Global Migration Research Institute

Q&A with Donna Gabaccia: reflections on a career in immigration history

August 31, 2016

Donna Gabaccia, professor of history in the Department of Historical and Cultural Studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough has spent more than 30 years studying immigration history. Born and raised in the United States, Prof. Gabaccia’s career has taken...

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Q&A with Rachel Silvey: Feminist Geographer

August 21, 2016

While completing her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Rachel Silvey travelled to Indonesia, as part of a university-sponsored exchange program. “I had always wanted to go somewhere outside of the U.S. to see some other part...

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May 4, 2016

  Monica Heller is professor at the Centre de recherches en éducation franco-ontarienne (CREFO) at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, with a cross-appointment with the Department of Anthropology. Her research focuses on the role of...

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Q&A with Matthew Light: Fragile Migration Rights

April 18, 2016

Matthew Light Special Book Launch and Lecture on April 21, 2016. (Event details and registration) While in Moscow as a Yale political science graduate student, Matthew Light – now Associate Professor at the Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies at...

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Q&A with Sherene Razack: Inquests and Inquiries into Indigenous Deaths in Custody

April 4, 2016

In 2007, Dr. Sherene Razack (Department of Social Justice Education, OISE, University of Toronto) began investigating the deaths of Indigenous men and women in Canadian custody. The result of that work is a new book Dying From Improvement: Inquests and...

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Q&A with Rupaleem Bhuyan: Migrant Mothers Project

April 6, 2015

    The Migrant Mothers Project (MMP) is a collaborative research project between the University of Toronto and a number of community groups to understand how Canadian immigration policies impact violence against women, particularly those who have precarious status. At...

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Q&A with Joseph Carens: The Ethics of Immigration

January 26, 2015

Over 20% of Canada’s population is made up of immigrants. Every year, Canada welcomes migrants from various countries for work purposes, family reunification and as refugees. But are the conditions on which they are chosen ultimately fair? Joe Carens is...

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Q&A with Ito Peng: Gender, Migration and the Work of Care

May 30, 2014

Researchers under the direction of Ito Peng,sociology professor at the University of Toronto, have a gargantuan task ahead of them: they are studying the migration decisions of workers who care for children, the elderly, and the disabled, and doing so...

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Q&A with Shyon Baumann and Loretta Ho: Cultural Schemas for Racial Identity in Canadian Television Advertising

May 3, 2014

Researchers at the helm of a University of Toronto study have found that racial discrimination in advertising is not only prevalent in Canada, but also reflects a variety of racial stereotypes. A series of food ads on primetime TV significantly...

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Different Gods

Q&A with Raymond Breton: The role of religion in the integration of minorities in Canada

August 7, 2013

Raymond Breton, one of the most distinguished Canadian scholars in the field of ethnic group relations, published a new book entitled Different Gods: Integrating Non-Christian Minorities into a Primarily Christian Society (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2012). He agreed to sit down...

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