Gender, Migration, & The Work of Care

Fellowship Recipient: Naomi Lightman

Big congratulations to Naomi Lightman, PhD, recipient of the SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2015.

Under the direction of Monica Boyd, Co-Principal Investigator of the Gender, Migration, and the Work of Care project, Naomi will be analyzing data from the Luxembourg Income Study, focusing on care workers in Canada, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. Her research plans include both country-specific and comparative analyses of the social exclusion of migrant care workers. Her overall goal is to merge country-specific findings into a general theory on the social exclusion of care workers coming from poor to wealthier nations, focusing on specific aspects of the relationship between commodified care migration and global inequalities.

Naomi successfully defended her doctoral thesis at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto in June 2015. In addition to the fellowship, Naomi has received two Ontario Graduate Scholarships, and a chapter from her dissertation won the 2014 Citizenship Education Research Network Graduate Student Outstanding Paper Award. Naomi’s research will provide an important contribution to the work being conducted under the GMC project.