Sharon Roseman is an anthropologist and faculty member at the St. John’s campus of Memorial University. She has specialized in the study of memory, labour, gender, mobility, as well as forms of linguistic and cultural marginalization and resistance. She has conducted research on employment-related geographical mobility and other mobilities in various locales and historical contexts, including Galicia (northwestern Spain) and Newfoundland in the 20th and 21st centuries. A co-investigator with the Newfoundland Field Component, Sharon has also sat on the OTM Executive, Program Committee, and Field Integration Committee and served as Faculty Mentor to the Trainee Caucus. She represented On the Move on the Program and Steering Committees for the 2015 Atlantic Provinces Transportation Forum.
As part of On the Move, Sharon has worked with graduate student Diane Royal on an historical and ethnographic study of the Bell Island ferry service, focusing on the impacts of aquamobile work commuting, passengering, and mobility justice activism. She has also studied individuals’ mobility histories and forms of mobile work in the province, including on provincial ferries, coastal boats, and trains. Her knowledge mobilization activities for the On the Move have included publications and collaborative videography. The videography has involved team work with Lesley Butler, Derek Norman, Diane Royal, and research participants.
Working on Water, ed. Theme Issue of Anthropology of Work Review. Volume 40, Issue 2. 2019. https://anthrosource.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/15481417/2019/40/2
Precarious Mobility and Spectacle Dwelling on a Ferry Commute. Part of theme issue “Mobile Dwelling,” David Bissell and Andrew Gorman-Murray, eds. Applied Mobilities Vol. 5: 86-102. 2020.
Fighting for Ferry Justice. Mobilities, Mobility Justice and Social Justice, David Butz and Nancy Cook, eds. Pp. 142-155. New York & London: Routledge. 2019.
Commuting to Garden: Subsisting on Bell Island. Sharon R. Roseman and Diane Royal. In Food Futures: Growing a Sustainable Food System for Newfoundland and Labrador. Pp. 49-83. Catherine Keske, ed. St. John’s: ISER Books. 2018.
Re-working Mobilities: Emergent Geographies of Employment-related Mobilities. Sara Dorow, Sharon R. Roseman, and Tim Cresswell. Geography Compass 11(12): 1-12. 2017.
Putting Mobility Theory to Work: Conceptualizing Employment-related Geographical Mobility. Tim Cresswell, Sara Dorow and Sharon Roseman. Environment and Planning A 48: 1787-1803. 2016.
Towards a Feminist Political Economy Framework for Analyzing Employment-Related Geographical Mobility. Co-authored by Sharon R. Roseman, Pauline Gardiner Barber and Barbara Neis. Studies in Political Economy 95: 173-201. 2015.
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