Faculty Members

The following faculty members are currently able to supervise graduate students in the collaborative specialization. Representative publications are listed.

Abada, Teresa  - Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, (PhD 2003, University of Alberta): immigration; economic and social capital and integration of immigrants; transnationalism.

  • 2016. "Obligations and Expectations: Perceived Relationship between Transnational Housing Investment and Housing Consumption Decisions among Ghanaian Immigrants in Canada" (with Vincent Z. Kuuire, Godwin Arku, Isaac Luginaah, and Michael Buzzelli). Housing Theory and Society 33(4):445-468.
  • 2016. "Impact of Remittance Behaviour on Immigrant Housing Ownership Trajectories: An Analysis of the Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants in Canada from 2001-2005" (with V.Z. Kuuire, G. Arku, I. Luginaah and M. Buzzelli). Social Indicators Research 127(3):1135-1156.
  • 2013. "Bosses of Their Own: Are Children of Immigrants More Likely than Their Parents to Be Self-Employed?" (with Feng Hou and Yuqian Lu). Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 39(8):1319-1335.


Adams, Tracey L.  - Professor and Chair of Sociology, Department of Sociology, (PhD 1997, University of Toronto): professions; work; gender.

  • 2018. Regulating Professions in Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto.
  • 2016. "'Drop dead … I need your job': An exploratory study of intra-professional conflict amongst nurses in two Ontario cities" (with Godfred Odei Boateng). Social Science & Medicine Vol 155 (April): 35-42.
  • 2016. "When 'citizenship is indispensable to the practice of a profession': Citizenship Requirements for Entry to Practise Professions in Canada" Journal of Historical Sociology 29(4):550-577.


Arku, Godwin  - Associate Professor, Department of Geography, (PhD 2005, McMaster University): immigrants housing; transnationalism; sanctuary cities; economic development; urban development; policy analysis.

  • 2016. "Impact of Remittance Behaviour on Immigrant Housing Ownership Trajectories: An Analysis of the Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants in Canada from 2001-2005" (with V. Kuuire, I. Luginaah, M. Buzzelli, and T. Abada). Social Indicators Research 127(3):1135-1156.
  • 2016. "Obligations and Expectations: Perceived relationship between Transnational Housing Investment and Housing Consumption Decisions among Ghanaians Immigrants in Canada" (with V. Kuuire, I. Luginaah, M. Buzzelli, and T. Abada). Housing, Theory & Society 33(4):445-468.
  • 2016. "Transnational-Integration Nexus: Examining the relationship between transnational housing investment and homeownership status in Canada" (with V. Kuuire, I. Luginaah, M. Buzzelli, and T. Abada). Geoforum 75:168-179.


Ballucci, Dale  - Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, (PhD 2009, University of Alberta): legal decision making in immigration and refugee cases, unaccompanied children.

  • 2014. "Constructing childhood at the boundaries of the nation: Chinese adoptee and refugee cases in Canada" (with S. Dorow). Childhood 21(1):39-55. doi:10.1177/0907568213482496


Bangarth, Stephanie  - Associate Professor, Department of History at King's University College, (PhD 2003, University of Waterloo): Canadian human rights and social movements; Canadian immigration and refugee policies.

  • Forthcoming. "'Ann Nisei' and 'Sue Sada': Negotiating Race, Gender, and Family in the Nikkei Press of Canada and the United States." Civilian Internment in Canada. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press.
  • 2014. "Citizen Activism, Refugees, and the State: Two Case-Studies in Canadian Immigration History." Pp. 17-30 in Catherine Briggs, ed., Canada Since 1945. Don Mills: Oxford University Press.
  • 2003. "'We are not asking you to open wide the gates for Chinese immigration': the Committee for the Repeal of the Chinese Immigration Act and early human rights activism in Canada." Canadian Historical Review 84(3).


Baruah, Bipasha  - Professor and Canada Research Chair in Global Women's Issues, Department of Women's Studies and Feminist Research, (PhD 2005, York University): Gender, development and globalization; climate change and social justice; women in non-traditional occupations; land and housing rights; NGOs as intermediaries in development.

