Canadian Review of Social Policy, 55: 27-31.

Karen Bridget Murray. (2004) . Governing ‘unwed mothers’ in Toronto at the turn of the twentieth century. Canadian Historical Review, 85, 2: 253-276. PEER REVIEWED.

Karen Bridget Murray. (2004) . Do not disturb: "vulnerable populations" in Canadian federal government policy discourses and practices. Canadian Journal of Urban Research, 13, 1: 50-69. PEER REVIEWED.

Karen Bridget Murray. (1994) . A reconnaissance of Canadian administrative reform during the early 1990s. Canadian Public Administration, 37, 3: 468-489, with Evert Lindquist. PEER REVIEWED.

Book Reviews

Karen Bridget Murray. (2015) . Review of Colonial Genocide in North America, edited by Alexander Laban Hinton, Andrew Woolford, and Jeff Benvenuto (Durham, NC: Duke University Press), prepared for the Canadian Journal of History. 50, 3: 353-357.

Karen Bridget Murray. (2011/2012) . Review of Human Welfare, Rights, and Social Activism: Rethinking the Legacy of J.S. Wordsworth, edited by Jane Pulkingham. BC Studies, 172: 141-145.

Karen Bridget Murray. (2006) . Review of Telling Tales: Living the Effects of Public Policy, edited by Sheila Neysmith, Kate Bezanson, and Anne O’Connell, Halifax: Fernwood Publishing, Atlantis, 31, 1.

Karen Bridget Murray. (2006) . Review of Tending the Gardens of Citizenship: Child Saving in Toronto, 1880s-1920s, by Xiaobei Chen (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005, Social History/Histoire Sociale, 39, 77.

Policy Papers

Karen Bridget Murray. (2008) . Challenging discourses in health policy research: the case of "lone mothers." Halifax: Centre for Excellence in Women's Health, pp. 1-12, http://www.dal.ca/content/dam/dalhousie/pdf/ace-women-health/ACEWH_health_policy_lone_mothers.pdf

Karen Bridget Murray. (2005) . Grandview Woodland (Vancouver): summary of results. Prepared for the Health, Governance and Citizenship Project, University of New Brunswick (Fredericton), with Margaret Condon of the Social Planning and Research Council of British Columbia.

Karen Bridget Murray. (2005) . The toils of two cities: governing health and citizenship in Fredericton and Saint John, New Brunswick. Report funded by the Department of Health, Province of New Brunswick.

Approach To Teaching

My teaching is premised upon the understanding that learning is collaborative and best pursued experientially. The pedagogical objective is to create opportunities for shared learning, skills development, and the creation of new knowledge that helps us grasp the character of power dynamics operating in relation to the potential for freedom and justice in Canada and beyond. For a discussion of some of the ways that I have incorporated experiential learning at the undergraduate level, please see the Department of Political Science Newsletter (2015), p. 3, http://www.yorku.ca/laps/pols/documents/FINAL-2015LAPSPoliticalScienceNewsletter.pdf.


Focusing on Canada as a terrain of interlocking colonial, global, and transnational dynamics, Karen Bridget Murray’s engaged research evaluates and theorizes changing norms and forms of modernity and the political and governmental ramifications of these transformations, both as they pertain to cities, as well as to the governance of families and children, including with respect to the residential school system. Selected publications reflecting these themes can be found in BC Studies, Canadian Historical Review, Urban Geography, and the Canadian Journal of Political Science. Karen is presently working on three separate lines of inquiry. The first is a transnational study of post-industrial urban governance transformations with respect to Boston, Dublin and Vancouver. The second is an examination of the relationship between politics and bio-medicine as it pertains to policies and programs focused on families. The third concerns experiential learning in political science, including a focus on education and "reconciliation." Karen was awarded the Killam Visiting Professorship in Canadian Studies at Bridgewater State University, Massachusetts (2016), the only endowed chair in Canadian Studies at a public university in the United States. She held the Eakin Visiting Fellowship in Canadian Studies at McGill University (2016), and was the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Canadian Studies at Kennesaw State University in Greater Atlanta (2013). She was named a York University Research Leader in 2015 and 2018.

