Dr Jennie Hornosty

Jennie HornostyProfessor - Retired
PhD (York University), MA (Dalhousie University), BA (University of California at Berkeley)

As well as teaching in sociology, Jennie Hornosty is involved with the women’s studies programme. Her current teaching interests are in health and illness, sociological theory, and the sociology of women and gender. Most of her recent research has been on wife abuse in farm and rural communities, specifically to understand structural barriers which create obstacles for women naming abuse and leaving abusive relationship. Currently with co-investigator Dr. Deborah Doherty, she is exploring the links between firearms, family violence and animal abuse in rural areas. In both teaching and research, she is committed to feminist and critical perspectives.

Selected Publications

  • Hornosty, J. and Doherty, D. (2004) “Resistance and change: Building a framework for helping abused rural women,” in Beyond Geographical and Disciplinary Boundaries. Human Services in Rural Canada (edited by B. Cheers, R. Clews, A. Powers and L. Carawan), Rural Social Work, 9:106–117.
  • Hornosty, J. (2004). “Corporate challenges to academic freedom and gender equity,” in M. Reimer (Ed), Inside corporate u: Women in the academy speak out. Toronto: Sumach Press, pp. 43–66.
  • Doherty, D. and Hornosty, J. (2004). “Abuse in a Rural and Farm Context,” in M. L. Stirling, A. Cameron, N. Nason-Clark, B. Miedema (Eds) Understanding abuse: Partnering for change. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, pp. 55-81.
  • Hornosty, J. and Doherty, D. (2003) “Responding to wife abuse in farm and rural Communities: Searching for solutions that work,” in R.Blake and A. Nurse (Eds). The trajectories of rural life: New perspectives on rural Canada. Regina: Canadian Plains Research Centre and the Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy.
  • Hornosty, J. (2000) “Academic freedom in social context,” in S. Kahn and D. Pavlich (Eds) Academic freedom and the inclusive university. British Columbia: University of British Columbia Press.
  • Hornosty, J. (1998) “Balancing child care and work,” in J. Stalker and S. Prentice (Eds). The Illusion of Inclusion. Halifax: Fernwood Publishing.
  • Hornosty, J. (1995). “Wife abuse in rural regions: Structural problems in leaving abusive relationships - a case study in Canada,” in F.Vanclay (Ed). “With a Rural Focus”. Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia: Centre for Rural Social Research, Charles Sturt University, pp. 21-34.
  • Hornosty, J. (1995). “Balancing principles of equality, equity and diversity with ‘academic freedom’”, Selected papers, Conference Proceedings, Women, culture and universities: A chilly climate, Sydney, NSW, Australia: University of Technology, pp. 74-83.
  • Hornosty, J. (1991). Evaluation of the sexual assault provisions of Bill C-127, Fredericton and Saint John, N.B: Research Report, Department of Justice, Canada.
  • Hornosty, J. (1984). “The church in Latin America turns left: Recent developments and implications.” The Midwest Quarterly (A Journal of Contemporary Thought), XXV(3):310-324.


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Dr Jennie Hornosty

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Phone: (506) 453-4849