  • 2017. "Renewable inequity? Women’s employment in clean energy in industrialized, emerging and developing economies." Natural Resources Forum: A United Nations Journal 41(1):18-29.
  • 2016. "NGOs as Intermediaries for Slum Electrification in Urban India." In Hodson, M. & S. Marvin (eds.) Retrofitting Cities: priorities, governance and experimentations. New York: Routledge.
  • 2010. Women and Property in Urban India. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press


Baxter, Jamie  - Professor and Associate Dean of Graduate Affairs, Department of Geography (PhD 1997, McMaster University)


Beaujot, Roderic  - Emeritus Professor, Department of Sociology, (PhD 1975, University of Alberta): Population; family; fertility; immigration; policy.

  • 2017. "Canada: The case for stable population with moderately low fertility and modest immigration." Canadian Studies in Population 44(3-4):185-190.
  • 2016. "Introduction: Comparative demography of Australia and Canada" (with Peter McDonald). Canadian Studies in Population 43(1-2):1-4.
  • 2016. Population Change in Canada, 3rd Edition, (with Don Kerr). Toronto: Oxford, xii + 432 pp.


Bruhn de Garavito, Joyce  - Professor, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures (PhD 2000, McGill University): Second language acquisition; language in contact; the structure of Nahuatl (language spoken in Mexico); syntax .

  • 2011. "Subject/Object asymmetries in the grammar of bilingual and monolingual Spanish speakers: Evidence against connectionism" Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, 1(2):111-148.
  • 2015. "Verbal agreement in the L2 Spanish of speakers of Nahuatl" (with A.P. Ramírez-Trujillo). Pp. 49-74 in T. Judy & S. Perpiñán (Eds.) The Acquisition of Spanish in Understudied Language Pairings. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company.
  • 2006. "Variability in contact Spanish: implications for second language acquisition." Pp. 353-369 in C. Lefebvre, L. White, & C. Jourdan (Eds.), L2 Acquisition and Creole Genesis. Dialogues (with C. Atoche). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.


Buzzelli, Michael  - Associate Professor, Department of Geography. Director of Education and Associate Executive Director, Canadian Policy Network, (PhD 2001, McMaster University)


Choi, Kate  - Associate Professor, Department of Sociology. (PhD 2010, University of California - Los Angeles): Interracial marriage; immigrant fertility; immigrant health.

  • Forthcoming. "International Migration and Lifecycle Timing of Migration" (with Marta Tienda). International Migration Review
  • 2014. "Fertility in the context of Mexican migration to the United States: A case for incorporating the pre-migration fertility of immigrants." Demographic Research 30(24):703-738.
  • 2012. "International Migration and Educational Assortative Mating in Mexico and the United States" (with Robert D. Mare). Demography 49(2):449-476.


Clark, Kim  - Professor and Chair of Anthropology , Department of Anthropology. (PhD 1993, New School for Social Research): Ecuador; historical and political anthropology; indigenous-state relations; gender; anthropology of the state.

  • 2015. "New Arenas of State Action in the Ecuadorian Highlands: Public Health and State Formation, c. 1925-1950." Pp. 126-141 in Christopher Krupa and David Nugent (eds.) State Theory and Andean Politics: New Approaches to the Study of Rule. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
  • 2007. Highland Indians and the State in Modern Ecuador (co-edited with Marc Becker). Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. 348 pp.
  • 2005. "Ecuadorian Indians, the Nation and Class in Historical Perspective: Rethinking a 'New Social Movement'." Anthropologica 47:31-43.


Cleveland, Mark  - Professor, DAN Management and Organizational Studies. (PhD 2006, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University): Cross-cultural consumer behavior; globalization and culture' ethnic and social identity; acculturation; culture in consumption; cosmopolitanism; consumer ethnocentrism; cultural values; materialism.

