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Language Use Affects How Much an Immigrant Earns
Recent immigrants tend to have good educations. However, their language use and the amount of time that they have spent in Canada can have an impact on their earnings.
Storying Memories, Storying Ourselves: Autobiographical Explorations of Mixed Race Identity and Belonging
How do family stories shape our lives and identities, and influence our sense of home and belonging? What might it mean to seek out such stories in the context of mixed race heritage, intergenerational migration, and ...
Cultural Continuity Reduces Suicide Risk Among Aboriginal Peoples
Aboriginal communities that give their citizens a sense of a shared past and a promising future are less vulnerable to suicide. People who see their identity as something that persists over time are less inclined to take ...
Maps of Belonging: Muslims in Halifax
With a growing Muslim population in Canada, questions about their integration are typically framed in terms of a problem of national belonging most often directed at the larger communities found in Toronto, Montreal and ...
Living Here with Lessons From There: Cosmopolitan Conversations After an International Service-Learning Trip
This research looks at four participants’ identity formation 3 years after their international service-learning (ISL) trip to Kenya. It focuses on life after ISL and the challenges of translating lessons learned abroad ...
The Native Speaker as an Othering Construct: Negotiating a Hybrid Third Space Identity Within a Binary Framework
Within an English-speaking cosmopolitan context, the hybrid identity negotiations of 12 international people were examined. The purpose was to view the processes that influence participants’ perceptions and the positive ...
Culture and Redistribution
My dissertation empirically examines whether characteristics of one's social groups influence an individual's preferences for redistribution. I begin by focusing on the socioeconomic status of the ethnic and religious ...
Once in Orange Always in Orange? The Cognitive, Emotional and Material Elements of De-Identification and Logic Resilience
Individuals within society are shaped by the institutional logics that have come to shape their identities. In this dissertation I explore how actors de-identify with the identities prescribed by institutional logics during ...
Professionals in Disguise: Identity Work of Internationally Educated Professionals in Situations of Downward Occupational Transition
This dissertation studies the identity work patterns undertaken by internationally educated professionals in situations of downward occupational transition to a tainted occupation. Previous literature has addressed identity ...
Visualization of Ethnicity: Beyond What You See
For my doctorate research, I am investigating discursive analyses of ethnic visibility, particularly of the hyphenated ethnic subject living in a Western society. As Rey Chow points out, becoming visible in this “post-race” ...