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ACADEMIC CV

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy from University of Guelph (2024 expected). Discipline: Rural Studies.

  • Masters of Arts Degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland (2017). Discipline: Geography. Thesis title: “Commuters and communities: The social and economic impacts of labour mobility on source communities.”

  • Masters Certificate from Memorial University of Newfoundland (2016). Discipline: Entrepreneurship.

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland (2014). Graduated with a Double Major in Geography and Political Science with a Concentration in Global Studies. GPA 3.5.

Awards

  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Joseph Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship-Doctoral. 2022-24. Value: $40,000.

  • The Highly Qualified Personnel Scholarship Program, 2019-2022. Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs. Value: $75,000.

  • The Ontario Graduate Student Scholarship, 2020. Government of Ontario. Value: $15,000.

  • The Dr. Alan G. Macpherson Graduate Research Award in Historical and Cultural Geography, 2016-17. Value: $1,000.

  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Joseph Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship-Master’s. 2015. Value: $17,500.

  • Memorial University’s Institute of Social and Economic Research. Master’s of Arts Fellowship. 2015. Value: $10,000.

  • Memorial University’s Dean of Excellence Award. 2015. Value: $5,000.

  • Faculty of Arts Dean’s List from 2012-2014.


Teaching Experience

  • Geography 1050, Geographies of Global Change, Memorial University of Newfoundland. 

  • Environmental Design and Rural Development 3500, Recreation and Tourism Planning, University of Guelph.

Publications

  • Ryser, L., Barrett, J., Markey, S., Halseth, G., & Vodden, K. (2023). Municipal entrepreneurialism: Can it help to mobilize resource-dependent small communities away from path-dependency? Regional Science, Policy and Practice, DOI: 10.1111/rsp3.12649.

  • Barrett, J. & Vodden, K. (2022). Partnerships in place: Facilitating rural local government entrepreneurialism in Newfoundland and Labrador. The Canadian Geographer, 14(3), DOI: 10.1111/cag.12814.

  • Barrett, J. (2022). Routes and Roots: Factors that drive labour mobility in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Applied Mobilities, 7(1), 62-80.

  • Barrett, J. (2019). There and Back Again: How Labour Mobility Impacts Community Development in Source Communities. Transatlantic Journal of Rural Research, 1(1), 2-30.

  • Reimer, B., Barrett, J., Vodden, K., and Bisson, L. (2019). Rural-Urban Interactions and Interdependence. In Kelly Vodden, David Douglas, Sean Markey, Sarah Minnes, Bill Reimer (Eds.), The Theory, Practice, and Potential of Regional Development: The Case of Canada. London: Routledge

  • Gibson, R. & Barrett, J. (2018). Philanthropic Organizations to the Rescue? Alternative Funding Solutions for Rural Sustainability. In Greg Halseth, Sean Markey, Laura Ryser (Eds.), Integrative Services and Service Infrastructure for 21st Century Rural Sustainability. London: Routledge.

  • Barrett, J., Minnes, S., and Vodden, K. (2015). Exploring solutions for sustainable rural drinking water systems. Plan Canada, 55(1).

  • Barrett, J. (2014). Is freedom of the press required for a liberal democracy: A case study of Mexico’s freedom of the press and democracy. Mapping Politics, 6, 5-15.

Presentations

  • Barrett, J. (2023, April). The Role of Municipalities in Economic Development. Presented at the Opportunity Placentia Bay Conference, Marystown, NL.

  • Barrett, J. (2023, March). From path dependency to path renewal? Opportunities for local government entrepreneurialism in historically resource-dependent rural communities. Presented at the American Association of Geographers Annual Conference, Denver, CO.

  • Barrett, J. (2022, October). An Evolutionary Economic Geography / New Public Management / Staples Theory nexus?: Conceptual considerations for rural economic development research with local governments. Presented at the Atlantic Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Conference, Halifax, NS.

  • Barrett, J & Vodden, K. (2022, May). Partnerships in place: Facilitating rural local government entrepreneurialism in Newfoundland and Labrador. Presented at the Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Conference, Toronto, ON.

  • Barrett, J. (2019, October). State of Rural Canada, Volume 3. Invited Speaker.  Presented at the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundations Annual Conference, St. John’s, NL.

  • Barrett, J. (2016, October). Money Matters: Mobile Workforces and Local Economic Development in Source Communities. Presented at the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation’s Annual Conference, Guelph, ON.

  • Barrett, J., Reimer, B., and Vodden, K. (2016, August). Examining the Nature of Rural-Urban Interactions and Interdependencies in Canadian Regions. Presented at the International Rural Sociology Association’s Biennial Conference, Toronto, ON.

  • Barrett, J. (2016, June). Social Development and Source Communities: How Mobile Workers Spend Time in their Permanent Place of Residence. Presented at the Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Conference, Halifax, NS.

  • Barrett, J. (2016, April). Regional Sustainability in a Mobile World: Reflections from Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Presented at the Regional Studies Association Annual Conference, Building Bridges: Cities and Regions in a Transnational World, Graz, Austria.

  • Barrett, J. (2016, March). ‘Commuting is a way of life for many’: Mobile Workers and Newfoundland’s Nickel processing Sector. Presented at Memorial University’s Department of Geography Bluebox Seminar Series, St. John’s, NL.

  • Barrett, J. (2015, September). Commuters and communities: How employment mobility affects community development in source communities. Presented at the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation’s Annual Conference, Building Resilient Communities: Innovation, Culture, and Governance in Place, Summerside, PE.

  • Barrett, J. (2015, June).  Resource towns to no towns?: The evolution of commute work from the 1950s to present and how it impacts communities. Presented at the Canadian Sociological Association Annual Conference, Ottawa, ON.

  • Vodden, K., Hall, H., and Barrett, J. (2015, June). Mobile Work and Changing Community Dynamics on the Isthmus of the Avalon, Newfoundland and Labrador. Presented at the Canadian Association of Geographers Conference, Vancouver, BC.

  • Reimer, B., Barrett, J., and Vodden, K. (2015, May). The Water-Food-Energy-Climate Nexus as an Opportunity for Rural-Urban Policy Integration. Presented at The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Rural Development Policy Conference, National Prosperity through Modern Rural Policy, Memphis, TN.

  • Barrett, J. (2014, October). Fostering Rural Revitalization and Regional Collaboration through Philanthropy? Presented at the Atlantic Canadian Association of Geographers Conference, St. John’s, NL.

  • Gibson, R., & Barrett, J. (2013, October). Fostering Sustainable Communities through Philanthropy? Presented at the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation Conference, Thunder Bay, ON.

  • Barrett, J., & Gibson, R. (2013, August). Philanthropy: A Savior to Regional Development in Rural Areas? Presented at the Canadian Association of Geographers Conference, St John's NL.

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