Stephen Leacock Building, Room 712
855 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec, H3A 2T7
E-mail: jennifer [dot] elrick [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Office: Leacock 825
Immigration policy, race & ethnicity, international migration, immigrant incorporation, political sociology, qualitative methods
(PhD, University of Toronto, expected 2016) Assistant Professor at McGill University since 2016.
Bridging the sociology of race, ethnicity and immigration, political sociology, cultural sociology and comparative public policy, my work follows two overarching research agendas. The first examines how institutional aspects of contexts of reception affect the symbolic and material incorporation of immigrants into Western liberal-democratic states. The second focuses on the reciprocal relationship between ethnic identities and deliberation, understood as a particular form of political communication emphasizing inclusion and reason giving. Both agendas address the relationship between classification processes, diversity and social inequality, i.e. the ways in which classification processes pertaining to race, ethnicity, legal status, etc. affect the differential distribution of resources and recognition within a society.
Elrick, J. (2016). ‘Screening, Skills and Cultural Fit: Theorizing Immigrant Skill Utilization From An Organizational Perspective.’ Journal of International Migration and Integration 17(3): 801-817.
Elrick, J. and N. Lightman (2016). ‘Sorting or Shaping? The Gendered Economic Outcomes of Immigration Policy in Canada.’ International Migration Review 50(2): 352-384.
Elrick, J. and L. Schwartzman (2015). ‘From Statistical Category to Social Category: Organized Politics and Official Categorizations of “Persons with a Migration Background” in Germany.’ Ethnic and Racial Studies. 38(9): 1539-1556.
Elrick, J., Schneiderhan, E. and S. Khan (2014). ‘Talking Like a Generation: The “Documentary” Meaning of Ethnicity for Aging Minority Britons.’ Sociology. 48 (6): 1173-1189.
Reitz, J., Curtis, J. and J. Elrick (2014). ‘Immigrant Skill Utilization: Trends and Policy Issues.’ Journal of International Migration and Integration 15(1): 1-26.
Schneiderhan, E., Khan, S. and J. Elrick (2014). ‘Deliberation and Ethnic Context.’ Sociological Forum 29 (4): 791-807.
SOC 210 Sociological Perspectives
SOC 307 Globalization