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Associate Professor - Social Practice, School of Healthcare and Social Practice
School of Healthcare and Social Practice
Ph.D., Stanford University, Department of Anthropology
M.A., University of Chicago, Department of Anthropology
B.A., Boston University, University Professors Program
Professional and Industry Experience
- 2004 - 2008, Peg Zeglin Brand Chair and Associate Professor of Gender Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington (U.S.A.)
- 2005 - 2008, Director of Graduate Studies, Gender Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington
- 1998 - 2004, Peg Zeglin Brand Chair and Assistant Professor of Gender Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington
- 1996 - 1998, Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, Stanford University. Program in Cultures, Ideas, and Values
- 1995 - 1998, Consultant, Narrative Therapy Training Workshops, San Francisco, CA.
Areas of Research Interest
- Feminist theories and gender studies
- Narrative therapy
- Constructionist theories of the body and of sexualities
- Gender and science
- Consumer culture
- Medical anthropology
- Feminist ethnographies
- How conventional therapies for eating disorders can unwittingly recreate the cultural conditions of the problem.
Graduate supervision of completed theses/dissertations
Masters theses or dissertations
Masters theses or dissertations supervised by Helen Gremillion as Principal Supervisor
Powell, Catherine (2016). A place to stand : creating inclusive environments for diverse gender tertiary students (Master of Education)
Romanetti, Laure (2015). Experimenting with anti-languages: moving towards the de-gendering of French through translations of narrative conversations (Master of Social Practice)
Kwon, Minkyeong J. (2015). Korean migrant women's experiences of depression in New Zealand : cultural understanding and change through a narrative therapy lens (Master of Social Practice)
Ashton, Laura (2014). "I don't necessarily go out there and tell everyone that I'm a feminist, but I won't go out there and tell everyone that I'm a musician either" : dis/identifications and dis/articulations : young women and feminism in Aotearoa/New Zealand (Master of Social Practice)
Neville, Diane Woolson (2013). Experiences of advocacy : situating experiences of contemporary women's advocates within the feminist movement to end violence against women (Master of Social Practice)
Veysey, Sheree A. (2011). Look at the human being in front of you who's hurting : clients with a borderline personality disorder diagnosis describe their experiences of discriminatory and helpful behaviour from health professionals (Master of Social Practice)
Masters theses or dissertations supervised by Helen Gremillion as Associate Supervisor
Kay, Lynda (2018). What is known about experiences, perceptions, and impacts on practitioners and patients due to sex and gender in the chiropractic, osteopathy and physiotherapy professions: a scoping review (Master of Osteopathy)
Gremillion, H., Hallie, J., & Tominiko, F. (2021). The scope of Talanoa research methodology: The place of research methods that are not rooted in Pasifika traditions. E. Papoutsaki and M. Shannon, Unitec Research Symposium Proceedings 2020.
Gremillion, H., Tominiko, F., & Hallie, J. (2020). The scope of Talanoa research methodology within a postgraduate curriculum. 9th Biennial International Indigenous Research Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.
Gremillion, H. (2020). Indigenous methodologies within postgraduate curricula: Querying appropriate applications of a Kaupapa Maori approach. 2nd Sydney - International Conference on Social Science & Humanities (ICSSH), online.
Hernandez, G., Low, J., Wallis, S., Birchmore, R., Ramirez-Prado, G., de Groot, C., Gremillion, H., Lee-Morgan, J., Blanchon, D., Baling, M., Doyle, E., & Berry, T. (2020). The development of a transdisciplinary team to investigate indoor air quality issues in New Zealand. Unitec Research Symposium, Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.
Gremillion, H., & Powell, C. (2019). Evaluating efforts to promote diverse sexuality and gender inclusivity at a tertiary institution. Sociological Association of Aotearoa New Zealand Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.
Powell, C., & Gremillion, H. (2018). The experiences of diverse-gender tertiary students: Structural discrimination and microaggressions. Whanake: The Pacific Journal of Community Development (Vol. 4(2)).
Hughes, C. R., McNabb, D., Gremillion, H., & Bridgman, G. (2018). Access to social work education: Correlations between applicant performance on selection tasks, demographics and success as a student. Social Work, Education and Social Development (SWSD) conference, Dublin, Ireland.
Gremillion, H. (2017). Research engaging Maori: A bicultural, blended approach. ARMS 2017: Funding Research, Drawing on the Power of Collaboration, Wellington, New Zealand.
Hughes, C., Gremillion, H., Bridgman, G., Ashley, P., & McNabb, D. (2017). Student selection process effectiveness: Correlations between task performance and undergraduate success. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work (Vol. 29(4)).
Hughes, C., McNabb, D., Ashley, P., & Gremillion, H. (2016). What to do about student selection for social work programmes? Social Work in Changing Times: Towards Better Outcomes, Massey University, Palmerston North.
Gremillion, H. (2016). Professional development for established academic staff: The Effectiveness of a writing programme. International Network of Research Management Societies 2016 Congress, Melbourne.
Connor, H., Gremillion, H., & Meima, Y. (2016). Couples work in cultural context: Te Ao Maori and poststructuralist practices informing counsellor training in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Family Process (Vol. 55(2)).
Gremillion, H., Snell, D., Crosthwaite, J., Finch, B.T., Paterson, J., & Tavinor, G. (2016). What does organizational diversity in New Zealand tertiary sector research ethics committees teach us about balancing consultative and governance approaches to ethics review? online. New Zealand Journal of Sociology (Vol. 31(4)).