  • 2015. "Wanting Things and Needing Affiliation: Ethnic Consumers and Materialism." Chapter 10, pp. 147-182 in Jamal, Ahmad, Peñaloza, Lisa & Laroche, Michel (Eds.), Routledge Companion on Ethnic Marketing. London, UK: Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group). ISBN: 978-0-415-64363-4.
  • 2016. "Identity, Culture, Dispositions and Behavior: A Cross-National Examination of Globalization and Culture Change" (with J.I. Rojas-Méndez, M. Laroche, and N. Papadopoulos). Journal of Business Research 69(3):1090-1102.
  • 2015. "Wanting Things and Needing Affiliation: Ethnic Consumers and Materialism." Chapter 10, pp. 147-182 in Jamal, Ahmad, Peñaloza, Lisa & Laroche, Michel (Eds.), Routledge Companion on Ethnic Marketing. London, UK.: Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group). ISBN: 978-0-415-64363-4.


Darnell, Regna  - Professor, Department of Anthropology. (PhD 1969, University of Pennsylvania).


Dyczok, Marta  - Associate Professor, Departments of History and Political Science. (DPhil 1995, University of Oxford).


Esses, Victoria  - Professor and Director for the Centre for Research on Migration and Ethnic Relations, Department of Psychology. (PhD 1986, University of Toronto): Immigration policy and practice; factors affecting the settlement and integration of immigrants and refugees; ethnic relations; public attitudes towards immigrants; stereotypes,prejudice, and discrimination.

  • 2017. Twenty-first-century immigration to North America: Newcomers in turbulent times (with D.E. Abelson). Montreal: McGill-Queens. (Received Smallman Grant and Awards to Scholarly Publications Grant).
  • 2017. "The global refugee crisis: Empirical evidence and policy implications for improving public attitudes and facilitating refugee resettlement" (with L.K. Hamilton and D.  Gaucher). Social Issues and Policy Review 11:78-123.
  • 2013. "Uncertainty, threat, and the role of the media in promoting the dehumanization of immigrants and refugees" (with S. Medianu & A.S. Lawson). Journal of Social Issues 69:518-536.


Farah, Randa  - Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology. (PhD&nbsp1999, University of Toronto): Refugees; involuntary displacement; history/memory and identity; nations and nationalisms, humanitarianism.

  • 2016. "The Darker Shades of Exile". Pp. 151-160 in Yasir Suleiman (ed.) Being Palestinian: Personal Reflections on Palestinian Identity in the Diaspora. Edinburgh University Press.
  • 2011. ""Knowledge in the Service of the Cause": Education and the Sahrawi Struggle for Self-determination." Refuge 27:1 (submitted, reviewed and accepted).
  • 2010. "UNRWA: Through the Eyes of its Palestinian Employees." Refugee Survey Quarterly 28(2-3):389-411.


Flath, James  - Associate Professor, Department of History, (PhD 2000, University of British Columbia).


Gilliland, Jason  - Professor and Director of the Urban Development Program, Department of Geography. (Phd 2002, McGill University).


Granadillo, Tania  - Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology. (University of Arizona).


Michael Haan - Director for the Centre for Research on Migration and Ethnic Relations (PhD, University of Toronto).

  • 2017. An Introduction to Social Statistics for Canadian Social Science Students, 3rd edition. Oxford University Press.
  • 2017. "Love, Money, Location: The Interconnectedness of Marital Status, Income, And Location Choice of Immigrants To British Columbia, Canada." (with Marcel Voia and Wen Ci). Journal of Demographic Economics 83(4):421-444.
  • 2017. "Individual and community-level determinants of retention of Anglophone and Francophone immigrants across Canada." (with Jake Arbuckle and Elena Prokopenko). Canadian Studies in Population 44:59-76.
  • 2015. "Cohort Progress Toward Household Formation and Homeownership: A Comparison of Immigrant Racialized Minority Groups in Canada and the United States." (with Zhou Yu). Chapter 3 in Carlos Teixeira and Wei Li (Eds.) The Housing and Economic Experiences of Immigrants in North American Cities. University of Toronto Press.


Halpern, Monda  - Associate Professor, Department of History (PhD 1997, Queen's University): Canadian and American Jewish History.

