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Krista Robson Ph.D.

Discipline/Program
Humanities & Social Sciences
Sociology
Office
Room 3109
Phone
403.314.2499
Biography

Dr. Krista Robson teaches Sociology at Red Deer College. She teaches in the area of criminology, aging, gender and offers Community Service-Learning opportunities for students in all these courses. She has worked on different community-based, collaborative research projects in recent years; topics have included - HIV/AIDS in Aboriginal Communities, Immigrant Women’s Economic Security and Ethics & Research with Aboriginal Communities.

Education

Ph.D. Sociology, Queen’s University
M.A. Criminology, Simon Fraser University
B.A. Criminology, Simon Fraser University

Main Areas of Teaching

Aging, Canadian Women’s Movement, Criminology, Gender & Sexuality, Qualitative Research Methods, Sociology of Law, Work.

Scholarly Activity

Publications & Conference Presentations:

  • Robson, K. 2018. PANEL MEMBER. "Incorporating Indigenous Ways of Knowing into Applied Research". Panel created by CICan for the Canadian Science Policy Conference. Ottawa, November 2018
  • Robson, K., M. Edwards Thomson, V. Cardinal-Widmark, L. Desjarlais. 2018. "The Academic Librarian’s Role in Supporting Indigenous Research." CONFERENCE PRESENTATION. Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians. University of Regina, May 2018
  • Robson, K., M. Edwards Thomson, V. Cardinal-Widmark, L. Desjarlais. 2018. "Walking Together: Recognizing and Overcoming Institutional Barriers to OCAP ®." CONFERENCE PRESENTATION. Colleges and Institutes Canada. Victoria, BC, April 2018.
  • Robson, K., M. Edwards Thomson, V. Cardinal-Widmark, L. Desjarlais. 2017. "Walking Together: Applying OCAP® to College Research in Central Alberta." PROJECT REPORT. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.  
  • Robson, K. and M. Van Bavel. 2016 “Engaging Sociological Imaginations: Community-Service Learning and Student Engagement in Collaborative Community-Based Research”  CONFERENCE PRESENTATION. Canadian Association of Community Service Learning: Impact for Sustainability. Mount Royal University May 2016.
  • Robson, K., M. Edwards Thomson, and D. Quirk. 2015 “When Ethics and SoTL Meet: Creating an Ethics-Friendly Research Community.” CONFERENCE PRESENTATION. Symposium on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Mount Royal University / Banff, AB, November 2015. 
  • Robson, K. and C. Chai. 2015 “Engaging Sociological Imaginations through Community Partnerships: An RDC Experience.” CONFERENCE PRESENTATION. Dalhousie Conference on University Teaching and Learning: The Significance of Community Engagement for Student Learning. Dalhousie University, April 2015.
  • CAIWA, C. Chai and K. Robson. 2014. “Economic Security of Immigrant Women: A Gender Based Analysis.”  PROJECT REPORT. Submitted to Status of Women Canada.
  • Joudrey, R., and Robson, K. 2010. “Practicing Medicine in Two Countries: South African Physicians in Canada.” Sociology of Health & Illness,  vol.32, issue 4, pp. 528–544
  • Robson, K. 2010. “Good, Responsible Parenting: Child Support Guidelines in an Era of Neo-Liberalism.” Canadian Journal of Law & Society, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 129-148.
  • Robson, K. 2008. “‘Wrapped in the Flag of the Child’: Divorced Parents’ Perceptions of and Experiences with the Federal Child Support Guidelines.” Canadian Journal of Family Law, vol. 24, pp.285-319.
  • Robson, K. 2005. “‘Canada’s Most Notorious Bad Mother’: The Newspaper Coverage of the Jordan Heikamp Inquest.” Canadian Review of Sociology & Anthropology, vol. 42, no. 2, pp.217-232.
  • Robson, K. 2010. “‘Who Failed Ms. Rogers?’: Reaction to the Death of One Ontario Welfare Cheat.  Atlantis: A Woman Studies Journal, September: Online only.
  • Robson, K. 2010. “Unfair Guidelines: A Gendered Analysis of the Federal Child Support Guidelines.”  Journal of the Association of Research on Mothering, vol.6, no.1. pp.93-108

Professional / Red Deer College Leadership:
Chair, Research Ethics Board

Awards:

Recognition of Scholarly Activity. Red Deer College. 2020. Recognition for Community-Based Partnership Research Project and SSHRC Publication: Making Life Easier: A Participatory Assessment of Services for Immigrant Women in Central Alberta. Co-Applicant with Dr. Choon-Lee Chai. 

Recognition of Scholarly Activity. Red Deer College. 2019.
Recognition for Inisoteyahk – Walking Together: Applying OCAP ® to College Research in Central Alberta. Co-Applicant with Michelle Edwards Thomson, Vickie Cardinal-Widmark, Lloyd Desjarlais

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Knowledge Synthesis Grant.  
Nov 2016 - Dec 2017
“Applying OCAP ® to college research in Central Alberta: What do we know?” Co-Applicant with Michelle Edwards Thomson, Vickie Cardinal-Widmark
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Community and College Social Innovation Grant.  June 2015-June 2018
“Making Life Easier: A Participatory Assessment of Programs and Services for Immigrant Women in Central Alberta.” Co-Applicant with Dr. Choon-Lee Chai

Recognition of Scholarly Activity. Red Deer College.  2014
Recognition for contribution to Women’s Economic Security project, collaboration with Central Alberta Immigrant Women’s Association. Co-recipient with Dr. Choon-Lee Chai

Award of Excellence. Red Deer College.  2013
Recognition for contribution to learning and support of community involvement through integration of Community Service-Learning in Sociology courses.

Recognition of Scholarly Activity. Red Deer College.  2012
Recognition for implementation of Community Service - Learning opportunities in Sociology courses.