Lynne Gouliquer, PhD Co-Director; Associate Professor of Sociology at Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario

mgouliqu@unb.ca

After 16 years of service in the Canadian military, I retired and pursued graduate studies in Sociology. The military is and probably always will be a big part of who I am. Indeed, my research represents a combination of my military experience and academic interests (military & para-military institutions and marginalization).

I began my university studies at Saint Thomas University where I completed a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Sociology in 1995. My thesis was entitled: “The Needs and Issues of Military Wives: A Case Study of Women’s Grassroots Struggle and the State.” My supervisors were Dr. Marilee Reimer and the late Dr. John McKendy. Following my studies at St. Thomas, I completed my Masters and PhD in Sociology at McGill University. My MA was supervised by Dr. Peta Tancred. I remained focused on the Canadian Armed Forces, but examined the experience of historically invisible and marginalised group -- lesbian soldiers. My MA Research Paper was entitled “A Menace to the Gender Order: The Management of Lesbian Sexuality in the Canadian Military.” For my PhD, I investigated women’s career success and integration in the Canadian military, both quantitatively and qualitatively. My PhD research project was supervised by Drs Suzanne Staggenborg and Elaine Weiner. It is entitled: “Soldiering in the Canadian Forces: How and Why Gender Counts!”

I was awarded a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship which I completed at St. Thomas University under the supervision of the Canada Research Chair in Qualitative Research, Dr. Deborah van den Hoonaard. My postdoctoral research focused on older adults, specifically those who attained 90 or more years and still live independently. 

I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Laurentian University.

Research wise, I have been collaborating with Dr. Carmen Poulin for many years. The largest and most important project we collaborate on is the development and use of the P-SEC methodology, as explained in this website. We also collaborate on a number of studies such as 1) Life history stories of senior-seniors (90+) : Tales of resiliency, identity, and longevity from the Maritimes, 2) Rural New Brunswick elders: Their health and the formal and informal organisation of care, 3) Women in the Canadian fire services: Putting out “fires” and taking their place, and 4) LGBT soldiers in the Canadian military. Most recently, I have started a project on the historically neglected but now emerging, Métis nation and identity. For this research, I am establishing collaborative networks across Canada but especially in Sudbury and Treat 3 region, my traditional Métis territory.

Publications & Presentations

Selected Publications:

Burdett, F., Gouliquer, L., & Poulin, C. (2018). Culture of corrections: The experiences of women correctional officers. Feminist Criminology, 13(3), 329-349. doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/1557085118767974

Gouliquer, L., Poulin, C., & Moore, J. (2018). A threat to Canadian national security: A lesbian soldier’s story. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 15(2-3), 323-335. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/14780887.2018.1430206

Poulin, C., Gouliquer, L., & Moore, A. (2018). Les femmes pompières : la passion du feu et le prix à payer. In La santé psychologique au travail, J. Douesnard (Ed.). Québec, Qc: Les Presses de l’Université du Québec (PUQ).

Poulin, C., Gouliquer, L., & McCutcheon, J. (2017). Violating gender norms in the Canadian Military: The experiences of gay and lesbian soldiers. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 1-14. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1007/s13178-017-0304-y

Kubiliene, N., Shandik, S. M., Gouliquer, L., & Cameron, A. (2016). Agency and Communion in a Day in the Life of a Thriving Older Adult. Journal of Religion, Spirituality & Aging (Accepted Journal number and issue pending).

Gouliquer, L., Poulin, C. & Lesmana, M. (2015). Mobility Boundaries Between Home, Community and Beyond: Experiences of the Exceptionally Old Living in a Canadian Province. Qualitative Sociology Review, 11(3), 124-150.

Poulin, C., & Gouliquer, L. (2012). Clandestine existences and secret research: Eliminating official discrimination in the Canadian military and going public in academia. Journal of Lesbian Studies,16(1), 54-64

McCutcheon, J., Gouliquer, L., & Poulin, C. (2009). Sports and Soldiering: Examining servicewomen’s experiences with military sports. Canadian Psychology/Psychologie Canadienne, 50(2a), 41.

Moore, J. A., Poulin, C., & Gouliquer, L. (2009). Partners of Canadian lesbian soldiers: Examining the military family social support system. Canadian Psychology/Psychologie Canadienne, 50(2a), 99.

Poulin, C., Gouliquer, L., & Moore, J. (2009). Discharged for Homosexuality from the Canadian military: Health Implications for Lesbians. Feminism & Psychology19(4) 497-516.

Gouliquer, L., & Poulin, C. (2005). For Better and for Worse: Psychological Demands and Structural Impacts of the Military on Gay Servicewomen and their Partners in Long-term Relationships. In D. Pawluch, W. Shaffir & C. Miall (Eds.), Doing ethnography: Studying everyday life. (pp. 323-335). Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press Inc.

