Dr. Valerie A Preston
B.A. (Geography), McGill University, Montreal, 1972
M.A. (Urban Geography), McMaster University, Hamilton, 1974
Ph.D. (Urban Geography), McMaster University, Hamilton, 1978
Office S411 Founders
Phone: (416) 736-5107 x 22421
- Gender and local labour markets;
- immigration and Canadian cities;
- social and urban geography;
- transnationalism and citizenship
PUBLICATIONS (last six years)
** Social Infrastructure and Vulnerability in the Suburbs. With L. Lo, S. Wang, R. Basu and P. Anisef. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press, January, 2015, in press.
Books (Edited Collections)
**When Care Work Goes Global, Locating the Social Relations of Domestic Work, edited with M. Romero and W. Giles. Burlington VT: Ashgate Press, 2014.
**Liberating Temporariness? Migration, Work and Citizenship in an Era of Insecurity, edited with L. Vosko and R. Latham. Montreal and Kingston: McGill Queen’s University Press, 2014.
***“Building bridges with senior immigrant groups: Do CAP protocols work?” with Mandell, N., King, K., Weiser, N., Kim, A. H., Lam, L., Luxton, M. in R. Berman (Ed.), Corridor Talk: Canadian Feminist Scholars Share Stories of Research Partnership. Toronto: Innana Publications, 2014.
**Care Work in a Globalizing World, with M. Romero and W. Giles. In When Care Work Goes Global, Locating the Social Relations of Domestic Work, edited by M. Romero, V. Preston, and W. Giles. Burlington VT: Ashgate Press, 2014, pp. 29-44.
**Liberating Temporariness? Imagining Alternatives to Permanence as a Pathway for Social Inclusion,” with R. Latham, L. Vosko, and M. Breton. In Liberating Temporariness? Migration, Work and Citizenship In an Era of Insecurity, edited by L. Vosko, V. Preston, and R. Latham. Montreal and Kingston: McGill Queen’s University Press, 2014, pp. 1-23.
*”Worked to Death: Diverse Experiences of Economic Security Among Older Immigrants,” with N. Weiser, K. King, N. Mandell, A. Kim and M. Luxton. In Immigrant Integration: Research Implications for Future Policy, edited by Kenise Kilbride. Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press, 2014, pp. 67-84.
“Commuting,” in B. Warf (ed.) Oxford Bibliographies in Geography. London: Oxford University Press, 2014.
“Going Local: Canadian and American Immigration Policy in the New Century,” with H. Leitner, in Immigrant Geographies of North American Cities, W. Li and C. Teixeira, (eds.) Oxford University Press, 2-21, 2011.
“Social Geography” in B. Warf (ed.) Encyclopedia of Geography. Thousand Oaks, CA : Sage Publications, 2564-2569, 2010.
“Questionnaire survey” in R. Kitchum and N. Thrift (eds.) International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. Kidlington, UK: Elsevier, 46-52, 2009.
*“Les immigrants et le cadre bâti: un test révélateur d’inclusion,” in X. Leloup and M. Radice (eds.) Ethnicité, lieux et territoires: Les nouveaux territoires de l’ethnicité. Laval: Presses de l’Université de Laval, 205-232, 2008.
*”Recent migrants in the Canadian labour market: exploring the impacts of gender and racialisation” with S. D’Addario in S. McKay (ed.) Refugees, Recent Migrants and Employment. New York and London: Routledge, 139-164, 2008.
**” Working with diversity: A geographical analysis of ethno-racial discrimination in Toronto,” with B. Ray, Urban Studies, first published June 20, 2014, doi:10.1177/0042098014536628.
**“Being CBC: The Ambivalent Identities and Belonging of Canadian-Born Children of Immigrants,” with A. Kobayashi, Annals of the Association of American Geographers,104 (2): 234-242, 2014.
