Matt Grills is a PhD student in Sociology at Memorial University. He is supervised by Dr. Kelly Vodden and Dr. Nicole Power. His research project involves understanding the different strategies that individuals and government systems use to cope with employment-related geographic mobility. His interests include mobility, gender, social fields and mobile work. Matt has also worked in rural development research with the Rural Development Institute at Brandon University, Manitoba, working to bring applied research to bear on major issues for rural communities.
Matt’s work is primarily focused on qualitative representations of self and experience in order to better understand the processes undertaken in order to achieve goals set by municipal governments and social fields within communities.