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Lauren Barr

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Lauren Barr, Lecturer

MA, Sociology, Western University

Lauren Barr is a sociologist and empowering educator. She works with students to break down barriers between research and practice, beyond classroom walls and into the world. Her career has evolved through 20 years of positions in both health care and education. Barr's academic work has a strong focus on understanding the relationship between people within and between institutions, working to deeply unpack social problems, in particular those found in social institutions, and to use this understanding to offer creative and applicable solutions (praxis). Her work also reflects on the social treatment of people, deconstructing labels, working to intentionally foster empathy, with the goal of creating more inclusive, equitable cultures.

Areas of Specialization

  • Social Theory
  • Social Change
  • Deviance
  • Education
  • Gender
  • Social Methods
  • Health Policy
  • Health Care
  • Social Determinants of Health