Tracey Adams, Professor and Chair of Sociology
Mar. 2, 2018 chaired Education section of 10th Annual Sociology Graduate Student Conference
In the News
Mar. 25, 2018 "When Professionals Rise Up, More Than Money Is at Stake" New York Times
PhD Theses Supervision
Julie Young-Marcellin, Empowerment through Bottom-up Capitalism: Knowledge Production and Transfer
Megan MacCormac, Whole family network analysis: A multi-generational approach to career decision making
Brendan Watts, Employee Misbehaviour in the Canadian Workplace: Sabotage, Loafing and Employee Theft
Jennifer Silcox, Newsmedia Representations of Girls and Crime (joint supervision with Lorraine Davies).
Godfred Boateng, Exploring the Career Pathways and Lived Experiences of Regulated Nurses in Ontario, Canada.
Andrea Flynn, Constructing Categories, Imagining a Nation: A Critical Qualitative Analysis of Canadian Immigration Discourse.
PhD Supervisory Committee Member for Jenna Hennebry, Globalization and the Mexican-Canadian Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program: Power, Racialization and Transnationalism in Temporary Migration.
PhD Examining Board Member for Cenk Saracoglu, Migration, Neoliberalism and Ethnicization: The Middle-Class Construction of Kurdish Migrants in Izmir, Turkey.
MA Theses Supervision
Kyle Militello, Workplace Expectations of Post-Secondary Sexual Minority Students
Gwynne Ng, Accessing Preventative Healthcare: Influences on Utilization Among Asian Immigrant Women
Van Nguyen, Internal Migration, Networks and Gender Roles among Domestic Workers in Vietnam.
Vanessa Dolishny, "Proving Yourself" in the Medical Profession: Gender and the Experience of Foreign-Trained Doctors in Medical Practices.
Diana Szabo, Aesthetic Labour at the Coffee Shop: Exploring Young Workers' Perceptions of the Service Encounter.
Jenna Dixon, Navigating Professional Relationships: Conflict and Consensus in Primary Health Care Teams.
Yvonne Nyinaku, The Development and Professionalisation of Psychiatry in Canada.
Erin Demaiter, Women in the Information Technology (IT) Sector.
Hui Li, Iron Roses Blooming Amidst Thistle and Thorns: Senior Women Executives in Transitional China.
Marsha Branco, Immigrant Labour Market Outcomes in Canada: Accounting for Gender, Age at Arrival, and Country of Origin.
Lauren Barr, Understanding the Effects of Hospital Restructuring: A Study of Stress and Employee Relations.
MA Research Papers Supervision
Lesley Bikos, 'I Took the Blue Pill': The Effect of Hegemonic Police Culture on Canadian Policewomen’s Identities.
Wajeha Chams, Living in a Transnational World: Identity Negotiation and Formation Among Second-Generation Lebanese Young Adults Living in London, Ontario.
Alelie Ocampo, Combining Work and Family: The Experiences of Gender and Ethnicity of Visible Minority Women in Leadership Positions.
Christina Treleaven, Gender, Generation, and Jobs: Differences in Gender Role Ideologies by Age and Occupation.
Eugena Kwon, Exploring Factors Influencing Career and Family Choices of Female Medical Students and Residents.
Emily Michailidis, Emotional and Aesthetic Labour in Service Sector Work.
Cliff Davidson, The University Corporatization Shift: A Longitudinal Analysis of University Admission Handbooks From 1980-2010.
Maureen Hawkins, Valuing Personal Support Workers: A Critical Research Study of Ontario's Home Care System and the Deteriorating Working Conditions for Home Health Care Workers.
Giacomo DeGiorgio, Combating Racism in Nursing: An Analysis of the Movement in Ontario From a Resource Mobilization Perspective.
Julie Young-Marcellin, Social Enterprise and the Negative Effects of Capitalism.