St.Pierre, M., Poulin, C., & Gouliquer, L. (2005). Homosexual identity development in the context of the Canadian Forces: Organisational influences, schematic responses, and coping strategies. Canadian Psychology/ Psychologie canadienne, 46(2a), 200.

Gouliquer, L. (2004). Ask and tell [Review of the books, Officially gay: The political construction of sexuality and the US military, and Don’t ask, don’t tell: Debating the gay ban in the military]. The Women’s Review of Books, XXI(8), 22-3.

Poulin, C., & Gouliquer, L. (2004). Symposium: Translating Theory into Methodology: The Intersection of Sociologies and Psychologies. Canadian Psychology/ Psychologie canadienne, 45(2a), 135.

Poulin, C., Gouliquer, L., Brazier, B., Hughes, J. Brazier, B.C.S., Arseneault, R., MacAulay, S., & Lynne Thériault (2004). Keeping it confidential: A struggle for Transition Houses. In M.L. Stirling, C. A. Cameron, N. Nason-Clark, & B. Miedema (Eds). Understanding Abuse: Partnering for Change (85 – 108). Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Poulin, C., & Gouliquer, L. (2003). Part-time disabled lesbian passing on roller blades or PMS, Prozac, and essentializing woman’s ailments. Women & Therapy, 26, 95 – 108. (Also published as a chapter of an edited book by Banks, M. E., & Kaschak, E. Women with Visible and Invisible Disabilities: Multiple Intersections, Multiple Issues, Multiple Therapies. Binghamton, NY: The Haworth Press).

Gouliquer, L., (2001). Introduction: Women and the Canadian Military Special Collection. Atlantis: A Women’s Studies Journal, 26(1).

Gouliquer, L., (2001). What Gay Servicewomen can tell us about the gender order. Proceedings of Feminisms Challenge the Traditional Discipline: A Colloquium in Honour of Peta Tancred. Montréal, Québec: McGill Centre for Research on Teaching and Women.

Gouliquer, L., (2000). Negotiating Sexuality: Lesbians in the Canadian Military. In B. Miedema, J. Stoppard, & V. Anderson (Eds.), Women's Bodies/Women's Lives: The Social and the Material (pp 254-276). Toronto: Sumach Press.

Gouliquer, L., (2000). Pandora's Box: The Paradox of Flexibility in Today's Workplace. Current Sociology, 48(1), 29-42.

Poulin, M. B. C., Ross, L., Gouliquer, L., Fox, B., Thériault, L., Arseneault, R., Wuest, J., Merritt-Gray, M., Root, A., Flowers, L.(1995). An evaluation and summary of the accumulated “Monthly Reporting Form”: Usage of New Brunswick transition houses. Report submitted to the Department of Health and Community Services and available to the public. (pp. 38) (also available in French)

Recent Scholarly Presentations:

Burdett, F., Gouliquer, L., & Poulin, C. (2018 - Accepted). Culture of corrections: The experiences of women correctional officers. Feminist Criminology. 74th The American Society of Criminology’s (ASC) Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA (November 14-17).

Gouliquer, L., Poulin, C., Young, P., & Moore, A. (2018 - Accepted). Cultural protection against the internalising of the schema of the older adult as frail and burdensome. International Federation on Ageing (IFA)14th Global Conference on Ageing, Towards a Decade of Healthy Ageing. Toronto, ON (August 8-10).

Poulin, C., & Gouliquer, L. (2018). Research matters! Making a difference with social science data. Preaching to the Choir: An International LGBTQ Psychology Conference (A Pre-Conference to the International Congress of Applied Psychology), Montreal, Qc. (June 24-25).

Moore, A., Gouliquer, L., & Poulin, C. (Accepted). Respecting the secular: Non-religious outlooks among older adults. The 35th Annual Qualitative Analysis Conference, Fredericton, New Brunswick, (May 16 – 18).

McWilliams, J., Poulin, C., & Gouliquer, L. (Accepted). Feeling like the outsider: Othering of women firefighters in Canada. The 35th Annual Qualitative Analysis Conference: Creating, Negotiating, and Transcending Social Boundaries in Everyday Life. Fredericton, New Brunswick, May 16-18.

McWilliams, J., Poulin, C., & Gouliquer, L. (2018). Health implications of othering: A study of women firefighters in Canada. The Faculty of Nursing's 23rd Annual Research Day, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada (May 11).

Gouliquer, L., Young, P., Poulin, C., Chen, C-F., & Moore, A. (2018). The poesy of aging: Listening to our elders. Laurentian Research Week, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON (March 19-22).

