B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D.Associate Professor, Tenured, Department of Sociology, University of Saskatchewan

Published  – Selected Refereed Papers

Tracey Carr, Elizabeth Quinlan, Susan Robertson, Angie Gerrard (2017). Adapting realist synthesis methodology: The case of workplace harassment interventions.  Research Synthesis Methods.  DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1261

Isobel Findlay, Marie Lovrod, Elizabeth Quinlan, Ulrich Teucher. 2015. Building community engagement through scholarship: Three case studies. Engaged Scholar Journal: Community-Engaged Research, Teaching and Learning. 1 (1). 33-50.

Roanne Thomas & Elizabeth Quinlan. 2014.Teaching and Learning Focus Group Facilitation: An Encounter with Experiential Learning in a Graduate Sociology Classroom. Transformative Dialogues: Teaching and Learning Journal, 7 (1). 1-15.

Elizabeth Quinlan, Roanne Thomas, Shahid Ahmed, Pam Fichtner, Linda McMullen & Janice Block. 2014. The Aesthetic Rationality of the Popular Expressive Arts: Lifeworld Communication Among Breast Cancer Survivors Living with Lymphedema. Social Theory and Health, 12(3), 291-312.

Elizabeth Quinlan, Susan Robertson, Natasha Miller  & Danielle Robertson-Boersma. 2014. Interventions to reduce bullying in health care organizations: A scoping review. Health Service Management Research. 27 (1). 33-44.

Elizabeth Quinlan, Roanne Thomas, Thomas Hack, Winkle Kwan, Sue Tatemichi, Anna Towers, Andrea Tilley, Baukje Miedema. 2014. Lymphedema Trajectories Among Breast Cancer Survivors. Journal of Lympheodema, 9 (1). 12-19.

Ann-Marie Urban & Elizabeth Quinlan. 2014. Not for the Faint of Heart: Insider and outsider shadowing experiences within Canadian health care organizations. Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management, 9 (1). 47-65.

Elizabeth Quinlan. 2014. Hugh Lukin Robinson (1916-2012). Labour/LeTravail, 73. 11-22.

Kathy Bischoping & Elizabeth Quinlan. May/June, 2013. Health and Safety Issues in Precarious Cultural Work. E-Journal of International and Comparative Labour Studies, 2 (2). 1-25. http://adapt.it/EJCLS/index.php/ejcls_adapt/article/view/97/151

Elizabeth Quinlan & Susan Robertson. 2013. The Communicative Power of Nurse Practitioners in Multi-Disciplinary Primary Health Care Teams. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 25(2): 91–102.

Elizabeth Quinlan. 2011. Contemporary Challenges to Caring Labour and Time-Honoured Transformative Tools. Just Labour,17 & 18: 83-104.

Elizabeth Quinlan, Roanne Thomas-MacLean, Thomas Hack, Winkle Kwan, Sue Tatemichi, Anna Towers, Andrea Tilley, 2011. Breast Cancer Survivorship & Work Disability. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 22 (1): 18-27. IF 0.644

Curtis Fogel, Andrea Quinlan, Elizabeth Quinlan, Qianru She, 2010. Ethical Issues of Socio-Historical Archival Research: A short skit. Research Ethics Review, 6 (3): 90-93.

Elizabeth Quinlan & Andrea Quinlan, 2010. Representations of Rape: Transcending Methodological Divides. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 4 (2): 127-143. IF 2.091

Elizabeth Quinlan, Joanne Horsley, Allyson Clarke. From Outrage to Action: Countering the Institutional Response to Sexualized Violence on University Campuses. Canadian Women’s Studies Journal. 28 (1). 46-55.

Andrea Quinlan, Elizabeth Quinlan, Curtis Fogel. DNA Analysis in Canadian Legal Cases of Sexual Assault: Friend or Foe? Canadian Women’s Studies Journal. 28 (1). 98-107.

Elizabeth Quinlan & Susan Robertson. Modeling dimensions of ‘the social’ in knowledge teams: An operationalization of Habermas’s theory of communicative action. Sociological Research Online, 15 (3). 11. http://www.socresonline.org.uk/15/3/11.html

Elizabeth Quinlan & Susan Robertson. Mutual Understanding within Multi-Disciplinary Primary Health Care Teams. The Journal of Inter-Professional Care, 24, (5). 565-578.

Elizabeth Quinlan. New action research techniques: Using participatory theatre with health care workers.  Action Research, 8 (2). 117-133.

Elizabeth Quinlan. The actualities of knowledge work: An institutional ethnography of multi-disciplinary primary health care teamsSociology of Health and Illness, 31 (5).  pp. 625-641.

Elizabeth Quinlan & Wendy Duggleby.  (2009).  Breaking the 4th wall: Using participatory theatre to investigate and foster hope among family caregivers of people with dementia.  International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-Being, 4 (4).  207-219.

Elizabeth Quinlan, Roanne Thomas-MacLean, Thomas Hack, Winkle Kwan, Baukje Miedema, Sue Tatemichi, Anna Towers & Andrea Tilley. (2009).  The impact of breast cancer among Canadian women:  Disability and productivity. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation, 34 (3). 285-296.

Elizabeth Quinlan. Conspicuous invisibility: Shadowing as a data collection strategy.  Qualitative Inquiry, 14 (8).  pp. 1480-1499.

