Emily Reid-Musson is postdoctoral fellow in the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Canada. She is a human geographer by training (PhD and MA, Geography, University of Toronto) with a background in international development studies (BA, Trent University). Broadly, her research is rooted in labour geography, feminist geography, mobilities studies and qualitative research. Interests relate to worker well-being, risk, and agency in non-standard labour arrangements; law, policy and advocacy responses to insecurity in the labour market and livelihoods; and inequalities, work, and mobilities.
She is particularly interested in the strategies that workers develop to counteract and mitigate powerlessness and risk in the face of power inequities and eroded worker protections. Her dissertation, Claiming the road: Migrant farmworker mobilities and unfreedom in Canada, examined the immobilities that pervade everyday life for transnational, low-wage labour migrants, identifying how local and internal mechanisms secure migrant labour in Canada. Her current research (with Ellen MacEachen) focuses on occupational risk and health among ride-hail drivers and taxi drivers in Canada. She was recently awarded a SSHRC Insight Development grant for the study Family farms as exceptional workplaces: Ideals and impacts on vulnerable workers.
Reid-Musson, E. (In Press). Intersectional rhythmanalysis: Power, rhythms, and everyday life. Progress in Human Geography, (early online publication). DOI: 10.1177/0309132517725069
Reid-Musson, E. (2017). Grown Close to Home™: Migrant farmworker (im)mobilities and unfreedom on Canadian family farms, Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 107(3): 716-730. DOI: 10.1080/24694452.2016.1261683