Dr. Nicole Power is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Memorial University. She researches mainly in the areas of gender, work, health and safety, fisheries, and youth. Much of her research has been affiliated with large, multidisciplinary, mixed methods SSHRC or CIHR funded projects and has engaged the wider community through research partnerships. As lead researcher on the Rural Youth and Recovery component of the Community University Research for Recovery Alliance, she and her colleagues developed a mixed methods research design to investigate young people’s experiences and understandings of work and recreation in fisheries communities, as well as their connections to place and intentions to stay, leave or return. This work builds on an earlier pilot project examining the occupational health and safety of employed youth in rural Newfoundland and Labrador, funded by Memorial University’s SafetyNet Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Research, and the Atlantic Rural Centre at Dalhousie University.
As co-investigator with the On the Move Partnership, Dr. Power researched the employment-related geographical mobility (E-RGM) of young apprentices and high school students in Newfoundland, as well as the relationship between social-ecological restructuring and E-RGM in fisheries since the early 1990s. She is also co-lead of the Newfoundland field component.
Power, N. G., M. E. Norman and K. Dupré. 2014. “The fishery went away”: The impacts of long-term fishery closures on young people’s experience and perception of fisheries employment in Newfoundland coastal communities. Ecology and Society 19 (3): 6. [online] URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol19/iss3/art6/.
Power, N. G., M. E. Norman and K. Dupré. 2014. Rural youth and emotional geographies: how photovoice and words-alone methods tell different stories of place, Journal of Youth Studies, DOI: 10.1080/13676261.2014.881983.
Norman, M. & N. G. Power. 2014. “Stuck between ‘the rock’ and a hard place: rural crisis and re-imagining rural Newfoundland feminine subjectivities,” Gender, Place & Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography, DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2013.855707.
Neis, B., S. Gerrard and N. G. Power. 2013. “Women and Children First: the Gendered and Generational Social-ecology of Smaller-scale Fisheries in Newfoundland and Labrador and Northern Norway,” Ecology and Society 18 (4): 64. [online] URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol18/iss4/art64/.
Norman, M. E., N. Power, and K. Dupré. 2011. “Playing in the Woods: Youth, Leisure and the Performance of Gender Relations in Rural Newfoundland.” Special Issue of the Annals of Leisure Research, 14 (2-3), pp.155-175.
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