Patricia Landolt

 
Patricia Landolt
Associate Professor
Department Chair - on leave
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(416) 287-7156

Biography: 

Professor Landolt received her Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University and joined the department of sociology in 2001. Her research examines the production and reproduction of systems of social exclusion and inequality associated with global migrations. Specific themes include: refugee-migrant political incorporation, precarious work and income insecurity, non-citizenship and precarious legal status. She teaches courses in international migration, immigrant incorporation and transnationalism, ethnicity and racialization, social inequality and qualitative methods.

Professor Landolt's current SSHRC-funded project (2011-13) examines the ways that the Ontario public education system practices inclusion and exclusion in the context of encounters with precarious status migrants. Questions that organize the research include: What is the role of school board workers (i.e administrators within and outside of specific schools, teachers, guidance councellors, frontline staff) in regulating access to schooling? What are the narratives and rules they invoke to frame their practices? What is the role of actors outside of the school systems (e.g. community advocates, legal aid workers) in negotiating access? What networks and resources do these actors and institutions bring to bear in these negotiations? Mapping the networked encounters between different actors and institutions will reveal how the boundary between citizens and non-citizens is produced and contested.

Education: 

Ph.D., Johns Hopkins

Research Interests: 

  • Social Citizenship, Politics and Policy in the Global City
  • Latin American immigrants in Canada
  • Race and Ethnicity in Canada

Publications: 

  • Landolt, Patricia, Goldring, L., and J. Bernhard. 2010 (In press). "Agenda Setting and Immigrant Politics: The Case of Latin Americans in Toronto" American Behavioral Scientist
  • Landolt, Patricia and Luin Goldring. 2010. "Political cultures and transnational social fields: Chileans, Colombians and Canadian activists in Toronto," Global Networks: A Journal of Transnational Affairs 10(4)
  • Landolt, Patricia and Luin Goldring. 2009. "Immigrant Political Socialization as Bridging and Boundary Work: Mapping the Multi-Layered Incorporation of Latin American Immigrants in Toronto," Ethnic and Racial Studies 32(7): 1226-1247
  • Bernhard, Judith, Patricia Landolt, and Luin Goldring. 2009. "Transnationalizing Families: Canadian Immigration Policy and the Spatial Fragmentation of Care-giving among Latin American Newcomers." International Migration 47(2):3-31
  • Landolt, Patricia and Luin Goldring. 2008. "Immigrant Political Socialization as bridging and Boundary Work: Mapping the Multi-Layered Incorporation of Latin American Immigrants in Toronto" Ethnic and Racial Studies Published online: December 18, 2008 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0149870802604016 (Volume publication, 2009)
  • Bernhard, Judith, Patricia Landolt, Luin Goldring. 2008. "Transnationalizing Families: Canadian Immigration Policy and the Spatial Fragmentation of Care-giving among Latin American Newcomers." International Migration 46(6).
  • Landolt, Patricia, L. Goldring and J. Bernhard. 2009. "Las Organizaciones de migrantes latinoamericanos en Toronto: Entre la politica de base y el imperativo de la etnizacion del estado multicultural," In Angeles Escriva, Anastasia Bermudez and Natalia Moraes, Editors, Migracion y participacion politica: Estados, organizaciones y migrantes latinoamericanosen perspectiva local-transnacional. Cordoba:Consejo Superior de Investigaciones cientificas/ Colección Politeya.

Teaching Interests: 

  • International Migration and Immigrant Incorporation
  • Comparative Ethnic and Race Relations
  • Globalization and Transnationalism