Name Katelan Dunn
School School of Liberal Studies
  • Bachelor of Public Relations 

  • Bachelor of Community and Criminal Justice 

  • Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting, Audit and Information Technology 

  • Bachelor of Applied Technology – Architecture – Project and Facility Management 

  • Bachelor of Engineering – Mechanical Systems Engineering 

  • Integrated Telecommunications and Computer Technologies

Academic and Professional Designations 2011 PhD, Sociology, McMaster University (Candidate) 
2009 Master's, Sociology, University of Western Ontario 
2007 Honours BA., Sociology, McMaster University
Title Professor
Courses Taught
  • COMM1030 Interpersonal and Group Dynamics
  • LIBS1580 Multiculturalism
  • PSYC1080 Social Psychology: Social Thinking
  • CDEV1120 Career Options
  • BUS1080 Human Relations
Areas of Expertise & Interest
  • Social Inequality and Stratification
  • Gender Equality
  • Cultural Sociology
Industry Experience, Professional Currency Activities 2015-Present Vice-Chair, Burlington Inclusivity Advisory Committee (City of Burlington)
Major Research Projects, Scholarly Activities, and/or Publications


  • Dunn, Katelan. 2016. Review of Jody Agius Vallejo. Immigration and Work (Sage Publications, 2015) in Contemporary Sociology. 
  • Dunn, Katelan. 2015. Review of Ana Villalobos. Motherload: Making it all Better in Insecure Times (University of California Press, 2014) in Gender & Society. 
  • Dunn, Katelan. 2014. Review of Dimitra Hartas. Parenting, Family Policy and Children's Well-Being in an Unequal Society: A New Culture War for Parents (Palgrave MacMillan, 2014) in Canadian Journal of Sociology. 
Textbook Review: 

  • Dunn, Katelan. 2015. Review of Sherry Devereaux Ferguson and Jenepher Lennox Terrion. Communication in Everyday Life (Oxford University Press, 2014).
Additional Information I joined the Liberal Studies department in January 2011. have has earned degrees in Sociology from McMaster University and the University of Western Ontario. Prior to coming to Conestoga, I worked as a researcher at the Offord Centre for Child Studies and as an undergraduate teaching assistant.

My research interests and publications centre around gender and inequality, particularly social policy, the experiences of motherhood and parenting, occupational sex segregation, and explorations of how cultural definitions of work can anchor and reproduce inequality in the workforce.

am currently Vice-Chair of the City of Burlington's Inclusivity Advisory Committee and has been published in Canadian, American and European sociological journals.

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