Cindy Hanson

Professor (On Sabbatical July 1, 2022- December 31, 2022)
PhD (University of British Columbia); MAEd (St. Francis Xavier University); BEd (University of Saskatchewan)

Office: CL 209
E-mail: cindy.hanson@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4444
Pronoun(s): she/her

Research interests

  • Gender intersectionality
  • Social movements
  • Indigenous rights
  • Mobility lights
  • International development
  • Community-based (participatory) research

Cindy Hanson teaches community engaged scholarship; sociology of gender and sexuality; and ethnic and cultural diversity in Canada. She is an interdisciplinary scholar with experience in Sociology, (Adult) Education, Human Resource Development, women and gender studies, and anthropology.

Cindy leads two research projects funded by Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC): i) an Insight Grant entitled Reconciling Perspectives and Building Public Memory: Learning from the Independent Assessment Process (regarding Indian residential school compensations for abuse; and ii) a Knowledge Synthesis Grant - Here today, Gone tomorrow: Public Transportation and Vulnerabilities in Rural and Remote Canada.

Cindy is the current President of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE) and past-president of the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (2015-2017). She is the past Director of the Adult Education and HRD Unit in the Faculty of Education (2015-2020). In 2016 she was the recipient of a Global Citizen Award from the Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation.

Her research contributions draw attention to community and equity issues. Examples include work with Indian residential school survivors, participatory research with union women, and arts-based research on intergenerational learning in Indigenous communities in Chile and northern Saskatchewan. Significant to her research is the application of participatory, arts- and community-based methodologies, and the mobilization of results using popular methodologies and the participation of students.
Transnational activism for gender equality was the subject of her doctoral work. Prior to academia, she held consultancies in over 15 countries, including work in Nepal and Ethiopia during times of conflict and for numerous UN agencies.


Book publication and links to publications
Hanson, C. & Paavo, A. and Sisters of labour education. (2019) Cracking Labour’s Glass Ceiling: Transforming lives through women-only union education. Fernwood Pub.
https://theconversation.com/residential-school-survivors-stories-and-experiences-must-be-remembered-as-class-action-settlement-finishes-157397
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Cindy_Hanson
https://rela.ep.liu.se/article/view/3360
https://uregina.academia.edu/CindyHanson


Cindy Hanson teaches community engaged scholarship; sociology of gender and sexuality; and ethnic and cultural diversity in Canada. She is an interdisciplinary scholar with experience in Sociology, (Adult) Education, Human Resource Development, women and gender studies, and anthropology.

Cindy leads two research projects funded by Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC): i) an Insight Grant entitled Reconciling Perspectives and Building Public Memory: Learning from the Independent Assessment Process (regarding Indian residential school compensations for abuse; and ii) a Knowledge Synthesis Grant - Here today, Gone tomorrow: Public Transportation and Vulnerabilities in Rural and Remote Canada.