Degrees

PhD, University of British Columbia
MA, University of Toronto
BA, University of Toronto

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Research Interests:

- Select One - , - Select One - , Canada and modernity in transnational perspective; comparative urban governance; the governance of families and children; "reconciliation, " decolonization, and the residential school system; bio-medicine and politics; experiential education in the study of politics.

Current Research Projects

Modern Statehood and the Residential School System

Summary: 
In my recent article in the CANADIAN JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE, I examine the relationship between the pan-territorial residential school ideal and Canada's quest for recognition as a modern state. Related research: "The Silence of Urban Aboriginal Policy in New Brunswick,"in URBAN ABORIGINAL POLICY MAKING IN CANADIAN MUNICIPALITIES, Evelyn Peters, ed. (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2012) ; "Reclaiming the People’s Memory," CANADA WATCH (2015), http://robarts.info.yorku.ca/files/2015/09/CW_Fall2015_FINAL.pdf; and "Facing Down R. B. Bennett," ActiveHistory.ca.

Biopolitics and Reproduction

Summary: 
Related research: "Governing ‘Unwed Mothers’ in Toronto at the Turn of the Twentieth Century," THE CANADIAN HISTORICAL REVIEW, 85, 2 (2004): 253-276; "Do Not Disturb: ‘Vulnerable Populations’ in Canadian Federal Government Policy Discourses and Practices," CANADIAN JOURNAL OF URBAN RESEARCH, 13, 1 (2004): 50-69; "Governmentality and the Shifting Winds of Policy Studies," CRITICAL PUBLIC POLICY: CANADIAN PERSPECTIVES, M. Smith and M. Orsini, eds. (Vancouver: UBC Press) : 161-184; "Bio-gentrification: Vulnerability Bio-value Chains in Gentrifying Neighbourhoods," URBAN GEOGRAPHY, 36, 2: 277-299.

Governing Poverty in the Post-Industrial City

Summary: 
This study aims to document the governmental and political character and implications of shifting poverty mentalities, practices and dynamics in post-industrial inner-city locales (Boston, Dublin and Vancouver). The research documents and analyzes how certain people and places are rendered governmentally visible in relation to poverty and its various elements of disadvantage, often in ways that dovetail with gendered and racialized divisions. Methodologically, this research involves extensive archival research, field interviews, and photography. Theoretically, the objective is to understand how shifting forms of urban poverty governance relate to changing notions of democracy and citizenship, including the extent to which poverty and disadvantage become fields for authoritarian practices. Politically, this research unsettles conventional policy discourses and practices, as well as mainstream policy silos, by investigating how urban poverty governance aligns with wider political aims, such as the production of wealth, the securing of a willing and able workforce, and the promotion of order and stability. In this way, this research strives to open up space for new ways of thinking and acting upon mass inequalities that define the global present. Related research: "Bio-gentrification: Vulnerability Bio-value Chains in Gentrifying Neighbourhoods," URBAN GEOGRAPHY, 36, 2 (2015): 277-299; "The Silence of Urban Aboriginal Policy in New Brunswick," in URBAN ABORIGINAL POLICY MAKING IN CANADIAN MUNICIPALITIES, Evelyn Peters, ed. (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press) ; "Making Space in Vancouver’s East End from Leonard Marsh to the Vancouver Agreement," BC STUDIES, 169 (2011), 7-49; "From Africville to Globalville: Race, Poverty, and Urban Governance in Halifax, Nova Scotia," in RACE, NEIGHBORHOODS, AND THE MISUSE OF SOCIAL CAPITAL, James Jennings, ed. (New York: Plagrave Macmillan, 2007) , 133-143; "The Voluntary Sector and the Realignment of Government: A Street-level Study," CANADIAN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, 49, 3 (2006), 375-392 (With Jacqueline Low). Please also refer to the RELATIONAL POVERTY NETWORK website at http://depts.washington.edu/relpov/governing-urban-poverty-boston-dublin-vancouver/

Experiential Learning in Political Science

Summary: 
This project aims to develop and apply experiential teaching and learning techniques to ignite in students a passion for studying politics and power. For further information on how I have used experiential learning, please see the Department of Political Science Newsletter (2015), p. 3, http://www.yorku.ca/laps/pols/documents/FINAL-2015LAPSPoliticalScienceNewsletter.pdf.

