Broadly speaking, I am interested in the sociology of crime. Much ofmy work revolves around understanding the correspondence between crime and dynamic social contexts and life circumstances. I examine how life course events and processes shape stability and change in criminal and...
Lisa Kowalchuk received her B.A. in Sociology at McMaster University, her M.A. in Sociology from McGill University, and her Ph.D. in Sociology from York University. She taught for four years at St. Mary’s University in Halifax before joining U of Guelph in July 2004.
“Mobilizing Resistance to Privatization: Communication Strategies of Salvadoran Health-Care Activists,” Social Movement Studies: Journal of Social, Cultural and Political Protest (2011) 10 (2): 151-173.
“Can Movement Tactics Influence Media Coverage: Healthcare Coverage in the Salvadorean News.” Latin American Research Review 44:2 (June 2009) (forthcoming)
“The Discourse of Demobilization: Shifts in Activist Priorities and the Framing of Political Opportunities in a Peasant Land Struggle”, The Sociological Quarterly 46:2 (Spring 2005), pp. 237-261.
Pierce, Jen with Lisa Kowalchuk “Faith, Activism, and the Churches in Canada: Lessons from the Canada-Guatemala Solidarity Movement”, Studies in Religion 34: 3&4 (Summer/Fall 2005).
“Peasant Struggle, Political Opportunities, and the Unfinished Agrarian Reform in El Salvador,” The Canadian Journal of Sociology 28:3 (September 2003), pp. 309-340.
“To Compete or Cooperate?: Conflict and Coalition in the Salvadorean Peasant Movement,” The European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies 74 (April 2003), pp. 43-63.
“Asymmetrical Alliances, Organizational Democracy, and Peasant Protest in El Salvador”, The Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology 40:3 (September 2003), pp. 291-309.