Jennifer Brady Jennifer Brady, RD, MHSc, PhD

Assistant Professor

Evaristus 315

jennifer.brady@msvu.ca

Phone: 902-457-6260

Fax: 902-457-6134

Education and Training:

Ph.D. Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen’s University Current

Dissertation: Trading in the Apron: The Contemporary History of Dietetics in Canada and What it Means for the Future of the Profession

Dietetic Internship The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario 2011

M.H.Sc. Nutrition Communication, Ryerson University 2010

B.A.Sc. Nutrition and Food, Ryerson University 2008

B.A. Women’s Studies, York University 2001


Research Interests:

My broad interdisciplinary background informs my research interests which span critical, feminist perspectives of food, nutrition, eating, bodies, and expertise. I am particularly interested in the history and professionalization of dietetics and its forbearer, home economics, as well as health professionals’ roles as advocates in social justice and health equity. My work is primarily qualitative and includes oral history, phenomenology, autoethnography, collective biography, and the use of embodied methods, particularly cooking, as a mode of inquiry.

As an educator and mentor, my aim is to “teach to transform,” which to me, means educating the whole student to deepen their knowledge and academic skills, but also their engagement in the world as informed, conscientious, and accountable citizens.

Recent Publications:

Edited Books

Anderson, C., Brady, J., and Levkoe, C. (2016). Conversations in Food Studies: Collaboration and Critical Inquiry. Winnipeg, Manitoba: University of Manitoba Press.

Book Chapters

Brady, J., Szabo, M., Power, E., and Gingras, J. (forthcoming). Still Hungry: Still Hungry for a Feminist Food Studies. In M. Koc, J. Sumner & T. Winson (Eds.) Critical Perspectives in Food Studies. Don Mills, Canada: Oxford University Press.

Gingras, J., Asada, Y., Brady, J., Aphramor, L. (forthcoming). Critical dietetics: Challenging the Profession from Within. In M. Koc, J. Sumner & T. Winson (Eds.) Critical Perspectives in Food Studies. Don Mills, Canada: Oxford University Press.

Szanto, D., Wong, C. and Brady, J. (2016). Stirring the Pot: The Performativities of Making Food Texts. In Levkoe, C. Brady, J., Anderson, C. Conversations in Food Studies. Winnipeg, Canada: University of Manitoba Press.

Brady, J. Ventresca, M. and Millious, V. (2016). ­­Problematizing Milk: Considering Production Beyond the Food System. In Levkoe, C. Brady, J., Anderson, C. Conversations in Food Studies. Winnipeg, Canada: University of Manitoba Press.

Brady, J., Gingras, J., and Aphramor, L. (forthcoming). Theorizing Health at Every Size as a Relational–Cultural Endeavour. Obesity Discourse and Fat Politics. Routledge.

Brady, J. and Gingras, J. (2016). “Celebrating Unruly Experiences”: Queering HAES as a Response to The Politics of Postponement. In W. Mitchinson, D. Macphail, & J. Ellison (Eds.). Obesity in Canada: Historical and critical perspectives. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press.

Rochefort, J., Senchuk, A., Brady, J., and Gingras, J. (2016). Spoon Fed: Learning about “Obesity” in Dietetics. In W. Mitchinson, D. Macphail, & J. Ellison (Eds.). Obesity in Canada: Historical and critical perspectives. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press.

Aphramor, L., Brady, J., and Gingras, J. (2013). Fitting in: Health At Every Size informed Midwifery Practice. Nutrition in Pregnancy and Childbirth. Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge.

Aphramor, L., Brady, J., and Gingras, J. (2013). Advancing critical dietetics, theorising health at every size. In A. Lavis & E. Abbots (Eds.). Ethnographic Approaches to Eating Why We Eat, How We Eat. United Kingdom: Ashgate.

Brady, J. Power, E., and Gingras, J. (2012). Still Hungry: Bringing a feminist perspective to food, foodwork, the body, and food studies. In M. Koc, J. Sumner & T. Winson (Eds.) Critical Perspectives in Food Studies. Don Mills, Canada: Oxford University Press.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Cuddy, A., Gingras, J., Siswanto, O., and Brady, J. (forthcoming). Dietitians’ Reasons for Leaving the Profession. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research.

