Dr. Rachel Brickner

Rachel Brickner

Office Location:

BAC 220

Contact Numbers:

Ph: (902) 585-1349
Fax: (902) 585-1070








B.A. (Michigan State, 1997)
Ph.D. (McGill, 2005)

Research/Teaching Interests:

  • Workers' activism and labour rights, especially for women, migrants, and public sector employees
  • Democratic citizenship in theory and practice
  • Civil society and social movements
  • Politics of the Americas
  • Gender and development



Selected Publications:

Migration, Globalization, and the State (ed.) (2013) UK: Palgrave MacMillan.

“Gender Conscientization, Social Movement Unionism, and Labor Revitalization: A Perspective from Mexico,” Labor History 54 (1), 21-41.

“Art Galleries, Academia, and Women in Fur Masks: A Case Study of Using Visual Art to Promote Engaged Classroom Learning” with Laurie Dalton, Atlantis: A Woman’s Studies Journal/Revue d’études sur les femmes 35 (2): 75-85.

“Union Democracy, Feminist Activism, and Gender Equity Rights in Mexico,”  Journal of Latin American Studies 42 (4): 749-77.

“The Missing Link: Gender, Immigration Policy, and the Live-in Caregivers Program in Canada” with Christine Straehle, Policy and Society 29 (4): 309-20.