Sheryl Nestel

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February 27, 2005

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SHERYL NESTEL
Department of Sociology and Equity Studies
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT)
252 Bloor St. West, Room 12-266
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V6
Tel: (416) 923-6641 ext. 6018
Rm. 12-266
e-mail <snestel@oise.utoronto.ca>
web site: <http.www3.sympatico.ca/sydnestel/sherylnestel/sheryl_main.html>
 
 

ACADEMIC DEGREES

2000        Ph.D.  Department of Sociology and Equity Studies in      
                 Education, OISE/UT Title of Ph.D. Thesis:  “Obstructed   
                 Labour:  Race and Gender in the Re-emergence of 
                 Midwifery in Ontario.”Supervisor:  Professor Sherene 
                 Razack

1994        M.A.  Department of Adult Education OISE/UT. Title of 
                 Master’s Thesis:  “’Other’ Mothers: Race and 
                 Representation in Natural Childbirth Discourse”

 1975       B.A.  Department of History - University of California at 
                 Los Angeles
 

ACADEMIC AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS

2000        Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council   
        Postdoctoral Fellowship

        Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award (University of 
        Toronto Alumni Association)

1998        Ontario Graduate Scholarship

1996        Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council 
                 Doctoral Fellowship

                 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (declined)

1995        OISE Scholarship (declined)

                 Bernard J. Shapiro Scholarship (declined)

                 Ontario Graduate Scholarship

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

2005               Principal Investigator: A Multi-method Evaluation of  Diversity Training for Physicians – Mt. Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario

2005/2006     Co-Investigator (with Prof. Lillie Lum, York University School of Nursing)  Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) funded research project Internationally Educated Health Professionals Seeking Entry into the Canadian Labour Market: Exploring Adjustments of Post-Secondary Institutions

2004/2005       Sessional Instructor Department of Sociology and Equity Studies in Education OISE/UT

2004/2005       Co-Investigator Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) funded research project, Multiculturalism Issues in Canada Program:  Creating Effective Distance Education for Internationally-Educated Health Professionals Seeking Canadian Registration. CDN 50,000.00.

2003/2004       University of Toronto Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Sociology and Equity Studies in Education OISE/UT. Social Sciences and Humanties Research Council funded project: “Understanding Cultural Differences Within An Anti-Racist Framework”, principal investigator: Prof. Sherene Razack

2003/2004       Sessional Instructor Department of Sociology and Equity Studies in Education OISE/UT

2001/2003       Assistant Professor (contractually limited appointment), Department of Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, OISE/UT

2001-              Research Fellow, Institute for Women’s Studies 
                        and Gender Studies, University of Toronto

 

2000/2001     SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow,  Department of 
                        Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

                        Project title:  “Global sisterhood or feminist neo-colonialism?: Midwifery tourism and ‘third world’ women as educational commodity”

 

2000                Sessional Instructor, Department of Sociology and 
                        Equity Studies in Education, OISE/UT

 

1993 -1998    Program Coordinator/Instructor, Humber 
                        College School of Health Sciences/ Women's 
                        College Hospital Multidiscipline Childbirth Educators 
                        Certificate Program


COURSES TAUGHT

Dept. of Sociology and Equity Studies, OISE/UT (Graduate level)

 

2003/2004

 

SES1954 – Marginality and the Politics of Resistance

This is a survey course on current theoretical perspectives on the construction of

subjects in relation to race, gender, class, sexuality and ability

 

SES  2999Special Topics Course: Jews, Identity, and Difference

This course examines recent scholarship in sociology and cultural studies which

theorizes the construction of contemporary Jewish identities.

 

 

2002/2003

 

SES 1954Marginality and the Politics of Resistance 

 

SES3912 -  Race and Knowledge Production

This doctoral level graduate course looks at the operation of multiple systems of domination in the production of racialized knowledge and explores how intellectuals can challenge imperialist and racist systems through their research and writing.

