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Caitlin Mulcahy
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Educational Background:

B.A. Honours St. Francis Xavier University 2005

 

M.A. University of Waterloo 2007

 

Ph.D. University of Waterloo 2013

Awards:

University of Waterloo “Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Studies” Award

2013

 

Doctoral Ontario Women’s Health Scholar Award

2011-2012

 

SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship

2007-2011

 

Ontario Graduate Scholarship

2006-2007

 

SSHRC Master’s Level

2005-2006

 

National Millennium Scholarship for Leadership, Innovation, and Community Development

2003-2005

Research Activity:

Journal Articles

Mulcahy, C.M., Parry, D.C., & Glover, T.D. (under review). From mothering without a net to mothering on the Net: The impact of an online social networking site on experiences of postpartum depression. Canadian Journal of Public Health.

Parry, D.C., Glover, T.D., & Mulcahy, C.M. (2013). From “stroller-stalker” to “momancer”: Courting friends through a social networking site for mothers. Journal of Leisure Research45(1), 22-45.

Glover, T.D., Parry, D.C., & Mulcahy, C.M. (in press, 2012). At once liberating and exclusionary? A Lefebvrean analysis of Gilda’s Club of Greater Toronto. Leisure Studies.

Mulcahy, C.M. & Parry, D.C. (2011). Awakenings: A performance text about first time mothers making connections. International Review of Qualitative Research4(4), 335-352.

Mulcahy, C.M., Parry, D.C., & Glover, T.D. (2010). The “patient patient”: The trauma of waiting and the power of resistance for people living with cancer. Qualitative Health Research, 20(8), 1062-1075.  

Mulcahy, C.M., Parry, D.C., & Glover, T.D. (2010). Play-group politics: A critical social capital exploration of exclusion and conformity in mummies groups. Leisure Studies, 29(1), 3-27.

Mulcahy, C.M., Parry, D.C., & Glover, T.D. (2009). Between diagnosis and death: A performance text about cancer, shadows, and the ghosts we cannot escape. International Review of Qualitative Research, 2(1), 29-42.

Mulcahy, C.M. (2008). Ladies of leisure: Parks, policy, and the ‘problem’ of prostitution. Journal of Unconventional Parks, Tourism & Recreation Research, 1(1), 2-8.

Book chapters

Mulcahy, C.M. (in progress). Evocative inquiry: Changing the world, one story at a time. In C.W. Johnson & D.C. Parry (Eds.), Conducting qualitative research to change the world. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.

Conference Presentations (Peer-Reviewed)

Mulcahy, C.M., Parry, D.C. & Glover, T.D. (2012, October). “From mothering without a net to mothering on the Net: The impact of an online social networking site on experiences of postpartum depression.” Canadian Institutes of Health Research: Advancing Excellence in Gender, Sex and Health Research, Montréal, QC, Canada, October 29-31, 2012.

Glover, T.D., Parry, D.C., & Mulcahy, C.M. (2012, July). “It takes a(n online) village of mothers: An exploration of a social networking site, sociability, and the development of social capital.” Leisure Studies Association Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, July 17-19, 2012.

Mulcahy, C.M., Parry, D.C. & Glover, T.D. (2012, June). “Mother-to-virtual-mother: Changing Canadian communities and the online networking experiences of women with postpartum depression.” The 47th Annual Canadian Sociological Association Conference, Wilfrid Laurier University / University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada, May 29-June 2, 2012.

Parry, D.C, Glover, T.D., & Mulcahy, C.M. (2011, October). Home alone: The impact of online social networking in mothers’ social isolation. Book of abstracts from the ANZALS conference, New Zealand.

Parry, D.C., Glover, T.D., Mulcahy, C.M. (2011, October). Cyber mummies, healthy mummies: The roles of online social networking sites in mothers’ health. Qualitative Health Research Conference, Vancouver, BC.

Glover, T.D., Parry, D.C. & Mulcahy, C.M. (2011, May). “The complex tension between emancipatory and discriminatory practices in social spaces that provide complementary care to people living with cancer.” The Thirteenth Canadian Congress on Leisure Research, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON, Canada, May 18-21, 2011.

Mulcahy, C.M. & Parry, D.C. (2010, May). “Rude awakenings: Easing the transition to motherhood through first time parenting groups.” The Sixth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA, May 26-29, 2010.

Mulcahy, C.M. & Mulcahy, M.C. (2009, June). “Searching for the memories our mother kept for us: A dialogic, autoethnographic narrative of two sisters’ experiences with family memory and genetic disease.” International Sociological Association’s Research Committee on Family Research Seminar: Families and Memories, Oslo, Norway, June 15-17, 2009.

Mulcahy, C.M., Parry, D.C., & Glover, T.D. (2009, May). “Mapping the journey: Cancer narratives and the need for navigation.” The Fifth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA, May 20-23, 2009.

Mulcahy, C.M. & Verberg, N. (2008, October). “Set in stone: Contested tourism spaces and the commemoration of the Westray Mine Disaster.” Paper presented at the 10th World Leisure Congress, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, October 6-10, 2008.

Mulcahy, C.M. (2008, May). “Under lock and key: Reproducing and resisting dominant gender discourse through women’s diaries.” Paper presented at the Twelfth Canadian Congress on Leisure Research at Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, May 13-16, 2008.