Sara Dorow is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Alberta, where she teaches and conducts research in the areas of globalization, race and culture, gender and family, qualitative methods, and the idea of community. She is currently writing an ethnographic account of Fort McMurray, “urban service area” to the oil/tar sands, and is heading the Alberta team for the national research project On the Move: Employment-Related Geographical Mobility in the Canadian Context. These projects follow on a decade of research on Chinese-North American adoption; Dorow is the author of the book Transnational Adoption: A Cultural Economy of Race, Gender, and Kinship.
Dorow, S. and G. Dogu (2011) “The Spatial Distribution of Hope in and beyond Fort McMurray.” In T. K. Davidson, O. Park, and R. Shields (eds.) Ecologies of Affect: Placing Nostalgia, Desire, and Hope. Waterloo: Wilfred Laurier Press.
Dorow, S. and S. O’Shaughnessy (2013 forthcoming) Special Issue Editors. “’Community’ Between State and Market: Thinking Through Fort McMurray.” Canadian Journal of Sociology.
Dorow, S. (in submission) “Gendering Energy Extraction in Fort McMurray.” In L. Stefanick and M. Shrivastava (eds.) Democracy and Governance in a Global North Oil Economy.
Faculty page, University of Alberta