Kayla Preston

Kayla Preston is a PhD candidate in the department of sociology at the University of Toronto. Her areas of interest include student activism, gender, political sociology, and race and colonization. Currently, Kayla is conducting research on youth activism in Canada and the United States. Broadly, she is interested in why and how young adults decide to get involved in social and political organizing. In this work, Kayla is also examining how youth activists understand national identity, populism, and polarization. She has published research in Canadian Review of Sociology, Current Sociology, Men and Masculinities, New Media & Society, Postcolonial Studies, Journal of Critical Race Inquiry and in the edited collections Gendering Globalization, Globalizing Gender: Postcolonial Perspectives and The Ethics of Researching the Far Right. Kayla has also been featured discussing her above-mentioned research interests on various media outlets such as CTV News, Global News, TVO, Toronto Star and Toronto Radio. She has also written for The Conversation and Sociological Images.