Kevin Partridge, PhD Candidate

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Who I am

Vancouver, 2011

I am PhD in the Sociology and Anthropology Department at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.

My dissertation is a phenomenological study of the private security industry.

Previous research has included women from Vancouver who have been involved in the punk rock scene, and membership and participation in a car club.

I have come back to academe after a varied career that included over fifteen years in the print industry, the founding of my own company doing photo restoration and other graphics work, and various other jobs including auto mechanics, house renovations, management within a retail environment, and janitorial work.

My academic CV includes a bachelor of arts degree in modern African and Middle Eastern history completed in the 1980s and, more recently, post-baccaulaureate and Master of arts degree in sociology. These degrees were all completed at Simon Fraser University, near my home city of Vancouver, BC before I moved across the country to Ottawa, Ontario.

My personal interests include collecting old comics (my favorite era is the early 20th century and newspaper comics in particular), driving my 1969 Datsun 510 (still using carburetors), and extensive volunteer work within social justice and union organizations.

My Web site

My web site is designed both to inform you of what I do and to make it easy for people to contact me. It is also connected to the archive of my former business, RAD Graphics. Anyone who was a customer of RAD Graphics can contact me through this website. Click here to see the old website.