  • 2017. "'A Spectacular incident...had somehow eluded my attention': The Impact of Cyril Levitt and William Shaffir's book, The Riot at Christie Pits (1987)." Histoire Sociale / Social History 50:423-434.
  • 2015. Alice in Shandehland: Scandal and Scorn in the Edelson/Horwitz Murder Case. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press.
  • 2015. "“Are you people Jewish?”: The Mistaken Identity of Mary Rosenblatt in the 1952 Harry Lee Murder Case." Canadian Jewish Studies 23:68-91.


Hopkins, Jeff  - Associate Professor and Graduate Chair of Geography, Department of Geography. (PhD 1992, McGill University).


Jorgensen, Dan  - Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology. (PhD 1981, University of British Columbia).


Lawson, Erica -  Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Chair, Department of Women's Studies and Feminist Research. (University of Toronto).


Lehmann, Wolfgang  - Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Chair, Department of Sociology. (PhD 2003, University of Alberta).


Levine, Charles G.  - Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, (University of Alberta).


Lozanski, Kristin  - Associate Professor, Department of Sociology at King's University College. (PhD 2008, University of Alberta): Global Im/mobilities; citizenship; migrant labour; transnational reproduction; travel/tourism; critical theory.

  • Forthcoming. "Mitigating risk in transnational commercial surrogacy: Physical, familial, cultural" (with Irene Shankar). Social Theory and Health.
  • 2015. "Transnational commercial surrogacy: Canada's contradictions." Social Science and Medicine 124:383-390.
  • "Apprenticeship Initiatives? Canadian Public Policy 26(2):225-240.


Luginaah, Isaac  - Associate Professor, Department of Geography, (PhD 2001, McMaster University).


Margolis, Rachel  - Associate Professor, Department of Sociology. (PhD 2011, University of Pennsylvania): demography; families; population health.

  • 2017. "Projections of white and black older adults without living kin in the United States, 2015-2060" (with Ashton. M. Verdery ). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 201710341.
  • 2017. "Healthy Grandparenthood: How long is it and how is it changing?" (with Laura Wright). Demography 54(60):2073-2099.
  • 2015. "Siblings, Friends, Course-mates, Club-mates: How Adolescent Health Behavior Homophily Varies by Race, Class, Gender, and Health Status" (with Jonathan Daw and Ashton M. Verdery). Social Science & Medicine 125:32-39.


Miller, James  - Associate Professor and Director of the Pride Library, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.


Muller, Benjamin  - Associate Professor, Department of Political Science at King's University College. (PhD 2005, Queen's University of Belfast): Borders and borderlands studies; critical security studies; international political sociology; biometric technology and border security; politics of mobility; citizenship and migration studies.

  • 2018. "The Biometric Border." In Mitchell, K., Jones, R., Fluri, J., eds., Handbook on Critical Geographies of Migration. Edward Elgar Publishing. In press.
  • 2016. "The Day the Border Died? The Canadian Border as Checkpoint in an Age of Hemispheric Security and Surveillance". In Lippert R., Walby K., Warren I., Palmer& D. (eds), National Security, Surveillance and Terror. Crime Prevention and Security Management. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • 2010. Security, Risk, and the Biometric State: Governing Borders and Bodies. Routledge.


Nathans, Eli  - Associate Professor, Department of History (PhD 2001, Johns Hopkins University).


Pearson, Wendy G.  - Associate Professor and Chair of Women's Studies and Feminist Research, Department of Women's Studies and Feminist Research. (PhD 2004, University of Wollongong).


Pennesi, Karen  - Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology. (PhD 2007, University of Arizona): Language and identity; issues with diversity of personal names in Canada; immigrant integration, performance of social identities; cross-cultural understandings of environment.

  • 2017. "Universal Design for Belonging: Living and Working with Diverse Personal Names." Journal of Belonging, Identity, Language and Diversity 1(1):25-44.
  • 2016. ""They can learn to say my name": Redistributing Responsibility for Integrating Immigrants to Canada." Anthropologica 58(1).
  • 2014. "Reading and Righting the Names at a Convocation Ceremony: Ideological Influences on Name Usage in an Institutional Interaction." Names: A Journal of Onomastics 62(1):37-48


Quinn, Joanna  -–Associate Professor, Department of Political Science. (PhD 2003, McMaster University): Truth; conflict; transitional justice; law .

