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I am a Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Calgary. My research interests include migration, social exclusion, care work, gender and quantitative research methodology.
Currently, I am using the Luxembourg Income Study as well as Statistics Canada datasets to explore how institutional settings and immigration paradigms lead to outcomes of exclusion for female care workers coming from poor to wealthier nations. Some of my case studies focus on countries that have thus far had limited quantitative documentation of migrant workers: for example, I compare the North American context to wealthy countries in the Asian Pacific and I examine differences and similarities across and within welfare regimes. In Canada, I measure the impact of different migrant entry categories on care work wages over time. My second major program of research involves co-authoring a scholarly book tentatively titled Social Exclusion in Canada: The Intersecting Dynamics of Race, Immigration, Gender and Age. The book is under contact with University of Toronto Press and will be published in 2019.
For my postdoctoral and PhD research I was the recipient of two SSHRC fellowships and two Ontario Graduate Scholarships.
At the University of Calgary and the University of Toronto, I have been the sole course instructor for Gender and Care, Sociology of International Migration, Quantitative Analysis for Social Science Research and Applications for Quantitative Methodology in the Sociology Departments as well as developing an online course entitled An Introduction to Regression. I have also had the opportunity to guest lecture in the Social Work departments at the University of Toronto and York University.
To date, my academic work has been published or accepted for publication in Journal of European Social Policy, International Migration Review, International Labour Review, Critical Studies in Education, Social Inclusion, Canadian Ethnic Studies, Canadian Journal on Aging, Journal of Aging and Social Policy, Citizenship Education Research Journal, and the Transnational Social Review – A Social Work Journal. In addition, I am the co-author of the second edition of the textbook Social Policy in Canada (with E. Lightman, 2017) and I have several book chapters published in peer-reviewed edited book collections.
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