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Hugh Shewell

Associate Professor (cross appointed with School of Social Work)

Degrees:B.A. (Carleton); M.S.W. (U.B.C.); PhD (Toronto)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 5717
Email:hugh_shewell@carleton.ca
Office:505 DT

Recent Courses Taught

Undergraduate

SOWK 3000 Foundations of Structural Analysis: Social Welfare and Social Work

SOWK 3100 Social Administration and Policy

Graduate

SOWK 5408 Social Administration and Policy

SOWK 5608 Community Work

SOWK 5306 Advanced Theory for Social Administration and Policy (Fall Term)

Research Interests

Indigenous – State Relations in Canada

Indigenous Social Welfare

Poverty and Ideology

Social Policy and Social Rights

History of Social Welfare and Social Work

Recent Publications

“Why Jurisdiction Matters: Social Policy, Social Services and First Nations,” The Canadian Journal of Native Studies, XXXVI, 1 (2016) pp. 24

“Dreaming in Liberal White: Canadian Indian Policy, 1913-2013.” In Aboriginal History: A Reader, 2nd edition, Kristin Burnett and Geoff Read, eds. Toronto: Oxford University Press (2016): 185 – 198.

“Social Rights are Human Rights: Furthering the Democratic Project.” In Jane Pulkingham, ed. Human Welfare, Rights and Social Activism: Rethinking the Legacy of J.S. Woodsworth. Toronto: University of Toronto Press (2010) pp. 114-135.

“Rassembler Nos Forces Ou Recourir Encore A L’Aide Sociale? La situation socio-économique des premières nations avant et après la Commision royale.” Recherches amérindiennes au Québec. Vol. XXXVII, No. 1, (2007): 43-56.

“L’aide sociale des Indiens, est-elle un <<bien-être>>?” Analytical opinion piece invited by the editors, Recherches amérindiennes au Québec. Vol. XXXVI, No. 1, (2006): 96-7.

Book

‘Enough to Keep Them Alive:’ Indian Welfare in Canada, 1873 -1965. University of Toronto Press. (2004): pp. 441

Other Significant Publications

“Canada.” In Professional Ideologies and Preferences in Social Work: A Global Study, eds. Idit Weiss, John Gal and John Dixon. Westport, CT: Auburn House.  (2003): 45-74.

“ ‘Bitterness Behind Every Smiling Face’: Community Development and Canada’s First Nations, 1954-1968.” The Canadian Historical Review. Vol. 83, No.1 (March, 2002) 58-84.

“’Almost Twelve People an Hour Leaving Welfare’: The Marketization of Welfare in Ontario and the Decline of the Public Good,” in,  John Dixon and Mark Hyde, eds. The Marketization of Social Security. London and New York: Quorum Books (2001): 167-86.

“ ‘What Makes the Indian Tick?’ The Influence of Social Sciences on Canada’s Indian Policy, 1947-1964.” Social History / Histoire Sociale.  Vol. 34, no. 67 (May 2001): 133-67.

“Jules Sioui and Indian Political Radicalism in Canada, 1943 – 1944.” Journal of Canadian Studies. 34. 3 (Autumn 1999): 211-242.

“Canada,” in, John Dixon and David Macarov, eds. Poverty: A Persistent Global Reality. London: Routledge (1998): 45-73

“The First Nations of Canada: social welfare and the quest for self-government,” with Annabel Spagnut. In, Social Welfare With Indige­nous Peoples­, eds. John Dixon and Robert P. Scheure­ll. Lon­don: Routledge (1995): 1-53.

Book Reviews

James Daschuk, “Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of

Aboriginal Life.” Canadian Historical Review, 95, 2 (June 2014): 279-81.

Brian Titley, “The Indian Commissioners: Agents of the State and Indian Policy in

Canada’s Prairie West, 1873 – 1932.” American Indian Culture and Research Journal,

35, 2 (2011): 208-12.