 

           

2001/2002      

 

SES 1954Marginality and the Politics of Resistance

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SES  2999Special Topics Course: Jews, Identity, and Difference

 

 

2000/2001

 

SES 1954Marginality and the Politics of Resistance

   

1993 -1998            Humber College School of Health Sciences (post-degree program)

CBED 103Histories and Philosophies of Childbirth Education

This course examined the 19th and 20th century movements for the reform of childbirth practices and social, medical and educational issues related to women’s health.

 CBED 104Issues in Childbirth Education

This course explored the social dimensions of pregnancy, childbirth, early parenting, reproductive health care and new reproductive technologies. Topics included: domestic violence, sexual abuse, disability and the impact of processes of  social marginalization on women’s reproductive lives.

 

CBED 106Principles of Adult Education

 

Placing an emphasis on anti-discriminatory practice, this course introduced conceptual models of adult education and explored a variety of skills related to the teaching of adult students

 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 Race and racism in health care; globalization and women’s occupational mobility in the West; racism and anti-racism in feminist movements; Jewish identity and multiculturalism.

 

  PUBLICATIONS

 Books

 “Obstructed Labour:  Race and gender in the re-emergence of midwifery in Ontario,” (forthcoming) University of British Columbia Press.

 

Refereed journal articles

 Nestel, S. (2000). Delivering subjects:  Race, space and the emergence of legalized midwifery in Ontario. Canadian Journal of Law and Society 15(2), 187-215.

 Nestel, S. (1998). (Ad)ministering angels:  Colonial nursing and the extension of empire in Africa. Journal of Medical Humanities 19 (4), 257-277.

       Nestel, S. (1998). Atalanta’s daughters: Tales of identity, reflexivity and
      accountability in feminist knowledge production. trans/forms 3 / 4, 167-185.

Nestel, S. (1996/97). “A new profession to the white population in Canada”:  Ontario midwifery and the politics of race. Health and Canadian Society  4 (2), 315-341.

Nestel, S. (1995). "Other" Mothers:  Race and representation in natural childbirth discourse.  Resources for Feminist Research  23 (4), 5-19.

 

Chapters in edited collections

Nestel, S. (2004). The boundaries of professional belonging: How race has shaped the re-emergence of midwifery in Ontario. In Robbie Davis-Floyd, Cecilia Benoit, & Ivy Lynn Bourgeault  (Eds.), Reconceiving Midwifery:  The 'New' Canadian Model of Care, Queen’s-McGill Press.

Nestel, S. (2002) Delivering subjects:  Race, space and the emergence of legalized midwifery in Ontario. In Sherene Razack (Ed.), Race, Space and the Law: Unmapping White Settler Society.  Toronto: Between the Lines

Baron (Nestel), S. (1973). Jewish women and women's liberation. In Jack Nusan Porter (Ed.), Jewish Radicalism:  A Selected Anthology.  New York:  Grove Press.

     

      Book Review

Nestel, S. (2004) Israel and Palestine Out of the Ashes: The Search for Jewish Identity in the Twenty-First Century by March Ellis. American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences 21(2), Spring 2004, pp. 98-100.

 

Nestel, S. (1993). Beyond the Pale by Vron Ware. Resources for Feminist Research  22 (3/4), 79-80.

 

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

 

Confronting the Violence of Non-Recognition:  Diasporic Palestinian  and Jewish Challenges to the “Radical Irreconcilability” of National Narratives Canadian Critical Race Conference. Halifax, N.S. April 1 & 2, 2005.

 

Feminist projects: Imperial locations: Canadian midwifery and the commodification of “third world” mothers. National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, June 18, 2004

 

Feminist Projects: Imperial Locations: Canadian midwifery and the commodification of “third world” Mothers. Race, Racism and Empire: The Local and The Global Conference, York University, Toronto, Ontario. May 1, 2004.

 

Mapping Jewish Dissent:  Jewish Anti-occupation Activism in Toronto.

