Teresa Abada, Associate Professor
Ph.D Sociology, University of Alberta
Teresa Abada’s current research interests include investigating the social, cultural and human capital factors that shape the children of immigrants’ economic and social integration.
Current Research Projects
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Recent Publications (Past 5 Years)
(2019) "Immigration as a Social Determinant of Oral Health:Does the 'Healthy Immigrant Effect' Extend to Self-rated Oral Health in Ontario, Canada?" (with Yujiro Sano) Canadian Ethnic Studies 51(1): 135-156.
(2018) "Between Two Worlds: Source-Country Gender Roles and Gender Differences in Educational Attainment among Immigrant Children in Canada" (with Frank Kristyn and Feng Hou) Sociological Inquiry 88(1): 131-154.
(2016) "Transnationalism - Integration Nexus: Examining the Relationship Between Transnational Housing Investment and Homeownership Status in Canada" (with Vincent Z. Kuuire, Godwin Arku, Isaac Luginaah, and Michael Buzzelli) Geoforum 75: 168-179.
(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.
(2016) "Does helping them benefit me? Examining the emotional cost and benefit of immigrants' pecuniary remittance behaviour in Canada" (with Jonathan Amoyaw) Social Science & Medicine 153: 182-192.
Supervisory Status: MA, PhD
Currently supervising Yujiro Sano
(2016) Jonathan Amoyaw, Transnational Engagement and Immigrants' Well-Being in Canada
Committee Member: Vincent Kuuire, Department of Geography (defended September 2015)
Committee Member: Godfred Boateng, (defended September 2015).
Muhammad Raza, Social and Human Capital: The Determinants of Economic Integration of South Asian Immigrants in Canada (supervised with Roderic Beaujot) -defended November 2012.
MA thesis jointly supervised with Paul Paré - Junmin Jeong, Immigrant Religiosity and Deviance.
Thesis Supervisory Committee Member for Marsha Branco, Immigrant Labour Market Outcomes in Canada: Accounting for Gender, Age at Arrival, and Country of Origin.
Examining Board Member for Andrea Flynn, Defying Demographic Expectations: Induced Abortion, Contraceptive Use, and the 'Culture' of Birth Control in Cuba.
MA Research Paper Supervision
W. Zachary Marshall, Seasonal Agricultural Workers in Canada: Understanding the Socio-Political Issues.
Michael Nitti, State Impact on Refugee Youths in Ontario: A Focus on Education and Language Related Policy.
Jonathan Amoyaw, Immigrants and Their Decisions to Remit: Exploring the Social Dimensions of Remittance Incentives as a Function of Migrant Networks.
Sarah Warden, Political Integration among the Children of Immigrants in Canada: An Examination of Factors that Inhibit and Encourage Political Participation.