All Publications

Book Chapters

Karen Bridget Murray. (2015) . Governing ‘unwed mothers’ in Toronto at the turn of the twentieth century. In Regulating Sexuality in Early Twentieth Century: The Moral, The Normal, and the Deviant Sexuality in the Early 20th Century: The Canadian Historical Modules Project , Cynthia Comacchio, ed., http://www.visions.nelson.com/module/9780176584429_Module_47.pdf. Invited reprint of article first published in The Canadian Historical Review. PEER REVIEWED.

Karen Bridget Murray. (2012) . The silence of urban aboriginal policy in New Brunswick. In Urban Aboriginal Policy Making in the Municipalities (Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press). See the open access penultimate version at The Relational Poverty Network: http://depts.washington.edu/relpov/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Murray_2015_pre-print.pdf. PEER REVIEWED.

Karen Bridget Murray. (2008) .The patterning of political representation in Halifax. In Caroline Andrew, John Biles, Myer Siemiatycki, and Erin Tolley, eds. Electing a Diverse Canada: The Representation of Immigrants, Minorities and Women . Vancouver: UBC Press. PEER REVIEWED.

Karen Bridget Murray. (2007) . From Africville to globalville: race, poverty, and urban Governance in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In James Jennigs, ed. Race, Neighbourhoods, and the Misuse of Social Capital. pp. 133-143. New York: Palsgrave Macmillan.

Karen Bridget Murray. (2007) . Governmentality and the shifting winds of policy studies. In M. Smith and M. Orsini, eds. Critical Public Policy: Canadian Perspectives. pp. 161-184. Vancouver: UBC Press. PEER REVIEWED.

Karen Bridget Murray. (2006) . The realignment of government in the provinces. In Christopher Dunn, ed. Provinces: Canadian Provincial Politics, 2nd ed. Scarborough: Broadview Press, with student research assistance from Victoria Miernicki. PEER REVIEWED.

Karen Bridget Murray. (1994) . A reconnaissance of Canadian administrative reform during the early 1990s. Co-author Evert Lindquist. Invited reprint of Canadian Public Administration article for Christopher Dunn, ed. Provinces: Canadian Provincial Politics, pp. 277-300. Scarborough: Broadview Press. PEER REVIEWED.

Journal Articles

Karen Bridget Murray. 2017. The violence within: Canadian modern statehood and the pan-territorial residential school ideal. Canadian Journal of Political Science. PEER REVIEWED.

Karen Bridget Murray. (2016) . Excavating working-class histories in Dublin. Genealogical Society of Ireland Journal, 17: 25-32.

Karen Bridget Murray. (2015) . Bio-gentrification: vulnerability bio-value chains in gentrifying neighbourhoods. Urban Geography, 36, 2: 277-299. See the open access penultimate version available at The Relational Poverty Network, http://depts.washington.edu/relpov/bio-gentrification-vulnerability-bio-value-chains-in-gentrifying-neighbourhoods/ PEER REVIEWED.

Karen Bridget Murray. (2015) . Reclaiming the people’s memory. In Jody Berland, ed. Canada Watch: The Politics of Evidence, http://robarts.info.yorku.ca/canada-watch/.

Karen Bridget Murray. (2015) . Facing down R. B. Bennett, ActiveHistory.ca, September 30, http://activehistory.ca/2015/09/facing-down-r-b-bennett/.

Karen Bridget Murray. (2015) . Reclaiming the people's memory, ActiveHistory.ca. Invited reprint of article published in Canada Watch: The Politics of Evidence, September 23, 2015, http://activehistory.ca/2015/09/reclaiming-the-peoples-memory/

Karen Bridget Murray. (2014) . Feminization through poverty. Politics and Culture: Materialist Feminisms against Neoliberalisms, March 10, https://politicsandculture.org/2014/03/10/feminization-through-poverty-by-karen-bridget-murray/. PEER REVIEWED.