Tim Schouls, Shifting Boundaries: Aboriginal Identity, Pluralist Theory, and the Politics of Self

Government, in The Canadian Review of Social Policy, 56. (2005): 157-160.

Bonita Lawrence, “Real” Indians and Others: Mixed-Blood Urban Native Peoples and Indigenous Nationhood, in Canadian Historical Review, 87, 1 (March, 2006): 166-168.

Recent Positions Held:

Associate Dean (Academic) Carleton University. Faculty of Public Affairs, 2016 –

Chair and Coordinator, Planning Committee, Carleton University Institute on Ethics for Research with Indigenous Peoples, 2016 –

Supervisor of Graduate Studies, Carleton University, School of Social Work, 2015-2016.

Director, Carleton University, School of Social Work, 2009 – 2014.

Recent Presentations

“Stories from Conferences Past: Academia, Government and Canadian Indian Policy, 1939 and 1960.” Paper delivered at the Annual Conference of the Canadian Historical Association,Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, Calgary, AB. (June, 2016).

“Liberal (Reform) Judaism, Christian Social Reform and the Settlement House Movement: A Case Study of the Origins of the Oxford and St. George’s Settlement House in late Edwardian East End London.”   Paper delivered at the at the Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Social Work Education, Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, Calgary, AB, (May, 2016).

“Social Policy and Canada’s First Nations: Towards Full Autonomy.” Paper presented as part of the panel, “Colonization/Decolonization,” Society for Socialist Studies, Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Ottawa. (June, 2015).

“Social Work, Teaching Social Policy and the Experience of Policy Engagement in Canada. Panel Presentation at Conference: Social Innovation and Engagement: Social Challenges, Policy Practice, and Professional Training of Social Workers. Center for Social Development, Brown School of Social Work, Washington University, St. Louis, Mo. (March, 2014).

“Professional Training in Social Policy Practice.” Discussion paper presented at Conference: Social Innovation and Engagement: Social Challenges, Policy Practice, and Professional Training of Social Workers. Center for Social Development, Brown School of Social Work, Washington University, St. Louis, Mo. (March, 2014).

“Understanding Social Welfare and First Nations: Constitution, Culture, Self-Government and the Continuing Colonial Reality.” Invited Presentation to the Annual Carleton University Spring Retreat. (May, 2013).

“Situating the Historical Context of a School of Social Work: The Founding of the UBC School of Social Work, 1929-1930” Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Social Work Education, History Panel, “Writing Social Work History,” Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton (May, 2011).

“Canada Noir.” Panel paper presented at “Shadowlands,” School of Architecture, Carleton University (October, 2010).

“Critical Social Work: A Critical Discussion.” Seminar presentation, Department of Social Work, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå University, Sweden. (January, 2008).

“Resistance or Surrender? Dilemmas of Economic Development and Social Welfare for Canada’s First Nations.” Seminar presentation at the research seminar series, Centre of Canadian Studies, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh. (January, 2008).

“Strangers in their own Land: First Nations and Canada as a Placeof Peril.” Paper presented at “Canada as Refuge?” Conference at the Centre of Canadian Studies, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh. (May, 2008).

“Contradictory Aspects of Canada’s Indian Policy: Economic Development, Welfare and Self-Government.” Panel presentation at 11th Annual International Wanapitei Aboriginal History and Politics Colloquium, “Bridging the ‘Great Divide’: Reviewing and Reassessing Aboriginal/non-Aboriginal relations, past, present and future.” (September, 2006).

Work in Progress

“Academia, Canadian Indian Policy and the Narrative of Progress and Transition Before and After World War Two.”

“Navigating Class and Religion in Edwardian England: Basil Henriques and the Founding of the Oxford and St. George’s Settlement House.”

Social Policy in Canada: Product and Function in the Canadian Liberal State. With Dr. Therese Jennissen. Book Proposal for Oxford University Press.