Research Affiliates include faculty and researchers (e.g. lecturers, independent scholars) from across Canada, as well as international scholars with an interest in international migration research. IMRC Research Affiliates will be sent regular updates on centre events and research, funding opportunities for faculty and students, conference announcements and calls for papers, and new publication releases related to international migration. Affiliates may contribute papers to the online working paper series and other IMRC publications, and may participate in centre events, workshops and conferences.
Dr. Patricia Artia Nuestra Casa/ San Francisco Foundation California, USA Interests: Citizenship; Indigenous and Gender Studies; Transnationalism. Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Zainab Amery Instructor Carleton University Contact info: email@example.com Aarij Bashir Simon Fraser University Interests: Immigration of skilled workers in Canada, labour market outcomes of highly skilled immigrants from developing countries Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. P. Bindhulakshmi Assistant Professor Centre for Women's Studies Tata Institute of Social Sciences Interests International Migration: Migrant Women Domestic Workers from Kerala to Dubai. Contact info: email@example.com
Dr. Oscar Calderon Morillon Professor Facultad de Derecho y Ciencias Sociales Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla Interests: Mexican Migration and Latin American Studies Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Rikil Chyrmang Doctoral Fellow (Economics) Centre for Development Studies Contac info: email@example.com Dr. Aliaa Dakroury
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Luann Good Gingrich
School Of Social Work
Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies
Interests: Social Work, Social Exclusion/Inclusion, Social Policy and
Social Services, Workfare, Forced Migration, Women's Livelihoods,
Temporary/Migrant Workers, Mennonites from Mexico, Lone Mothers
Current Research Projects
- Rural Women Making Change more...
Rural Women Making Change is a community-university research alliance that seeks to expand our understanding of the social, economic and political processes that hinder the full participation, effectiveness and well-being of rural women and their advocates, as well as promote action for change. I am a researcher on the Migrant Workers and Trans-local Livelihoods project, which is investigating the role of transnational labour in Canadian rural communities; the ways in which gender analysis alters our understandings of these processes; the gendered nature of transnational migration; the implications of transnational labour for Canadian rural communities.
Project Type: Funded
- Do Women Sing? Subjective Exclusion and Expressions of Resistance more...
This study is focused on identifying and understanding subjective social exclusion and expressions of resistance among Low German-speaking Mennonite women from Mexico. In my PhD research, I described and empirically explored four forms of social exclusion – economic, spatial, socio-political, and subjective. This study seeks to examine the stories and words of Mennonite women from Mexico, in their own language, to more fully understand the ways in which they give expression to resisting subjective exclusion – of claiming self.
Project Type: Funded
Role: Principal Investigator
SSHRC Small Grant
Atkinson Junior Faculty Fund
- Educating for Work? Social Exclusion, Single Mothers, and Cultural Capital more...
This project explores the relationships between formal education (or cultural capital) and paid work as the assumed route to social inclusion. Extending recent research demonstrating a disjuncture between professional credentials and earned income for most immigrants in Canada, I interrogate the extent to which level of education is associated with various indicators of social inclusion for single mothers, including position in the labour market, income, wealth, civic engagement, social networks, and health and well-being. Through the analysis of qualitative and quantitative data pertaining to the life experiences of poor single mothers in Canada, my overall objective is to deepen our understanding of the processes and outcomes of social exclusion in order to further develop a practical concept of social inclusion. This research integrates the following data analysis: 1) secondary quantitative data analysis utilizing the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (SLID), 2006; 2) analysis of qualitative data collected through the SSHRC funded project entitled Social Assistance in the New Economy (SANE) (PI Ernie Lightman, University of Toronto).
Project Type: Funded
Role: Principal Investigator
Atkinson Minor Research Grant, York Internal Grant
- Theorizing ‘Choice’ and Voluntary Social Exclusion: A Study of Transnational Livelihoods and Women from Mexico more...
