Dr. Monica Boyd joined the University of Toronto in 2001 as a Professor of Sociology and held the Canada Research Chair in Immigration, Inequality and Public Policy for the full 14-year term from 2001 to 2015. Previously, she was the Mildred and Claude Pepper Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Florida State University. A former faculty member at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, she was the first incumbent of the Visiting Chair in Public Policy, Social Science Division, University of Western Ontario. She has held Visiting Scholar appointments at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, at Harvard University, and at Statistics Canada.
Trained as a demographer and sociologist, Monica is the author of numerous articles, books and monographs on the changing family, gender inequality, international migration (with foci on policy, on immigrant integration and on immigrant women) and racial/ethnic stratification. Social inequality is a core theme in her research. Her current research projects are on immigrant inequality in the labour force; the employment of migrant women in Canada’s care economy; temporal trends in gender, racial and immigrant occupational segregation; the migration of high skilled labor, including STEM workers, and related re-accreditation difficulties; and the socio-economic achievements of immigrant offspring.
Monica actively participates in policy, academic and government circles. She has been an advisor and consultant to non-governmental organizations, Canadian government departments, the United Nations and the OECD. She also has served twice as an elected board member of the Population Association of America, as elected presidents of the Canadian Sociological Association and the Canadian Population Society, as Vice President (representing the Academy of Social Sciences) of the Royal Society of Canada, and as Chair of the International Migration section of the American Sociological Association. Monica received the 2015 Outstanding Contribution Award from the Canadian Sociological Association, the Canadian Population Society Lifetime Award in 2017, and the Department of Sociology, University of Toronto, 2017 Jeanette Wright Mentorship Award for Excellence in Mentoring Graduate Students.
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