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. Her most recent research, funded by SSHRC, looks at the labour conditions of nurses in El Salvador and Nicaragua, and how these have been affected by the post-neoliberal turn in both of these countries' approaches to health-care policy. Her past projects have focused on social movements in El Salvador related to land reform and to neoliberal health-care restructuring. Issues of gender justice in the developing country context are another area of interest, and have been a theme of several courses she has taught.
2018. "Obstacles to Nurses’ Labour Militancy in Central America: Toward a Framework for Cross-National Comparison of Nurses’ Collective Action." Labor Studies Journal. Forthcoming.
2018. "Patriarchy, new left post-neoliberalism, and the valuing of care work: the labor conditions of Nicaraguan nurses under Sandinismo’s 'second stage'". Latin America Research Review. Forthcoming.
2018. "Nurses’ Labor Conditions, Gender, and the Value of Care Work in Post-Neoliberal El Salvador." Critical Sociology 44: 4/5. Forthcoming. Online DOI http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0896920516675203
2015. What Nurses Do: A Glimpse of their Work in El Salvador's Public Health-Care System. e-book, self-published. http://issuu.com/lisakowalchuk/docs/wnd_8feb_issuu
2015. El Quehacer de las Enfermera: Un Vistazo a su Labor en el Sistema de Salud Publica de El Salvavdor. libro electronico. Auto-publicado. http://issuu.com/lisakowalchuk/docs/quehacer_8feb_issu