McPhail, D. Brady, J. and Gingras, J. (2016). Exposed Social Flesh: Towards an Embodied Fat Pedagogy. Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society. DOI:10.1080/21604851.2016.1142813

Atkins, J. and Brady, J. (2016). Queer Theory & Dietetics Education: Interrupting Heteronormativity. Journal of Critical Dietetics, 3(1).

Good, A., Brady, J., Poultney, M., Gingras, J. (2016). “Gatekeepers to the Profession”: Exploring the Experiences of Ontario Dietetics Internship Coordinators. Journal of Critical Dietetics, 3(1).

Siswanto, O., Brady, J. Gingras, J. (2015). Successfully attaining a dietetic internship position in Ontario on the first attempt: a descriptive survey. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research. 76(1), 27-32.

Ventresca, M. and Brady, J. (2014). Food for Thought: Notes on Food, Performance and the Athletic Body. Journal of Sport & Social Issues.

Brady, J. and Ventresca, M. (2014). “Officially a vegan now”: On meat and renaissance masculinity in pro football. Food and Foodways:Explorations in the History and Culture of Human Nourishment, 22(4), 300-321.

Siswanto, O., Brady, J. Alvarenga, P., Magder, A., Riesel, J. Qureshi, N., and Gingras, J. (2014). “Forgetting the Pain”: Successful Applicants Experiences of Attaining a Dietetic Internship Position in Ontario. Journal of Critical Dietetics. 2(1).

MacLellan, D., Gingras, J., Lordly, D. and Brady, J. (2014). On Beginning to Become Dietitians. Journal of Critical Dietetics, 2(1).

Brady, J. Aphramor, L. Gingras, J. (2013). Theorizing health at every size as a relational–cultural endeavour. Critical Public Health, DOI:10.1080/09581596.2013.797565.

Brady, J., Hoang, A., Siswanto, O., Riesel, J., and Gingras, J. (2013). Voices of Distress: The Emotional Peril of Not Attaining a Dietetic Internship in Ontario. Journal of Critical Dietetics, 1(3).

Brady, J. & Gingras, J. (2012). Dietetics students’ experiences and perspectives of storytelling to enhance food and nutrition practice. Transformative Dialogues: Teaching and Learning eJournal, 6(1).

Brady, J., Lordly, D., MacLellan, D., & Gingras, J. (2012). “This is where it all started”: New dietetic practitioners’ perspectives of their education and training. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, 73(3).

Lordly, D., MacLellan, D., Gingras, J., and Brady, J. (2012). A team based approach to qualitative inquiry: The collaborative retreat. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, 73(2), 91-97.

Brady, J. L., Hoang, A., Tzianetas, R., Buccino, J., Glynn, K., and Gingras, J. (2012). Unsuccessful dietetic internship applicants: A descriptive survey. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, 73(2), e248-252

Brady, J. (2011). Cooking as Inquiry: A Method to Stir Up Prevailing Ways of Knowing Food, Body, and Identity. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 10(4).

Brady, J., Mendelson, R., Farrell, A., and Wong, S. (2010). Engaging hearts and minds online: A content analysis of food and beverage marketing to children on the internet. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, 71(4).

Gingras, J. and Brady, J. (2009). To be other: Relational consequences of dietitians feeding bodily difference. Radical Psychology, 8(1). [Available: www.radicalpsychology.org]

Brady, J., Farrell, A., Wong, S., and Mendelson, R. (2008). Beyond television: Children’s engagement with online food and beverage marketing. Clinical Medicine: Pediatric. [Available: www.la-press.com/article.php?article_id=916]

Other Publications (non-peer reviewed)

Brady, J. (forthcoming). Late, or a reflexive feminist journey. In L.M. Gajardo & J. Ryckman (Eds.). Becoming Feminist. Inanna.

Brady, J. (2016). Dietitians: Social justice trailblazers then and now. Dietitians of Canada Practice Blog. Available from: http://www.dietitians.ca/Learn/Practice-Blog/August-2016/Dietitians–Social-justice-trailblazers-then-and-n.aspx

Brady, J. Book Review. [Review of The Gluten Lie: And Other Myths About What You Eat by Alan Levinovitz]. Canadian Food Studies/ La Revue canadienne des études sur l’alimentation, 2(2).

Brady, J., Levkoe, C., and Szanto, D. (2015). Borders, Boundaries, and Becoming Food Studies: Looking Back, Pushing Forward. Canadian Food Studies / La Revue canadienne des études sur l’alimentation, 1(2), 1-3.

