Amber Fletcher

Associate Professor
PhD, Interdisciplinary Studies, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Regina; MA, Women’s Studies, York University; BA (High Honours), Women’s Studies, University of Regina

Phone: 306-585-4183
Fax: 306-585-4815

Research interests
Sociology of gender; gender and climate change; gender and public policy (particularly agricultural and trade policy); gender and water; qualitative research methodology and methods; participatory action research; critical realism; feminist theories; sociology of the family.

Dr. Amber Fletcher teaches courses in the Sociology of Gender, Sociology of the Family, and Social Research Methods. Her interdisciplinary research combines the fields of sociology, gender studies, and public policy studies to examine the everyday effects of macro-level changes in policy and climate.

 Amber is currently Principal Investigator on a 4-year SSHRC-funded project (2016-2020) entitled “Social Dimensions of Climate Hazards: Adapting to Wildfire and Flood in Saskatchewan's Farm, Forestry, and First Nations Communities”. She is also co-investigator on a pan-Canadian SSHRC-funded project on policy engagement strategies for gender issues in Canada.

 Her research has been published in international peer-reviewed journals, including the International Journal of Qualitative Methods, International Journal of Social Research Methodology, Evidence & Policy, Natural Hazards, International Social Work, and The Canadian Geographer/le Géographe canadien. She has also published book chapters in nine international anthologies, most recently Water Security Across the Gender Divide (2018, edited by C. Fröhlich et al.) and Gender and Climate Change in Rich Countries: Work, Public Policy and Action (2017, edited by M. Griffin Cohen). Her own book (with Wendee Kubik) entitled Women in Agriculture Worldwide: Key Issues and Practical Approaches was published by Routledge in 2016.

 In 2011 Amber was one of six women from across Canada to receive the Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Person’s Case for her work on gender equality in Canada. In 2014 she received the Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal for her doctoral research. She has served as a delegate to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (2012), as a gender consultant to the UNESCO World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP), and on the UN WWAP’s Working Group on Sex-Disaggregated Indicators.