Gender, Migration, & The Work of Care

Fellowship Recipient: Elizabeth Adamson

Big congratulations to Liz Adamson, PhD—recipient of the SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2016.

Liz’s PhD was supervised by Deb Brennan, Co-PI of the Gender, Migration, and the Work of Care (GMC) project, and co-supervised by Fiona Williams, an advisor to the project.

Under the direction of Ito Peng, the Principal Investigator of the GMC project, Liz will focus on the intersection of care, migration and employment policy for in-home child care. In particular, the research will explore the intersection of policies and how they shape the relationships between care users (families) and care providers (nannies) in two English-speaking countries—Canada and Australia.

In addition to the fellowship, Liz was awarded a 2014 Dean’s Student Leadership Award, University of South Wales, Australia. Liz’s work has and continues to be an integral part of the empirical understanding of gender, migration and child care work.