Jane Pulkingham is a Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Simon Fraser University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh in Sociology and Social Policy. Her work adopts a critical social policy focus and concentrates on contemporary welfare state restructuring, social policy and inequality particularly as it relates to women’s income security and well being, broadly defined. She is actively involved in a variety of research, service and policy networks within and outside the university setting. These include the Institute for Critical Studies in Gender and Health (ICSGH) at Simon Fraser University; Feminist Studies in Law and Society (FISLS) at Simon Fraser University; the Canadian Council on Social Development (member, Board of Directors) and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, B.C. Office (Research Advisor and Research Associate). She serves on the editorial board of Canadian Public Policy.
Jane’s publications include: Public Policy for Women; Living on Welfare in British Columbia (with S. Klein); Remaking Canadian Social Policy; Child and Family Policies: Struggles, Strategies and Options (both co-edited with Gordon Ternowetsky)