Hughes, C., McNabb, D., Ashley, P., McKechnie, R., & Gremillion, H. (2016). Selection of social work students: A literature review of selection criteria and process effectiveness. Advances in social work & welfare education (Vol. 18(2)).
Tolich, M., Bathurst, R., Deckert, A., Flanagan, P., Gremillion, H., & Grimshaw, M. (2015). One size does not fit all: Organisational diversity in New Zealand tertiary sector ethics committees. Kotuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online (Vol. 10(2)).
Gremillion, H. (2015). Teaching deconstructivist ideas surrounding sexual identities: Productive risks and effective pedagogy. Sociological Association of Aotearoa New Zealand Annual Conference, Waikato University, Hamilton, New Zealand.
Tolich, M., Bathurst, R., Deckert, A., Flanagan, P., Gremillion, H., & Grimshaw, M. (2015). One size does not fit all: Organizational diversity in New Zealand tertiary sector ethics committees. Ethics in Practice Conference, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.
Gremillion, H., Tolich, M., & Bathurst, R. (2015). Lay members of New Zealand research ethics committees: Who and what do they represent? Research Ethics (Vol. 11(2)).
Woolson-Neville, D., & Gremillion, H. (2015). Experiencing women's advocacy: Connections with and departures from a feminist socio-political movement to end violence against women. Unitec ePress Research Report Series (Vol. 2).
Hughes, C. R., and Gremillion, H. (2014). The meanings of gender and the home space for recipients of palliative care, and some implications for social workers in the field. Social Dialogue, Retrieved from http://www.social-dialogue.com/ (Vol. 3(8)).
Gremillion, H., Tolich, M., and Bathurst, R. (2014). Lay members of New Zealand research ethics committees: Are they empowered, and who or what do they represent? Contemporary Ethnography Across the Disciplines conference, University of Waikato, Hamilton, 26-28 November.
Gremillion, H. (2013). The analytic and institutional space of transdisciplinary gender studies. The 5th Christina Conference on Gender Studies. Feminist Thought: Politics of Concepts, University of Helsinki, 23-25 May.
Cottle, M., Hughes, C., and Gremillion, H. (2013). A community approach to palliative care: Embracing indigenous concepts and practices in a hospice setting. Journal of systemic therapies (Vol. 32 (1)).
Gremillion, H. (2013). Special section: Community approaches to problems: Beyond individual and family solutions. Journal of systemic therapies, http://guilfordjournals.com/toc/jsyt/32/1 (Vol. 32 (1)).
Gremillion, H. (2013). Developing a collaborative methodology for research with community groups. Kotuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1177083X.2013.848215 (Vol. 8(1-2)).
Gremillion, H., Cheshire, A., and Lewis, D. (2012). Scaffolding a Community of Competent Practitioners: Positioning and Agency in a Training Program for Narrative Counseling. Family Process (Vol. 51(1)).
Gremillion, H., Cheshire, A., and Lewis, D. (2011). Scoffolding a Community of Competent Practitioners: Positioning and Agency in a Training Programme for Narrative Counselling. Inaugural New Zealand Association of Counsellors' Counselor Education Conference, Weltec campus, Wellington, 5-6 December.
Gremillion, H. (2011). Review of Abject Relations, by M. Warin, and The Anorexic Self, by P. Saukko. (Includes contribution to theory development.). Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society (Vol. 37(1)).
Gremillion, H. (2010). Deconstructing Concepts of Gender within Feminist and Men's Movements in Aotearoa.New Zealand. Contemporary Ethnography Across the Disciplines Hui, University of Waikato, 17-19 November.
Gremillion, H. (2010). "Others" Within and Without: Biomedicine and its Alterities in Euro/American and African Contexts. Bodies and Bodiliness in Africa, Sponsored by the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Moshi, Tanzania, 7-9 June.
Gremillion, H. (2009). Gendered Communities: Conflict and Dialogue between Feminist and Men's Movements in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Re-Thinking Community in Contemporary Anthropology: Annual Meeting of the Association of Social Anthropologists of Aotearoa/New Zealand, Picton, 13-15 December.
Gremillion, H. (2009). Comment on 'Brokering Authenticity: Borderline Personality Disorder and the Ethics of Care in an American Eating Disorder Clinic' by Rebecca J. Lester. Current Anthropology (Vol. 50(3)).
Gremillion, H. (2008). The race and class politics of Anorexia Nervosa: Unravelling white, middle-class standards in representations of eating problems. Moss, P., and Teghtsoonian, K. (Ed), Contesting illness: Processes and practices.
Gremillion, H. (2006). Review of Feeding Desire: Fatness, Beauty and Sexuality Among a Saharan People, by R. Popenoe. (Includes contribution to theory development.). American Ethnologist (Vol. 33(2)).
Gremillion, H. (2005). The cultural politics of body size. Annual Review of Anthropology, 34, 13-32.
Gremillion, H. (2004). Unpacking essentialisms in therapy: Lessons for feminist approaches from narrative work. Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 17 (4), 173-200.
Gremillion, H. (2003). Feeding anorexia: Gender and power at a treatment centre. Durham, NC, USA: Duke University Press.
Gremillion, H. (2002). In fitness and in health: Crafting bodies in the treatment of anorexia nervosa. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 27, 381-414.