Karen Bridget Murray. (2011) . Making space in Vancouver’s East End from Leonard Marsh to the Vancouver Agreement." BC Studies, 169: 7-49, http://ojs.library.ubc.ca/index.php/bcstudies/article/viewFile/446/2301. PEER REVIEWED.

Karen Bridget Murray. (2010) . Urban poverty and spatialized governmentalities in Vancouver: a study of Grandview Woodland, Transdisciplinary Studies in Population Health, 2, 2: 98-111.

Karen Bridget Murray, et al. (2006) . The voluntary sector and the realignment of government: a street-level study. Canadian Public Administration, 49, 3, 375-392. PEER REVIEWED.

Karen Bridget Murray. (2006) . Lay acquiescence to medical dominance: reflections on the active citizenship thesis. Social Theory and Health, 4, 2: 109-127. With Jacqueline Low. PEER REVIEWED.

Karen Bridget Murray. (2005) . Too little, too slow, too late: raining on the Human Rights Act amendment parade in New Brunswick. Canadian Review of Social Policy, 55: 27-31.

Karen Bridget Murray. (2004) . Governing ‘unwed mothers’ in Toronto at the turn of the twentieth century. Canadian Historical Review, 85, 2: 253-276. PEER REVIEWED.

Karen Bridget Murray. (2004) . Do not disturb: "vulnerable populations" in Canadian federal government policy discourses and practices. Canadian Journal of Urban Research, 13, 1: 50-69. PEER REVIEWED.

Karen Bridget Murray. (1994) . A reconnaissance of Canadian administrative reform during the early 1990s. Canadian Public Administration, 37, 3: 468-489, with Evert Lindquist. PEER REVIEWED.

Book Reviews

Karen Bridget Murray. (2015) . Review of Colonial Genocide in North America, edited by Alexander Laban Hinton, Andrew Woolford, and Jeff Benvenuto (Durham, NC: Duke University Press), prepared for the Canadian Journal of History. 50, 3: 353-357.

Karen Bridget Murray. (2011/2012) . Review of Human Welfare, Rights, and Social Activism: Rethinking the Legacy of J.S. Wordsworth, edited by Jane Pulkingham. BC Studies, 172: 141-145.

Karen Bridget Murray. (2006) . Review of Telling Tales: Living the Effects of Public Policy, edited by Sheila Neysmith, Kate Bezanson, and Anne O’Connell, Halifax: Fernwood Publishing, Atlantis, 31, 1.

Karen Bridget Murray. (2006) . Review of Tending the Gardens of Citizenship: Child Saving in Toronto, 1880s-1920s, by Xiaobei Chen (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005, Social History/Histoire Sociale, 39, 77.

Policy Papers

Karen Bridget Murray. (2008) . Challenging discourses in health policy research: the case of "lone mothers." Halifax: Centre for Excellence in Women's Health, pp. 1-12, http://www.dal.ca/content/dam/dalhousie/pdf/ace-women-health/ACEWH_health_policy_lone_mothers.pdf

Karen Bridget Murray. (2005) . Grandview Woodland (Vancouver): summary of results. Prepared for the Health, Governance and Citizenship Project, University of New Brunswick (Fredericton), with Margaret Condon of the Social Planning and Research Council of British Columbia.

Karen Bridget Murray. (2005) . The toils of two cities: governing health and citizenship in Fredericton and Saint John, New Brunswick. Report funded by the Department of Health, Province of New Brunswick.


Teaching:

Approach To Teaching
My teaching is premised upon the understanding that learning is collaborative and best pursued experientially. The pedagogical objective is to create opportunities for shared learning, skills development, and the creation of new knowledge that helps us grasp the character of power dynamics operating in relation to the potential for freedom and justice in Canada and beyond. For a discussion of some of the ways that I have incorporated experiential learning at the undergraduate level, please see the Department of Political Science Newsletter (2015), p. 3, http://www.yorku.ca/laps/pols/documents/FINAL-2015LAPSPoliticalScienceNewsletter.pdf.