Association of Canadian Jewish Studies Conference May 30, 2004 University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

 

*Rethinking the history of the re-emergence of midwifery in Ontario:  A victory for all women? Ryerson University Midwifery Education Program Speakers Series. January, 2003

 

“Critique from a Globalization Perspective”:  Commentary on panel:  “Exploring transformative justice in racial disputes in nursing:  Highlights of a report to the Law Commission of Canada.”  Research Day 2002, Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, April 24, 2002.

 

“Bordered Births”:  The geopolitics of Canada’s new midwifery profession. Paper presented at “Crossing Borders 2001, Looking Back and Forward:  Exploring Issues and Relations at the Border” Brock University Nov. 8-9, 2001.

 

“If I get through this program, then I’m going to be myself”:  Delivering bourgeois subjects in Ontario’s Midwifery Education Program. Paper presented to the annual meeting of the Canadian Women’s Studies Association, May 2001, Laval, Quebec.

 

Race and the boundaries of professional belonging:  Tracking the access to practice of immigrant midwives of colour in Ontario.  Paper presented  to 36th Annual meeting of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, May 2001, Laval, Quebec.

 

An even exchange?:  Midwifery tourism and ‘third world” women as educational commodity. Paper presented at “Health Care in a Complex World:  An International Research Conference” sponsored by the Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, May  2001.

 

What's so bad about doing good?: Confronting racial dominance in the professions  Roundtable presentation, annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Quebec, April 1999.

 

Delivering subjectivity:  Race, space and the construction of new midwifery identities . Paper presented at "Making History, Constructing 'Race':  Situating 'Race' in Time, Space and Theory." University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, October 1998.

 

Attending to absences: Using post-positivist research methodologies to analyze the re-emergence of midwifery in Ontario. Paper presented at the First Annual Symposium on Midwifery Research in the Social Sciences and Humanities. Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, April 1998.

 

Using the Internet to do research in Women's Studies. Paper presented at the Fourth Annual OISE/UT  Women's Studies and Internet Roundtable: Womyn.Edu:  Storming the Technology Tower. Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, March 1998.

 

“A new profession to the white population in Canada”:  Ontario midwifery and the politics of race. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Women’s Studies Association, Congress of Learned Societies. Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland, June 1997

 

“A new profession to the white population in Canada”: Ontario midwifery and the politics of race.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology. Seattle, Washington, March 1997.

 

“A new profession to the white population in Canada”: Ontario midwifery and the politics of race.  Paper presented at the York Centre for Health Studies, York University, Toronto, Ontario, March 1997.

 

(Ad)ministering angels:  Colonial nursing and the extension of empire in Africa. Paper presented at the joint conference of the Canadian History of Education Association and the History of Education Society (U.S.A.). Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, October 1996.

 

"Race" and the idealization of  "primitive" childbearing in maternity care reform.  Paper accepted to "Teaching to Promote Women's Health, International Multidisciplinary Conference." Toronto, Ontario, June 1996.

 

Atalanta's daughters:  Tales of accountability and reflexivity in feminist research. Paper presented at the National Women's Studies Association 17th Annual Conference, Saratoga Springs, New York, June 1996.

 

Atalanta's Daughters:  Tales of accountability and reflexivity in feminist research. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Women’s Studies Association, Congress of Learned Societies.  Brock University, St. Catherine's, Ontario, May  1996.

 

Between the gates of purity and defilement:  The lives of Bertha Pappenheim. Paper presented at "From Memory to Transformation:  Jewish Women's Voices." Toronto, Ontario, January 1996.

 

"Other" mothers:  Race and representation in natural childbirth discourse. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Women's Studies Association, Congress of Learned Societies. Montreal, Quebec, June 1995.

 

"Other" mothers:  Race and representation in natural childbirth discourse. Paper presented at  the annual meeting of the Canadian Critical Pedagogy Association, Congress of Learned Societies. Montreal, Quebec, June 1995.