Brady, J. (2014). Book Review. [Review of Food Will Win the War: The Politics, Culture, and Science of Food on Canada’s Home Front by Ian Mosby]. Canadian Food Studies / La Revue canadienne des études sur l’alimentation, 1(2), 1-3.

Gingras, J. and Brady, J. (2014). Harm Will Be Done. Journal of Critical Dietetics, 2(1).

Brady, J., Farrell, A., Wong, S., and Mendelson, R. (2011). Letters to the Editor: The Authors Respond. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, 72(2), 59.

Aphramor, L., Asada, Y., Atkins, J., Berenbaum, S., Brady, J., … Yarker-Edgar, K. (2009). Critical dietetics: A declaration. Practice, 48, 1-2. [Available: http://www.jacquigingras.ca]

Brady, J., Farrell, A., Flemming, L., Liu, A., Smith, D., DeJonge, L. (n.d.) The SPARC Guide. [Available: www.ryerson.ca/castl/resources]

Recent Presentations:

International Conferences

Brady, J., Lordly, D. and Wadsworth, L. (2016). Why history matters for dietetics education, practice & research. (Featured Oral Presentation) International Congress of Dietetics, Granada, Spain.

Brady, J., Lordly, D. and Wadsworth, L. (2016). Why history matters for dietetics education, practice & research. (Poster). International Congress of Dietetics, Granada, Spain.

Brady, J., Cuddy, A., McIntosh, C. and Tzianetas, R. (2016). Leadership in Dietetics in Canada (Poster). International Congress of Dietetics, Granada, Spain.

Brady, J. Dietitians as Social Justice Advocates: Our Past and Future Roles. Sixth International Critical Dietetics Conference. Granada, Spain.

Brady, J. (2013). Dietitians as Social Justice Advocates? What Social Justice Should and Could mean for Dietetics in Canada. Third International Critical Dietetics Conference. Wolfville, Nova Scotia.

Gingras, J., Cuddy, A., & Brady, J. (2013). Too Hot to Handle: The Untold Politics of Dietetic Research. Third International Critical Dietetics Conference. Wolfville, Nova Scotia.

Brady, J. (2012). Political Economy: A Tool for Critical Dietetic Scholars. Second International Critical Dietetics Conference, Sydney, Australia.

Brady, J., Rochefort, J., & Gingras, J. (2012). Transgressive Critical Obesity Pedagogies in Dietetics: A Reflexive Analysis. Second International Critical Dietetics Conference, Sydney, Australia.

Morley, C., Fox, A., Gingras, J., & Brady, J. (2012). Dietitian as Artist: Exploring art and arts-informed methods in Canadian education, inquiry, and practice. International Congress of Dietetics, Sydney, Australia.

Aphramor, L., Brady, J., & Gingras, J. (2012). Catching Up & Moving Ahead – Critical Weight Studies for Dietitians. (Symposium). International Congress of Dietetics, Sydney, Australia.

National Conferences

Brady, J., Frank, L., Pasche Guinard, F., & Overend, A. (2014). Roundtable Discussion: Food Gender and the Productive/Consumptive Order. Women’s and Gender Studies et Recherches Féministes. St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada.

Brady, J. & Ventresca, M. (2014). Food for Thoughts: Thinking about Food, Sport, and the Athletic Body. Ninth Annual Assembly of the Canadian Association for Food Studies. St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada.

Ventresca, M. & Brady, J. (2013). Food for Thought: Thinking about Food, Sport and the Athletic Body. The North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Conference. Quebec City, Quebec.

Brady, J. (2013). “Officially a vegan now”: On meat and renaissance masculinity in pro-football, Eighth Annual Assembly of the Canadian Association for Food Studies, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Brady, J. (2013). A Feminist History of the Dietetics Profession and it Relationship to Home Economics. Women’s and Gender Studies et Recherches Féministes, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Brady, J. (2013). Looking Back, Moving Forward: A Study of Dietetics Professional Roots. Canadian Symposium of Home Economics XII, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Power, E., Brady, J., & Mackie, C. (2012). Feminist Food Studies. Thematic Session. Canadian Association of Food Studies at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON

Brady, J., Fitzpatrick, A., & Gingras, J., (2011). Cooking as Inquiry: A Method to Stir Up Prevailing Ways of Knowing, Food, and Bodies. 28th Annual Qualitative Analysis Conference. Wilfred Laurier University, Toronto, ON.

For more information please visit my linkedin.com or academia.edu profile.