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I am an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Calgary. My research interests include migration, the sociology of work, care work, gender and research methodology.

As of 2018, I am principal investigator of the SSHRC Insight Development Grant “Sorting and Shaping: The Dynamics of Labour Market Exclusion for Female Migrant Care Workers in Canada, 1980-2014.” For this project, I am using administrative longitudnal data from  Statistics Canada to explore how institutional settings and immigration paradigms lead to outcomes of labour market exclusion for female care workers coming from poor to wealthier nations. In Canada, I measure the impact of different migrant entry categories on care work wages over time and the upward and downward employment trajectories of women working in low wage occupations in health and education. 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 Work, Social Policy, Sociology of International Migration, and six courses on basic and advanced quantitive research methods in the Sociology Departments, as well as developing an online course entitled An Introduction to Regression.

To date, my academic work has been published or accepted for publication in Journal of European Social Policy, International Migration ReviewInternational Labour Review, Journal of Poverty, 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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