Moore, A., Poulin, C., & Gouliquer, L. (2017). Women firefighters face increased physical and psychological health risks due to marginalised status. The 9th Annual New Brunswick Health Research Conference, Moncton, NB, (1-2 November).

Gouliquer, L., Young, P., Poulin, C., Chen, C-F., & Moore, A. (2017). Rhymes and rhythms of aging: Attending to the voices of the exceptionally old. Canadian Association on Gerontology (CAG2017): Evidence for Action in an Aging World, Winnipeg, Manitoba (October 19-21).

Poulin, C., & Gouliquer, L. (2017). Symposium: New Rules, Same Results: Institutions Shaping the Everyday Realities of the Marginalised. 78th annual convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada, June 8-10.

Mabey, A.K., Poulin, C., & Gouliquer, L. (2017). Institutionalized Discrimination: How Social Assistance functions to keep Single Mothers ‘On The System’.  Symposium: New Rules, Same Results: Institutions Shaping the Everyday Realities of the Marginalised. 78th annual convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada, June 8-10.

McWilliams, J., Poulin, C., & Gouliquer, L. (2017). Othering of Volunteer and Full-time Female Firefighters in Canada. Symposium: New Rules, Same Results: Institutions Shaping the Everyday Realities of the Marginalised. 78th annual convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada, June 8-10.

Young, P., Gouliquer, L., & Poulin, C. (2017). How patriarchy and neoliberalism shape the experience of commercial home-care for the 90+ year old recipient. Symposium: New Rules, Same Results: Institutions Shaping the Everyday Realities of the Marginalised. 78th annual convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada, June 8-10.

Moore, A., Gouliquer, L., & Poulin, C. (2017). Extra-nuclear family members: Pet ownership as ersatz family among the very elderly. Symposium: New Rules, Same Results: Institutions Shaping the Everyday Realities of the Marginalised. 78th annual convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada, June 8-10.

Chen, C.-F., Poulin, C., & Gouliquer, L. (2016). Getting prescriptions in Taiwan health care system: How the duration (length) of prescription for chronic disease medications complicates the lives of oldest-old 85+. Aging & Society: An Interdisciplinary Conference: Sixth Interdisciplinary Conference. Norrköping, Sweden (5 - 6 October).

Poulin, C., Chen, C.-F., & Gouliquer, L. (2016). Implicit and explicit gender division in long-term care: A comparison between Taiwan and Canada. Aging & Society: An Interdisciplinary Conference: Sixth Interdisciplinary Conference. Norrköping, Sweden (5 - 6 October).

Lesmana, M., Poulin, C., Gouliquer, L., Hamilton, H. (2016). Female firefighters in leadership roles: “There’s no line up for the washrooms!” Poster-presentation at the 77th annual convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Victoria, Canada, June 9 - 11.

Gouliquer, L., Poulin, C., Moore, A., & Pineau, C. (2016) Disrupting Ageist Stereotypes with I-Poem poetics: Turning Old on its Head! The 33rd Annual Qualitative Analysis Conference, St. Catharines, ON, (11 - 13 May).

Poulin, C., & Gouliquer, L. (2015). Aging, Women, and Firefighting: Just like oil and water! Aging & Society: An Interdisciplinary Conference: Fifth Interdisciplinary Conference. Washington, DC (5 - 6 November).

Mabey, A., Webb, K., Lesmana, M., Gouliquer, L., & Poulin, C. (2015). Women’s Experiences Negotiating the Dual Role of Mother and Student in Canadian Universities. Workshop given at the Section on Women & Psychology Institute; Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) convention, Ottawa, Ontario, 2 June.

Lesmana, M., Poulin, C., & Gouliquer, L., (2015). The experience of female firefighters: Confronting Ageism and Sexism. Poster-presentation at the 76th annual convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Ottawa, Canada, June 3-6.

Gouliquer, L., Poulin, C., & Lesmana, M. (2014). What Do Pets Have to Do with It? Older Adults, Neoliberalism, and the Replaceable/Disposable Family. Atlantic Centre for Qualitative Research & Analysis: Qualitative Luncheon, St. Thomas University. Fredericton, NB (21 November). 

Lesmana, M., Gouliquer, L., & Poulin, C. (2014). Experiences of the exceptionally old living in New Brunswick: Friends, ageism, and health. 6th Annual New Brunswick Health Research Conference. Delta Beausejour Moncton, NB (13 -14 – November).

Gouliquer, L., Poulin, C., & Lesmana, M. (2014). What Do Pets Have to Do with It? Understanding the Ninety-plus Year Olds in the Neoliberal Era. Aging & Society: An Interdisciplinary Conference: Fourth Interdisciplinary Conference. Manchester, UK (7 - 8 November).