This qualitative research advances the inquiry of self-imposed social exclusion with the empirical study of women who migrate from Mexico for low-skilled temporary jobs in Canada’s agri-food industry. Three distinct sample sub-groups of women who engage in transnational livelihoods are included: participants of the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP); and the non-sector specific Occupations Requiring Lower Levels of Formal Training (also known as the Low Skilled Worker Program, LSWP); and women such as Low German Mennonites from Mexico who move outside of regulated programs, sometimes as dual citizens (Canadian and Mexican). This project takes prior work forward with a unique sample population and three new dimensions beyond those previously studied: gender, the law, and transnationality. That is, we will explore the ways in which national legal and regulatory enactments operate gendered processes across sovereign borders. Regardless of the means by which they migrate, women engaged in temporary farm labour exercise some measure of choice by positioning themselves near the bottom of one of the lowest value segments of the labour market. For those entering Canada through guest worker programs, social exclusion is a direct result of the transnational extension of the market-state apparatus, as international legal parameters replace cultural/religious mandates. While voluntary social exclusion based on shared nonconformist beliefs is inherently paradoxical, further complexity is introduced when legal and regulatory constraints enforce mandatory social exclusion in which people seemingly choose to participate. This study will shed new light on the idea and social realities of social exclusion; deepen understandings of the role of individual and group agency in maintaining transnational livelihoods; and continue the conceptual development—in adequately nuanced and pragmatic terms—of social inclusion in policy formulation and labour market practices.
Project Type: Funded
SSHRC: Standard Research Grant
Luann Good Gingrich's research focuses on the processes and outcomes of social exclusion for marginalized groups, including poor single mothers, migrant farm labourers, and ethno-culturally distinct groups. Central to her conceptual development of social exclusion is conflicting meanings of work as defined by competing social fields and associated systems of capital. Her empirical and theoretical work looks for connections between subjective experience and material realities in understanding social exclusion its self-imposed expressions. She has worked with various closed communities of Old Order Mennonites and Low German speaking Mennonites from Mexico.
Area of Specialization
Contact info: email@example.comDr. Gilbert George Gonzalez Professor School of Social Sciences University of California, Irvine Interests: Ethnic/Chicano Historical Studies, the Political Economy of Education and Latin American Studies Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Benson Honig Teresa Cascioli Chair in Entrepreneurial Leadership; President: CCSBE McMaster University Interests: Business planning, nascent entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, social capital, and entrepreneurship in environments of transition. Contact Info: bhonig@McMaster.ca Lanre Olusegun Ikuteyijo Lecturer/Ph.D. Student, Department of Sociology and Anthropology Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria Interests: social research methods, irregular migration, human trafficking, migrants' rights, social justice Contact: email@example.com Dr. Doris R. Jakobsh Associate Professor Department of Religious Studies University of Waterloo Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Aswini Kumar Nanda Professor Director of Population Research Centre (PRC) Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID) Interests: India; Punjab; International Migration; Internal Migration; Migration Policy. Contact info: email@example.com
Dr. Micheline Labelle Professeure Titulaire, Chaire de Recherche en Immigration Ethnicité et Citoyenneté Département de Sociologie Université du Québec à Montréal Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Ching Lin Pang IMMRC Social Sciences Contact info: ChingLin.Pang@soc.kuleuven.be
Dr. Sagrario Lobato Huerta Coordinadora de la Academia de Investigacion Centro Mexicano Universitario de Ciencias y Humanidades Interests: Social Health; Migration and Health. Contact Info: email@example.com
Dr. Gustavo Lopez Angel Professor Instituto de Investigaciones Juridico-Politicas Facultad de Derecho y Ciencias Sociales Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla Interests: Migration; Transnational practices; Remittances and development. Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Marinel Mandres Contract Academic Staff Deptartment of Geography Wilfrid Laurier University Interests: Migrant Communities, The Balkan states (specifically, Serbia and Romania) and their respective ethnic groups (i.e majority 'nations'and minority 'nationalities') within Europe and North America. Contact Info: email@example.com
Dr. Indianna D. Minto-Coy Trade Policy Research Fellow
Shridath Ramphal Centre
University of the West Indies
Cave Hill Campus, Barbados
Interests: Diaspora tourism, investment and entrepreneurship
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Bessma Momani Associate Professor Departments of Political Science and History University of Warterloo Senior Fellow/ Centre for International Governance and Innovation (CIGI) Interests: She specializes in the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Middle East economic liberalization. Contact info: email@example.com
Dr. Alison Mountz Canada Research Chair in Global Migration Studies, Associate Professor, Balsillie School for International Affairs & WLU Department of Geography and Environmental Studies Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Beverley Mullings Associate Professor Department of Geography Queen's University Contact info: email@example.com