Patricia Gordon, (Re)Producing the Problem?: A Case for the Importance of Theoretical Perspectives in Anti-Homophobia Education.
Recent Publications (Past 5 Years)
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Refereed Journal Publications:
(2016) "Self-Regulating Professions: Past, Present and Future" Journal of Professions and Organization 4(1):70-87.
(2016) "Professional Self-Regulation and the Public Interest in Canada" in Professions and Professionalism 6(3):1587
(2016) "'Drop dead … I need your job': An exploratory study of intra-professional conflict amongst nurses in two Ontario cities" (with Godfred Odei Boateng) in Social Science & Medicine 155(April): 35-42.
(2016) "When 'citizenship is indispensable to the practice of a profession': Citizenship Requirements for Entry to Practise Professions in Canada" in Journal of Historical Sociology 29(4):550-577.
(2015) "The Emergence of Naturopathy in Two Canadian Provinces: British Columbia and Ontario, 1920-1970" (with Nicole Etherington) in Histoire sociale / Social History XLVIII, 48(96):215-244.
(2015) "Flexible Small Firms? Why some small firms facilitate the use of Flexible Workplace Policies" (with Catherine Gordon and Julie McMullin) in Canadian Journal of Sociology 40(1): 1-23.
(2015) "Sociology of professions: international divergences and research directions" Work, Employment & Society 29(1):154-165.
(2014) "The metamorphosis of a collaborative team: from creation to operation" (with Carole Orchard, Pamela Houghton and Rajna Ogrin) in Journal of Interprofessional Care 28(4):339-344.
(2014) "Employers’ and employment counselors’ perceptions of desirable skills for entry-level positions for adolescents: how does it differ for youth with disabilities?" (with Sally Lindsay, Robyn Sanford, Carolyn McDougall, Shauna Kingsnorth & Dolly Menna-Dack) Disability & Society 29(6):953-967.
(2012) "The Rise and Fall of Osteopathic Medicine in Ontario" Histoire sociale / Social History 45(89):49-77
(2011) "Making a Living: Workers of African origins in London, Ontario, 1861-1901" Labour/Le Travail 67 (Fall): 9-43.
(2017) "Labour Markets, Inequality, and the Future of Work" (with Wolfgang Lehmann) in E. Grabb, J.G. Reitz, and M. Hwang (eds.) Social Inequality in Canada: Dimensions of Disadvantage 6th ed., Oxford University Press.
(2017) "Theories of Gender Inequality" (with Michael Rooyakkers) in E. Grabb, J.G. Reitz, and M. Hwang (eds.) Social Inequality in Canada: Dimensions of Disadvantage 6th ed., Oxford University Press.
(2014) "Inter-professional Conflict" in W.C. Cockerham, R. Dingwall, and S Quah (eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health, Illness, Behavior and Society Wiley-Blackwell
(2013) "Information Technology Workers" in Vicki Smith and J. Geoffrey Golson (eds.), Sociology of Work Encyclopedia , SAGE, pp.443-445.
(2013) "Professionalization" in Vicki Smith and J. Geoffrey Golson (eds.), Sociology of Work Encyclopedia , SAGE, pp.714-715.
(2013) "Occupations and Professions - Definition" in Vicki Smith and J. Geoffrey Golson (eds.), Sociology of Work Encyclopedia , SAGE, pp.642-644.
(2013) "Crime as Work" in Vicki Smith and J. Geoffrey Golson (eds.), Sociology of Work Encyclopedia , SAGE, pp.140-141.
(2013) "Alienation" in Vicki Smith and J. Geoffrey Golson (eds.), Sociology of Work Encyclopedia , SAGE, pp.1-2.
(2010) "Knowledge workers in the new economy: skill, education and credentials in IT employment" (with Erin I. Demaiter) in Julie McMullin and Victor Marshall (eds.) Aging and Working in the New Economy: Changing Career Structures in Small IT Firms , Edward Elgar.