Mabey, A., Gouliquer, L., Poulin, C., (2014). It’s just a roof over our heads: Housing Issues of Single Mothers on Social Assistance in New Brunswick, The 31st Annual Qualitative Analysis Conference, London, ON, (25-27 June).

Webb, K., Burdett, F., Poulin, C., & Gouliquer, L. (2014). “Crossing Personal Boundaries: The Experience of Breastfeeding in New Brunswick Hospitals”, 31th Qualitative Analysis Conference – Brescia University, London, ON (25-27 June).

Silva, C.F., Poulin, C., & Gouliquer, L. (2014). Formal and informal care: What do Brazilian and Canadian elders have to say? 31th Qualitative Analysis Conference – Brescia University, London, ON (25-27 June).

Lesmana, M., Gouliquer, L., & Poulin, C. (2014, June).  Physical consequences of being old and their impact on independence and social life. 31th Qualitative Analysis Conference – Brescia University, London, ON (25-27 June).

Gouliquer, L., & Poulin, C. (2014). Boundaries of aging: How you feel about it and how I feel about it! 31th Qualitative Analysis Conference – Brescia University, London, ON (25-27 June).

Lesmana, M., Gouliquer, L., & Poulin, C. (2014). How does neoliberalism influence the 4th age? Experiences of people aged 90 and over. Poster-presentation at the 75th annual convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Vancouver, Canada, June 5.

Webb, K., Burdett, F., Poulin, C., & Gouliquer, L. (2014). “Giving Birth in New Brunswick: How Labour Induction Practices Complicate Women’s Experiences”, 75th Annual Canadian Psychological Association Convention, Vancouver, Canada, June 7. 

Mabey, A., Gouliquer, L., & Poulin, C. (2014). “Poverty without Hope: The Experiences of Single Mothers Living on Social Assistance in New Brunswick, Canada,” The 75th Annual Canadian Psychological Association Convention, Vancouver, Canada, June 5.

Gouliquer, L., & Poulin, C. (2013). A Crisis in Health Care: Rhetoric Versus the Lived-Reality of Rural Seniors. Aging & Society: An Interdisciplinary Conference, Chicago, IL, USA (8-9 November).

Gouliquer, L., & Poulin, C. (2013). A Feminist Interdisciplinary Methodology: The Psycho-Social Ethnography of the Commonplace (P-SEC). 29th Qualitative Analysis Conference – Ottawa, 23-25 May, 2013.

Poulin, C., & Gouliquer, L. (2013). Aging at home in rural New Brunswick: “Essentialising” the role of family networks. 74th Canadian Psychological Association convention, Québec City, Qc (June 13-15).

Webb, K., Burdett, F., Poulin, C., & Gouliquer, L. (2013). Giving Birth in New Brunswick: How the Medical Institution Shapes the experience of Women. 74th Canadian Psychological Association convention, Québec City, Qc (June 13-15).

Gouliquer, L., & Poulin, C. (2012). Vieillir chez soi : La voix des aînés du Nouveau-Brunswick
Aging at home: The voices of rural New Brunswick Seniors. The 4th annual New Brunswick Health Research Conference: The dream of future generations – The challenge of our generation, Nov. 7-8, 2012, Fredericton, NB.

Gouliquer, L., & Poulin, C. (2012). A thriving military lesbian community during the witch hunt of the 80s? Shedding light on resilience in the face of marginalisation. Section on Women and Psychology Institute (Canadian Psychological Association), Halifax, NS.

Poulin, C., & Gouliquer, L. (2012). The Psycho-social ethnography of the commonplace (P-SEC): A semi-structured qualitative approach to feminist research. 73rd Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) convention, Halifax, NS.

Moore, J. A., Gouliquer, L., & Poulin, C.(2010). Health consequences of institutional discrimination: Gay men serving in the pre-1992 Canadian Armed Forces. 71st Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) convention, Winnipeg, MB.

McCutcheon, J., Poulin, C., & Gouliquer, L. (2010). Both sides of the spectrum: Gay and lesbian soldiers in the Canadian Armed Forces. 71st Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) Convention. Winnipeg, MB.

McCutcheon, J., Poulin, C., & Gouliquer, L. (2009). Policing masculinity and femininity: Health consequences for gay and lesbian soldiers in the Canadian Armed Forces. Sexual and Gender Diversity vulnerability and Resilience (SVR) Conference, Montreal, QC.

Moore, J. A., Poulin, C., & Gouliquer, L. (2009). Partners of Canadian lesbian soldiers: Examining the military family social support system. 70th Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) convention, Montréal, Qc.

McCutcheon, J., Gouliquer, L., & Poulin, C. (2009). Sports and Soldiering: Examining servicewomen’s experiences with military sports. 70th Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) convention, Montréal, Qc.