Selkirk College, Attn: Jennie Barron
301 Frank Beinder Way, Castlegar BC, V1N 4L3, Canada
Jennie has always had a passionate intellectual interest in issues where social and environmental justice intersect, often constructively, though sometimes with painful incompatibilities. Her masters' research looked at social movement politics at the intersection of Indigenous rights and environmental issues (specifically nickel mining, low-level military flight testing) in the territory of the Labrador Innu.
Jennie is currently working on a PhD that has to do with community food security and the ways people are re-asserting and re-imagining the concept of the commons. Specifically, her focus is on community orchards.
The themes of community, justice, and connection are a constant thread throughout Jennie's academic explorations and in all the courses she teaches.
Jennie’s Diverse Work Experience
Like many transplants to this idyllic place, Jennie has worked in a variety of capacities outside her role at Selkirk College, doing everything from academic research and editing to community development organizing, to social research, report writing and analysis for various local consultants, to documentary radio production, to outdoor and environmental education with students of all ages.
Why Jennie loves Selkirk College
At Selkirk, what Jennie loves most is connecting with students. She says, “I am constantly impressed by the sensitivity, intelligence, and passion for positive social change that I see in our peace studies students.”
Outside of Work
Outside of work, Jennie loves canoeing (especially canoe tripping), nordic skiing, singing, and gardening, especially when it produces food, and especially when her kids (teenagers) are willing to do any of these things with her.
- *Barron, Jennifer (2016) Community gardening: cultivating subjectivities, space, and justice, Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability. DOI: 10.1080/13549839.2016.1169518
- Barron, J (2002) “Romancing the Other in Aboriginal Support Work” in Nation to Nation: Aboriginal Sovereignty and the Future of Canada (2nd edition), eds. John Bird, Lorraine Land and Murray MacAdam, Irwin Publishing (Toronto)
- Barron, J. (2002) “Innu Support and the Myth of Wilderness” Nastawgan: Quarterly Journal of the Wilderness Canoe Association Vol.20, No. 1 (spring)
- *Barron, J (2000) “The Politics of Solidarity: Representation and Articulation in Support of the Labrador Innu” Capitalism, Nature, Socialism, Volume 11(3)
- Barron, J (1999) "Just-So Stories: Cultural Narratives and the Politics of Solidarity in Support of the Labrador Innu" Faculty of Environmental Studies Occasional Paper Series Volume 5 (1)
- Barron, J (2001) “Miracle on Leslie St.” Undercurrents: Journal of Critical Environmental Studies Vol.11
- Barron. J. (1998) “Shhhhh! Movement afoot! – Listening to Voices in the Grassroots” Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education Vol.10 No.1 (March/April)
- Barron, J. (1998) “Nice Work If You Can Get It: A Serious Look at the Role of the Outdoor Guide” Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education Vol.9, No.6 (Jan/Feb)
- Barron, J. (1998) "Community Logs: Westwind Forest Stewardship takes a non-profit approach to forest management in Muskoka" Alternatives Journal: Environmental Thought, Policy and Action Vol. 24 No.4 (Fall)
- *Barron, J. (1996) "Wilma's Place: Organic Growth as Metaphor for Course Design" Journal of Experiential Education Vol. 19 No. 2 (August)
- Barron. J. (1993) “The Greening of St Patrick’s” Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education Vol. 5, No.4 (June)
(* international peer-reviewed journals)