Papers Published In Non-Refereed Journals

Elizabeth Quinlan. (March/April 2014).   Bargaining Tables & Kitchen Tables. Our Times, 37-41.

Ling Ma, James Popham, Lori Senkus, Oxana Solovyeva, Roisin Unsworth, Elizabeth Quinlan. 2011. Hitting the Archives With Our Historical Sociology Assignment,” Mirabilia: University of Saskatchewan’s Cultural Web Magazine. p. 1-2. http://library2.usask.ca/cultural/node/38

Published – Books

Quinlan, Elizabeth, Quinlan, Andrea, Curtis Fogel, & Gail Taylor. (2017).  Sexual Violence at Canadian Universities:  Activism, Institutional Responses, and Strategies for Change.  Waterloo Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier University Press

Fogel, Curtis, Quinlan, Elizabeth & Quinlan, Andrea. 2013. (Eds). Imaginative Inquiry: Innovative Approaches to Interdisciplinary Research. Academica Press Inc. pp. 182. ISBN: 978-1-936320- 43-1.

Quinlan, Elizabeth, 2004. Gendered Determinants of Job-related Training Participation in Canada. Saskatoon: University of Saskatchewan, pp. 305, [Doctoral thesis].

Published – Book Chapters


Elizabeth Quinlan.  Sexual violence in the ivory tower.  In E. Quinlan, A. Quinlan, C. Fogel, & G. Taylor. (eds) (2017).  Sexual Violence at Canadian Universities: Activism, Institutional Responses, and Strategies for Change.  Waterloo Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.  pp. 1-26.

Elizabeth Quinlan.  Institutional betrayal and sexual violence in the corporate university.  In E. Quinlan, A. Quinlan, C. Fogel, & G. Taylor. (eds) (2017).  Sexual Violence at Canadian Universities: Activism, Institutional Responses, and Strategies for Change.  Waterloo Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.  pp. 61-78.

Elizabeth Quinlan and Gail Lasiuk.  The Coalition Against Sexual Assault: Activism Then and Now at the University of Saskatchewan.  In E. Quinlan, A. Quinlan, C. Fogel, & G. Taylor. (eds) (2017).  Sexual Violence at Canadian Universities: Activism, Institutional Responses, and Strategies for Change.  Waterloo Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.  pp. 221-236.

Turvey, R.,Elizabeth Quinlan, Fogel, C., & Quinlan, A. 2013. “Interdisciplinary Imaginative Inquiry.” In Curtis Fogel, Elizabeth Quinlan, & Andrea Quinlan (eds), Imaginative Inquiry: Innovative Approaches to Interdisciplinary Research Academica Press: Palo Alto, CA., pp. 1-7.

Elizabeth Quinlan & Qianru She. 2010. Women Still Denied Equality in the Workplace. In Trish Hennessy & Ed Finn (eds.), Speaking Truth to Power: A Reader on Canadian Women’s Inequality. Ottawa: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, pp. 69-76.

Glenis Joyce & Elizabeth Quinlan. 2010. Offside: Hockey and gender equity at the University of Saskatchewan.  In Janice Newson & Claire Polster (eds.),  Academic Callings: The University We Have Had, Now Have and Could Have. Toronto: Between the Lines.

Elizabeth Quinlan & Harley Dickinson. 2008. The emerging public health system in Canada.  In Harley Dickinson and Bolaria Singh. (Eds.), Health, Illness, and Health Care in Canada, 4th edition.  Toronto: Harcourt.  pp. 42-55.

Larry Haiven & Elizabeth Quinlan. 2003.Training and Re-Training Health Workers amid Health Care Restructuring, Downsizing, and Rationalization: The Case of Health Care Aides.” In Marjorie Cohen. (ed.), Training the Excluded for Work: Access and Equity for Women, Immigrants, First Nations, Youth and People with Low Income. Vancouver: UBC Press, pp.124-144.

Book Reviews

Elizabeth Quinlan. 2010. Review of Ariel Ducey’s ‘Never Good Enough: Health Care Workers and the False Promise of Job Training’. Global Labour Journal, 1 (2). 298-300.

Elizabeth Quinlan. 2005. Review of B. Grzetic’s ‘Women Fishes These Days’.  Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology On-Line Book Reviews. 

Other Publications

Elizabeth Quinlan, Ally Clarke, & Natasha Miller. 2013. “Coordinating and Enhancing Care and Advocacy for Sexual Assault Survivors: New Collaborations and New Approaches.” Community-University Institute for Social Research. 28 pages.

Beth Bilson, Susan Robertson*, Elizabeth Quinlan. October 2013. “Women and the Legal Profession in Saskatchewan: National and Historical Comparisons” A Report to the Law Society of Saskatchewan, Canadian Bar Association, Saskatchewan Branch and The Law Foundation of Saskatchewan.

Elizabeth Quinlan & Susan Robertson 2012. “Report to Saskatoon Civic Middle Management Association.” 22 pages.


About Me
The vision guiding my research program is to promote meaningful dignified work as essential to health and wellness.

My commitment to the fair, equitable treatment and rewards for workers has been the catalyst for my scholarship.

I employ the creative arts to reach wider audiences with research results and enhance research participants’ expressive powers.

My research is endowed with a gender-based analysis strengthened by my formal associate affiliation with the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at University of Saskatchewan.