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Jacqui Gingras

Dr. Jacqui Gingras

Associate Professor & Undergraduate Program Director
EducationBSc (University of British Columbia), MSc (University of Alberta), PhD (Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia, Curriculum and Instruction)
OfficeJOR-315
Phone416-979-5000 x557726

Areas of Expertise: 

social health movements; health activism; healthism; weight stigma; fat studies; sociology of work/health professions; scholarship on teaching and learning; sociology of education 

Research: 

My research explores social health movements, fat studies, critical pedagogies, and decolonization of higher education and health professions within the entanglements of colonial neoliberal economics and intersectional feminisms. I have published in the Fat Studies Journal, Journal of Sociology, and Critical Public Health. And, I am the founding editor of the Journal of Critical Dietetics,, opens in new window an open-access, peer-reviewed journal.

Websites:

ryerson.academia.edu/JacquiGingras, external link, opens in new window

ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-8854-6574, external link, opens in new window

Courses:

Graduate Program Membership:

  • Communication & Culture

Community & Professional Service:

  • I am the Sociology Ungraduate Program Director
  • I serve on the Political Action Committee of the university Faculty Association
  • I ran as a New Democrat in the 2015 federal election

Recent Publications:

Gingras, J. and J.J. Stranz. 2022. "The magical thinking that permits anti-fat experts to fight fat stigma while also fighting fat." in Fat Studies in Canada: (Re)mapping the field (pp. 146-170), edited by A. Taylor, K. Ioannoni, C. Evans, R. Bahra, A. Scriver, & M. Friedman. Toronto: Inanna Publications.

Friedman, M. and J. Gingras. 2022. "'(How) can we speak of this?' Opening into the dark spaces of maternal regret, choice, and the unknowable" in Maternal Regret: Resistances, Renunciations, and Reflections, external link, opens in new window (pp.239-254), edited by A. O’Reilly. Bradford, ON: Demeter Press.

Friedman, M., K. Lichtfuss, L. Martignetti and J. Gingras. 2021. “It feels a bit like drowning”: Expectations and Experiences of Motherhood during COVID-19., external link, opens in new window Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture & Social Justice 42(1).  

Brady, J., J. Gingras and K. LeBesco. 2019. “Because…’obesity’: Reframing blame in food studies” in Feminist food studies: Exploring intersectionality, external link (pp. 103-122), edited by B. Parker, J. Brady, E. Power, & S. Belyea. Toronto: Women’s Press.

Gingras, J. and J. Brady. 2019. “The history of Critical Dietetics: The story of finding each other” in Critical dietetics and nutrition studies, external link (pp. 1-14), edited by J. Coveney and S. Booth. New York: Springer.

MacPhail, D., J. Brady and J. Gingras. 2017. Exposed social flesh: Towards an embodied fat pedagogy., external link Fat Studies Journal 6(1): 17-37.

Gingras, J., Y. Asada, J. Brady and L. Aphramor. 2017. “Critical dietetics: Challenging the profession from within” in Critical perspectives in food studies, 2nd ed., external link (pp. 95-107), edited by M. Koc, J. Sumner and A. Winson. New York: Oxford University Press.

Gingras, J., P. Robinson, J. Waddell and L. Cooper (eds.). 2016. Teaching as scholarship: Preparing students for professional practice in community services., external link Toronto, ON: Wilfrid Laurier Press.

Brady, J.L., and J. Gingras. 2016. “Celebrating unruly experiences: Queering health at every size as a response to the politics 
of postponement” in Obesity in Canada: Critical perspectives, external link (pp. 399-418), edited by J. Ellison, D. McPhail and W. Mitchinson. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.