  • 2015. "The Impact of Internal Conflict on Customary Institutions and Law: The Case of Uganda." Journal of African Law 58.1 (March 2015): 215-236.
  • 2014. "Tradition?! Traditional cultural institutions on Customary Practices in Uganda." Africa Spectrum 49.3 (November 2014): 29-54.
  • 2009. "Haiti's Failed Truth Commission: Lessons in Transitional Justice." Journal of Human Rights 8.3 (Fall): 265-281.


Rafat, Yasaman  - Assistant Professor, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. (PhD 2011, University of Toronto): Second language speech learning; bilingualism; language attrition.

  • 2017. "Geminate attrition across three generations of Farsi-English bilinguals living in Canada: An acoustic study" (with M. Mohaghegh and R.A. Stevenson). Ilha do Desterro- Investigating Second Language Speech Learning 71(3):151-168.
  • 2017. "Second dialect and second language imitation of geminates by Colombian Spanish speakers" (with D. Varona, E. Ruiz-Pena, E.D. Sierra, and R. Stevenson). Proceedings of the International Symposium on Monolingual and Bilingual Speech 2015 pp. 99-106.
  • 2015. "The interaction of acoustic and orthographic input in the L2 production of assibilated/fricative rhotics." Applied Psycholinguistics 36(1):43-64.


Robin, Alena  - Associate Professor and Graduate Chair of Hispanic Studies, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. (PhD 2007, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México): Colonial Mexican art; Latin American art in Canada; transatlantic studies; passion of Christ.

  • 2016. "Voices from the Archives. The Painter's Profession in Mexico City in 1735: Phelipe Chacón, José de Ibarra and Nicolás Enríquez in the Royal Mint." Pp. 174-191 in Christina Smylitopoulos ed., Agents of Space: Eighteenth-Century Art, Architecture and Visual Culture. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN: 978-1-4438-8883-7.
  • 2014. Las capillas del Vía Crucis de la ciudad de México: arte, patrocinio y sacralización del espacio. Mexico City, Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas/ UNAM, 309 pp. ISBN 978-607-02-6076-6.
  • 2012. "Vía Crucis y series pasionarias en los virreinatos latinoamericanos." Goya 339, pp. 130-145.


Rothstein, Mitch  - Professor, DAN Management and Organizational Studies. (PhD 1983, University of Western Ontario).


White, Jerry  - Professor, Department of Sociology, (PhD 1988, McMaster University): Indigenous communities; indigenous health and well-being; Aboriginal policy.

  • 2016. Aboriginal Educational Attainment in Canada (with C. Gordon and n W. Lehman). Oxford University Press (Toronto).
  • 2012. "Water and Indigenous Peoples: Canada’s Paradox" (with L. Murphy and N. Spence). The International Indigenous Policy Journal Issue 3(3). Retrieved from: http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/iipj/vol3/iss3/3.
  • 2011. Aboriginal Policy Research Vol 10. (with Julie Peters, Peter Dinsdale and Dan Beavon (eds)). Toronto: Thompson Educational Publishing.


Wolff, Victoria  - Assistant Professor, Department of Hispanic Studies. (PhD 2008, McGill University): Interartistic approaches to Hispanic literature; transatlantic studies; intersections of research and teaching; community engaged learning.

  • 2014. "GEOFFREY BAKER. El Sistema: Orchestrating Venezuela’s Youth. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. ix-xiii + 362 pp." Book review for Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos.
  • 2013. "Many Voices: Reflections on the Personal and Professional Dimensions of Community Service Learning and Graduate Education in Hispanic Studies in Canada." In Luis Abanto and David Rozotto (Eds.), Memoria del Congreso Annual. American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese – Capítulo Ontario. Ottawa: Ottawa Hispanic Studies – Series Ensayos, 2014. 115-129.
  • Forthcoming. "El Sistema Up North: Re-Imagining Venezuela’s Music-Education Program in Canada." Chapter for forthcoming book manuscript entitled Latin America Made in Canada. Eds. María del Carmen Suescun Pozas (Brock University) and Alena Robin (UWO).