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Dr. Helene Cummins

Dr. Helene Cummins

Division of Sociology and Family Studies
Office: BUC 170
Telephone: (519) 432-8353 ext 28251

Academic Background

  • Honors B.A., Sociology, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • M.A., Sociology, University of Waterloo
  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of Waterloo

Research and Scholarly Interests

Gender, Women and Work, Canadian farm families, Research Ethics, Family Issues.


  • 2001 Award of Excellence in Teaching
  • 2000 - Present - Dean's Honor Roll of Teaching
  • Introductory Sociology - Soc 1020/1021e
  • Sociology of the Family - Soc 2235
  • Social Problems - Soc 2140
  • Gender Roles and Relationships - Soc 3341F

Representative Publications

  • Cummins, Helene A. 2006. "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Ethics Board:Studyingthe the Meaning of Farm Life for Farm Children"Journal of Academic Ethics 4: 175-188.
  • Cummins, Helene A. 2005. "Unraveling the Voices and Identity of Southwestern Ontario Farm Women" Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research 5(3): 287-302.
  • Cummins, Helene A. 2005. "Mommy Tracking Single Women in Academia When They Are Not Mommies" Special Edition ofWomen's Studies InternationalForum 28: 222-231.
  • Cummins, Helene A.,McDaniel, Susan A.; & Beauchamp, Rachelle Sender. 1988. "Women Inventors in Canada in the 1980's" CanadianReview of Sociology and Anthropology 25(3): 389-405.