**“Planning in the multicultural city: celebrating diversity or reinforcing difference?” with R. Fincher, H. Leitner, and K. Iveson, Progress in Planning, 92: 1-55, 2014
*”Experiences of Discrimination: The Impact of Metropolitan and Non-Metropolitan Location,” with B. Ray, The Canadian Geographer, 57 (2): 233-254, 2013.
*”Gender, Race, and Immigration: Aging and Economic Security in Canada,” with A. Kim, S. Hudyma, N. Mandell, and M. Luxton, Canadian Review of Social Policy, 68-69, 2013.
*”At the Temporary-Permanent Divide: How Canada Produces Temporariness and Makes Citizens through its Security, Work, and Settlement Policies,” with D. Rajkumar, R. Latham, L. Berkowitz, and L. Vosko, Citizenship Studies, 16 (3-4): 483-510, 2012.
*“Affect, and Transnationalism through the Voices of Hong Kong Immigrants to Canada,” with A. Kobayashi and A.M. Murnaghan, Social and Cultural Geography, 12(8): 871-888, 2012.
”Quotidian Geographies: Placing Feminism,” with S. McLafferty, Gender, Place and Culture, 17 (1): 55-60, 2010.
*’Geographies of Discrimination: Variations in Perceived Discomfort and Discrimination in Canada’s Gateway Cities,’ with B. Ray, Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, 10(3), 217-244, 2009.
”Immigrants and Homelessness – At Risk in Canada’s Outer Suburbs,” with R. Murdie, J. Wedlock, S. Agrawal, U. Anucha, S. D’Addario, J. Logan, A.M. Murnaghan, The Canadian Geographer,53 (3): 288-304, 2009.
*“Are Immigrants Socially Isolated? An Assessment of Neighbors and Neighboring In Canadian Cities” with B. Ray, Journal of International Migration and Integration, 10 (3): 217-244, 2009.
*“Ethnic Enclaves in Multicultural Cities: New Retailing Patterns and New Planning Dilemmas,” with L. Lo, Plan Canada, Special Issue: 72-74, 2009.
SELECTED NON-REFEREED CONTRIBUTIONS
Temporariness in Canada: Establishing a Research Agenda with A. Hari and S. McGrath, Working Paper No. 99, CERIS – The Ontario Metropolis Centre, 2013. 38pp.
Hidden Homelessness and Precarious Housing Among Refugees and Asylum Seekers, Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver, with D. Hiebert, R. Murdie, D. Rose, J. Francis and A. Guy-Charette, Report submitted to HRSDC 2011. 35pp.
Hidden Homelessness and Precarious Housing Among Refugees and Asylum Seekers, Toronto with R. R. Murdie, S. D’Addario, P. Sibanada, A. M. Murnaghan, J. Logan and M.H. Ahn, Report submitted to HRSDC 2011. 67pp.
*What are Immigrants’ Experiences of Discrimination in the Workplace? with J. Chua, M. Phan, S. Park, P. Kelly, M. Lemoine, TIEDI Analytical Report 21, 2011. 13pp.
*Do Educational Attainment, Gender, and Age Affect Labour Market Outcomes of Immigrants? with N. Damsbaek, P. Kelly, M. Lemoine, L. Lo, J. Shields, S. Tufts TIEDI Analytical Report 16, January 2011. 17pp.
*Do Country of Birth and Level of Educational Attainment Affect The Labour Market Outcomes of Immigrants? with N. Damsbaek, P. Kelly, M. Lemoine, L. Lo, J. Shields, and S. Tufts, TIEDI Analytical Report 13, September, 2010. 14pp.
*What Are The Labour Market Outcomes for University-Educated Immigrants? with N. Damsbaek, P. Kelly, M. Lemoine, L. Lo, J. Shields, and S. Tufts, TIEDI Analytical Report 8, March, 2010. 17pp.
*How Do Gender and Country of Birth Affect Labour Market Outcomes for Immigrants? with N. Damsbaek, P. Kelly, M. Lemoine, L. Lo, J. Shields, and S. Tufts, TIEDI Analytical Report 4, January, 2010. 15pp.