Dr. Alicja K. Muszynski Associate Professor Department of Sociology University of Waterloo Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Arti Nanavati Professor of Economics Director of Centre for Canadian Studies Faculty of Art Interests: Economics of Migration; Environment; Gender and CulturalStudies; Asia and India-Canada Immigration Contact info: email@example.com
Dr. Sally Peberdy Associate Professor Department of Geography University of the Western Cape Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Ingrid Piller Professor and Director UAE Center for Bilingualism and Bilingual Education Zayed University Contact info: email@example.com
Dr. Geraldine Pratt Professor of Geography University of British Columbia Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Kerry Preibisch Associate Professor Department of Sociology and Anthropology University of Guelph Interests: Dr. Preibisch's research interests include gender, citizenship, and migration; foreign workers and the global restructuring of agro-food systems; and rural livelihood diversification. Her principal program of research focuses on the incorporation of foreign workers in Canadian agriculture, looking at questions of racialized and gendered production, as well as processes of social inclusion and exclusion. Contact Info: email@example.com Dr. Simona Pruteanu LTA Department of Languages and Literature Wilfrid Laurier University Interests: immigration, bilingualism and heterolinguism and the status of migrant writing in the francophone countries. Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Ines Raimundo Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Centre for Policy Analysis Department of Population Studies Eduardo Mondlane University Contact info: email@example.com
Dr. Shahamak Rezaei Associate Professor Department of Social Society & Globalisation Roskilde University Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Ana Elizabeth Rosas Assistant Professor Departments of Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies and History University of California, Irvine Interests: Chicana/o History; Comparative Immigration and Ethnic History; Gender Studies; and Oral History. Dr Rosas is currently working in a manuscript which historicizes the transnational roots and routes of ideas, cultural practices, and political strategies shaping the mid-twentieth century Mexican immigrant family experience in Mexico and the United States. Contact Info: email@example.com
Dr. Ajaya Kumar Sahoo Assistant Professor, Centre for Study of Indian Diaspora University of Hyderabad Interests: International Migration; South Asian Diaspora; Social Movements; Transnationalism; Religion; Ethnicity. Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Vic Satzewich Professor of Sociology Department of Sociology McMaster University Interests: Dr. Satzewich research areas of interests include immigration policy and temporary workers, International migration, racism, aboriginal/non-aboriginal relations in Canada and the Ukrainian diaspora. Dr. Satzewich has focused his research in the geographic areas of Europe, North and Latin America. Contact Info: email@example.com
Dr. Noel B. Salazar
Cultural Mobilities Research (CuMoRe)
University of Leuven (Belgium)
Interests: anthropologies of (im)mobility, the local-to-global nexus, discourses
and imaginaries of Otherness, cultural brokering and cosmopolitanism.
Dr. Salazar has published widely, in various languages, and is the author of
Envisioning Eden: Mobilizing Imaginaries in Tourism and Beyond
(Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2010). His current research project, funded by the
European Union, involves studying how European imaginaries of migration from
and tourism to Tanzania, Chile, and Indonesia are (dis)connected. More information
about Dr. Salazar’s projects and publications is available online:
Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Saskia Sassen
Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, Columbia University Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University
Centennial Visiting Professor, London School of Economics Interests: Globalization ( including social, economic and political dimensions),
immigration, global cities (including cities and terrorism), the new technologies,
and changes within the liberal state that result from current transnational conditions.
In her research she has focused on the unexpected and the counterintuitive as a
way to cut through established “truths.More about her work at: http://www.columbia.edu/~sjs2/ Contact Info: email@example.com Dr. Mikal Skuterud Assistant Professor Department of Economics University of Waterloo email: firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Nik Theodore
Director and Associate Professor
Centre for Urban Economic Development
College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
University of Illinois at Chicago
Interests: Conditions in low-wage labor markets;
community-based responses to violations of basic
labor standards; the informal economy; global social policy;
Contact Info: email@example.com
Dr. Andrew Thompson
CIGI Research Fellow and Program Leader
Global and Human Security and International Law, Institutions
Interests: His areas of specialization include human rights and
Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Selvaraj VelayuthamLecturer in Sociology Department of Sociology Faculty of Arts Macquarie University Contact info: email@example.com Dr. Luisa Veronis Assistant Professor Geography University of Ottawa Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Amanda Wise Senior Research Fellow Centre for Research on Social Inclusion Macquarie University Contact info: email@example.com
International Migration Research Centre – IMRC
Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo Ontario, Canada
232 King St. N., N2L 3C5
Phone: +1 (519) 884 1970 Ext. 4489 | Fax: +1 (519) 884 5922
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Website: http://www.wlu.ca/imrc