 

Educating the educator: Power and practice in health education. Paper presented to the 45th Annual Conference of the Ontario Public Health Association. Toronto, Ontario, November 1994.

 

Racism and the pedagogy of social movements:  The case of childbirth reform. Paper presented to the Northeastern Popular Culture/American Culture Association. Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, October 1994.

 

INVITED LECTURES

 

Rethinking the history of the re-emergence of midwifery in Ontario:  A victory for all women?

Women’s Studies Program Speakers Series, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. October 12, 2004.

 

Race and Methodology. Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. March 4, 2004

 

Equity and nursing practice – A workshop for first-year nursing students. Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, October, 2003

 

Rethinking the history of the re-emergence of midwifery in Ontario:  A victory for all women?

Ryerson University Midwifery Education Program Speakers Series. January, 2003

 

Feminist projects/Imperial locations:  Canadian midwifery and the commodification of “third world” mothers. Lecture series, Department of Sociology and Equity Studies, OISE/UT. Nov. 28, 2001

 

Obstructed Labour : Race and gender in the re-emergence of midwifery in Ontario. Critical Issues in Gender & Health Seminar Series, Centre for Research in Women's Health in partnership with the Faculty of Nursing, the Institute for Women's Studies & Gender Studies, and the Social Science & Health Program of the Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto, June, 2001

 

The boundaries of professional belonging:  How race has shaped the re-emergence of midwifery in Ontario. Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, January 2001.

 

Obstructed labour:  Race and gender in the re-emergence of midwifery in Ontario. Popular Feminism Lecture Series of the Centre for Women's Studies in Education of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, March 1999.

 

Obstructed labour: Race and gender in the re-emergence of midwifery in Ontario. Department of Women's Studies, University of Manitoba, March 1999.

 

 

ACADEMIC SERVICE

 

2004-2005       Member, Ethics and Research Committee Department of Sociology and Equity Studies

 

2002 - 2004     Member, Scholarship Committee, Department of Sociology and Equity Studies

 

2001-               Council member and Research Chair, Institute for Women’s Studies and Gender Studies of the University of Toronto

 

2001 - 2002     Chair, Computer Committee, Department of Sociology and Equity Studies, OISE/UT

 

2000                Reviewer,  Medical Anthropology.

Panel member, Departmental seminar on writing successful scholarship and awards applications

1999                Member, Bursary/Graduate Assistantships Committee, Dept. of Sociology and Equity Studies, OISE/UT

Panel member, Departmental seminar on writing successful scholarship and awards applications

                        Reviewer,   Resources for Feminist Research,  and  trans/forms

                                           

1998                Co-chair, Student Caucus of the Department of Sociology and Equity

                        Studies in Education

Member of planning committee/facilitator for departmental "town hall" to discuss the future of Dept. of Sociology and Equity Studies in Education

Organizer, First Annual Symposium on Midwifery Research in the Social Sciences and Humanities, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, April 1998.

 

1997                Panel member, interdepartmental seminar on getting
                        scholarships and awards  

Member, Admissions Committee and Bursary Committee, Dept. of Sociology and Equity Studies in Education

Panel member, interdepartmental seminar on getting scholarships and awards

Panel member, departmental seminar on Internet research resources

1996                Member, Bursary Committee, Dept. of  Sociology and 
                        Equity Studies in Education

1995 – 1999    Member, Editorial Board of trans/forms, OISE/UT 
graduate student journal

1995                Member, Faculty Search Committee,  Dept. of Adult 
Education, OISE/UT

1994                Member, Orientation Committee,  Dept. of Adult  
                        Education, OISE/UT

 

MEMBERSHIPS IN LEARNED ASSOCIATIONS


Canadian Jewish Studies Association

National Women’s Studies Assocation (USA)

Canadian Women’s Studies Association

Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association

Critical Examination of Race, Ethnicity, Class and Gender in Education Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association