Sandra Rollings-Magnusson received two of her degrees (BA High Honours and MA) from the University of Regina and her PhD from the University of Alberta. She is currently employed as a faculty member with the Sociology Department at Grant MacEwan College. She has served on various committees, most recently as an elected Executive Member of the Canadian Sociological Association and currently as Editor of Socialist Studies: The Journal of the Society for Socialist Studies.
Her research interests include issues relating to social justice and equality, social policy, and North American historical development. Sandra has published a number of articles on these topics in such journals as Canadian Public Policy, Canadian Journal of Sociology and Anthropology, Prairie Forum, Canadian Journal of Higher Education, and Journal of Family History. She also has two books being published, Heavy Burdens on Small Shoulders: The Labour of Pioneer Children on the Western Canadian Prairies and Anti-Terrorism: Security and Insecurity after 9 /11.
Currently, Sandra is pursuing her interest in Canadian historical development. She is working on a three year SSHRC funded project reviewing archival material from the pioneer era (1872-1914) and statistically analyzing over 15,000 homesteading records. Ethnic, gender and age analyses will also be conducted with this data in order to obtain a better understanding of early frontier social life in Canada.
Books by Sandra Rollings-Magnusson
- edited by Sandra Rollings-Magnusson