Faculty

Carmen PoulinCarmen Poulin Ph.D

Title: Associate Dean of Arts & Professor

Previous Degrees/Licensing/Training Obtained:

1982     Queen's University (M.A.), Psychology
1989    Queen's University (Ph.D.), Psychology
LICENSURE:  (1989 - Present) Licensed Psychologist, Province of Québec

My research interests focuses on the social organisation of the everyday life of women and marginalised individuals in particular institutions, and the cognitive schemata and coping strategies they use to make sense of, and deal with, their reality. The epistemological tradition that guides my research is based on a feminist understanding of the social world, and centrally situates the experience of marginalised groups. I have been particularly interested in the following areas: women in non-traditional work place (e.g., Female firefighters), Sexualities (e.g., Lesbians and gays in the military forces), Ageing in place (e.g., 90+ year old individuals living independently in their own home), and the role and place of (feminist) women in the History of Psychology.

Personal website: http://www.p-sec.org/

Recent or Selected Publications:

Gouliquer, L., Poulin, C., & Lesmana, M. (2015). Mobility Boundaries Between Home, Community and Beyond: Experiences of the Exceptionally Old Living in a Canadian Province. Qualitative Sociology Review, XI (3), 124 – 150.

MacArthur, H., & Poulin, C. (2012). Provoking a “Storm:” Gender Schema Theory and the Public’s Reaction to a Genderless Child. Journal of
Psychological Inquiry, 17 (2), 41-44.

Poulin, C., & Gouliquer, L. (2012). Clandestine existences and secret research: Eliminating official discrimination in the Canadian military and going public in academia. Journal of Lesbian Studies,16:1, 54-64

Poulin, C., Gouliquer, L., & Moore, J. (2009). Discharged for Homosexuality from the Canadian military: Health Implications for Lesbians. Feminism & Psychology, 19(4) 497-516.

Poulin, C. (2007). It made us think differently:  Unger’s 'Toward a Redefinition of Sex and Gender.' Feminism & Psychology, 17, 435 - 441.

Bergeron, S., Cenn, C., & Poulin, C. (Eds.)(2006). Special Canadian Issue of Feminism & Psychology, 16(3).

Gouliquer, L., & Poulin, C. (2005).  For Better and for Worse: Psychological Demands and Structural Impacts of the Military on Gay Servicewomen and their Partners in Long-term Relationships.  In D. Pawluch, W. Shaffir & C. Miall (Eds.), Doing ethnography: Studying everyday life. (pp. 323-335). Toronto: Canadian Scholars' Press Inc.

Recent Scholarly Presentations:

Chen, C.-F., Gouliquer, L., & Poulin, C., (2016). Getting Prescriptions in Taiwan Heath Care System: How the duration(length) of Prescription for Chronic Disease Medications Complicates the Lives of Oldest-old 85+. Aging & Society: An Interdisciplinary Conference: Sixth Interdisciplinary Conference. Norrköping, Sweden (5 - 6 October).

Poulin, C., Chen, C.-F., & Gouliquer, L. (2016). Implicit and Explicit Gender Division in Long Term Care: A comparison between Taiwan and Canada. Aging & Society: An Interdisciplinary Conference: Sixth Interdisciplinary Conference. Norrköping, Sweden (5 - 6 October).

Lesmana, M., Poulin, C., Gouliquer, L., Hamilton, H. (2016). Female firefighters in leadership roles: “There’s no line up for the washrooms!” Poster-presentation at the 77th annual convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Victoria, Canada, June 9 - 11.

Gouliquer, L., Poulin, C., Moore, A., & Pineau, C. (2016) Disrupting Ageist Stereotypes with I-Poem poetics: Turning Old on its Head! The 33rd Annual Qualitative Analysis Conference, St. Catharines, ON, (11 - 13 May).

Poulin, C., & Gouliquer, L. (2015). Aging, Women, and Firefighting: Just like oil and water! Aging & Society: An Interdisciplinary Conference: Fifth Interdisciplinary Conference. Washington, DC (5 - 6 November).

Mabey, A., Webb, K., Lesmana, M., Gouliquer, L., & Poulin, C. (2015). Women’s Experiences Negotiating the Dual Role of Mother and Student in Canadian Universities. Workshop given at the Section on Women & Psychology Institute; Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) convention, Ottawa, Ontario, 2 June.

