Pauline Gardiner Barber is a Professor and head of the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at Dalhousie University. She has completed research on two different regions asking similar questions about gender, class, and social change. Her PhD research was based in industrial Cape Breton in the 1990s where she studied workplace politics and livelihood concerns of workers in the fish processing sector. More recently, she has been working in the Philippines where she researches how migration is changing lives and livelihoods. Publications on this research cover questions of gender, migration, citizenship, and development. In Atlantic Canada, she is the Citizenship domain leader with the Atlantic Metropolis Centre, a SSHRC funded Centre of Excellence project, based upon a partnership between researchers, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, provincial governments, immigrant service providers, and community groups. This project will conclude in 2013.
As a co-investigator with the On the Move Partnership, Pauline Gardiner Barber will work with the Nova Scotia team on the mobility of professional and paraprofessional healthcare workers. In addition, she is a project team-leader on temporary foreign workers in Canada.
Class, Contention, and a World in Motion, co-editor (Berghahn, 2010; republished in Paperback 2013)
21st Century Migration: Political Economy and Ethnography, co-editor (Routledge 2012)
Confronting Capital, co-editor (Routledge 2012)
“Womens Work Unbound: Re-siting Philippine Development and Global Restructuring.” In Gender and Global Restructuring: Sights, Sites and Resistance, 2nd Edition. Marchand, Marianne and Anne Sisson Runyan (eds). London: Routledge. 2011.
“The Ideal Immigrant? Gendered Class Subjects in Philippine-Canada Migration.” Third World Quarterly. Vol. 29, no 7. 2008.
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