Catherine Kennedy

Research Assistant | Dalhousie University
Catherine has worked as a research assistant on various qualitative projects throughout her undergrad and graduate studies. Her research interests include the sociology of work, feminist political economy, critical leisure studies, and critical health studies. Catherine conducted a funded critical phenomenology, ‘Rest: resistance and wellness under late capitalism,’ for her undergraduate honours thesis. Inspired by this project, her current master’s thesis studies the impacts of digital capitalism on young women’s time use and leisure.
Catherine graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Sociology and a Subsidiary in Philosophy from St. Francis Xavier University in 2021. She is a second-year Masters Sociology candidate in Dalhousie’s Sociology and Social Anthropology department. 
Catherine is a varsity track and field athlete at Dalhousie. When she is not running, she enjoys painting, surfing, and yoga.