Lesmana, M., Poulin, C., & Gouliquer, L.,  (2015). The experience of female firefighters: Confronting Ageism and Sexism. Poster-presentation at the 76th annual convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Ottawa, Canada, June 3-6.

Gouliquer, L., Poulin, C., & Lesmana, M. (2014). What Do Pets Have to Do with It? Older Adults, Neoliberalism, and the Replaceable/Disposable Family. Atlantic Centre for Qualitative Research & Analysis: Qualitative Luncheon, St-Thomas University. Fredericton, NB (21 November). 

Lesmana, M., Gouliquer, L., & Poulin, C. (2014). Experiences of the exceptionally old living in New Brunswick: Friends, ageism, and health. 6th Annual New Brunswick Health Research Conference. Delta Beausejour Moncton, NB (13 -14 – November).

Gouliquer, L., Poulin, C., & Lesmana, M. (2014). What Do Pets Have to Do with It? Understanding the Ninety-plus Year Olds in the Neoliberal Era. Aging & Society: An Interdisciplinary Conference: Fourth Interdisciplinary Conference. Manchester, UK (7 - 8 November).

Mabey, A., Gouliquer, L., Poulin, C., (2014) Its just a roof over our heads: Housing Issues of Single Mothers on Social Assistance in New Brunswick, The 31st Annual Qualitative Analysis Conference, London, ON, (25-27 June).

Webb, K., Burdett, F., Poulin, C., & Gouliquer, L. (2014). "Crossing Personal Boundaries: The Experience of Breastfeeding in New Brunswick Hospitals", 31th Qualitative Analysis Conference – Brescia University, London, ON (25-27 June).

Silva, C.F., Poulin, C., & Gouliquer, L. (2014). Formal and informal care: What do Brazilian and Canadian elders have to say? 31th Qualitative Analysis Conference – Brescia University, London, ON (25-27 June).

Lesmana, M., Gouliquer, L., & Poulin, C. (2014, June).  Physical consequences of being old and their impact on independence and social life. 31th Qualitative Analysis Conference – Brescia University, London, ON (25-27 June).

Gouliquer, L., & Poulin, C. (2014). Boundaries of aging: How you feel about it and how I feel about it! 31th Qualitative Analysis Conference – Brescia University, London, ON (25-27 June).

Lesmana, M., Gouliquer, L., & Poulin, C. (2014). How does neoliberalism influence the 4th age? Experiences of people aged 90 and over. Poster-presentation at the 75th annual convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Vancouver, Canada, June 5.

Webb, K., Burdett, F., Poulin, C., & Gouliquer, L. (2014). "Giving Birth in New Brunswick: How Labour Induction Practices Complicate Women's Experiences", 75th Annual Canadian Psychological Association Convention, Vancouver, Canada, June 7. 

Mabey, A., Gouliquer, L., & Poulin, C., (2014) "Poverty without Hope: The Experiences of Single Mothers Living on Social Assistance in New Brunswick, Canada," 75th Annual Canadian Psychological Association Convention, Vancouver, Canada, June 5.

Teaching interests:

Undergraduate courses: Psychology of women, Topical Seminar in Sex & Gender, History of Psychology, Qualitative Research Methods.

Graduate courses: Qualitative research methods.

Any Professional Awards/Honours:

June 2014:  Nominated for the Allan P. Stuart Award for Excellence in Teaching.

June 2014: Distinguished Member Award, Section on Women & Psychology Canadian Psychological Association.

June 2013: Award for Contributions to the Field of Women and Feminist Psychology, Section on Women & Psychology, Canadian Psychological Association.

October 2012: Nominated for the Allan P. Stuart Award for Excellence in Teaching.

June 2012: Teaching Award for Full-time Faculty Members, UNB Arts Faculty.

June 2011: Mentorship Award, Section on Women & Psychology, Canadian Psychological Association. Presented in recognition of the contributions to students’ development through exceptional feminist mentoring.

March 2010:  Awarded a Certificate of Recognition by the Leadership Institute For Women in Psychology in recognition of outstanding career achievements and demonstrated leadership potential. 

American Psychological Association, Committee on Women in Psychology and Women’s Programs Office.

Contact Information:

Carmen Poulin

Psychology Department
University of New Brunswick
PO Box 4400
Fredericton, New Brunswick
Canada,  E3B 5A3

Tel: (506) 458-7800
Fax: (506) 447-3063