Campus Directory: Muriel Mellow

University of Lethbridge

Muriel Mellow
Associate Dean
Arts & Science, Dean's Office
Office: A566 (University Hall)
Phone: (403) 380-1813
Email:
Faculty
Sociology Dept
Office: A566 (University Hall)
Phone: (403) 380-1813

Degrees

Ph.D. (Sociology), Ph.D. (Sociology)

Expertise

Work (paid and unpaid), Gender, Professional work, Volunteer work, Qualitative research methods, Work (paid and unpaid), Gender, Professional work, Volunteer work, Qualitative research methods

Research Areas

Work of rural professionals, including issues of relationships to clientele and work-family balance, Role of volunteers in hospitals, Reflexivity in quantitative methods, Work of rural professionals, including issues of relationships to clientele and work-family balance, Role of volunteers in hospitals, Reflexivity in quantitative methods

Previous Research Areas

Conceptualizations of work, Work-family balance, Professional work and gender, Rural clergy, Volunteer work, Personal safety, Conceptualizations of work, Work-family balance, Professional work and gender, Rural clergy, Volunteer work, Personal safety

Selected Publications

"Hospital Volunteers and Carework." Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology. Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, 2000, volume 44, number 4.

Defining Work: Gender, Professional Work, and the Case of Rural Clergy. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press. (2007).

"Women and Volunteer Work." Essay in Sociology of Gender by Lori Beaman and Beverly Matthews. Toronto: Pearson Education. (2006).

Safety First: Improving Campus Safety at the University of Lethbridge, Final Report. (with Karyann Adams). Prepared for the Campus Women's Centre, The University of Lethbridge. (2006).

"The Work of Rural Professionals: Doing the Gemeinschaft-Gesellschaft Gavotte." Rural Sociology 70, 1:50-69. (2005).

"A Bulwark in a Busy World: The Meaning of Family for Rural Clergy." Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 31,6: 706-28. (2002).

"Gendered Divisions of Labour: The Relationship Between Professional and Volunteer Work" in Feminism(s) Challenge the Traditional Disciplines: Proceedings of a Colloquium in Honour of Peta Tancred. Montreal: McGill Centre for Research and Teaching on Women. (2001).

In The Media

The Value of Volunteers; Community Report 2003.

Little progress made in gender wage gap; Lethbridge Herald; June 13, 2007.

Current Research and Creative Activity

TitleLocationGrant InformationPrincipal InvestigatorCo Researchers
Librarians, Gender and Work NA, On-going.

Work of rural professionals Alberta University of Lethbridge Research Fund, $4,500, 2007-08.

Muriel Mellow, University of Lethbridge
Work of rural professionals - Alberta University of Lethbridge Research Fund, $4,500, 2007-08.

Muriel Mellow, University of Lethridge

Previous Research

TitleGrant AgencyCompletion Date
Safety First: Improving Campus Safety at The University of Lethbridge NA 2006
Between Work and Vocation: Rural Ministry and the Struggle for the Soul of Canada Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) - Community University Research Alliance 2004
Hospital Volunteers and Emotional Labour Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council A-4 grant (SSHRC) 2004
Safety First: Improving Campus Safety at The University of Lethbridge, Final Report NA 2005
Between Work and Vocation: Rural Ministry and the Struggle for the Soul of Canada Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) - Community University Research Alliance - Letter of Intent (unsuccessful) 2004
Hospital Volunteers and Emotional Labour Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) 2004


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