Adam Perry is currently Assistant Professor of Adult Education at St. Francis Xavier University. Using a mixed methods approach, Adam’s current work examines the mobility intentions of international students to Atlantic Canada, with a view to understanding these in relation to career and family aspirations. With a focus on Nova Scotia, he is also conducting research into the decision-making process surrounding recent immigrants’ decisions to stay long-term in rural Atlantic communities. His previous postdoctoral research examined the dynamics of internal migration among ‘low-skilled’ temporary foreign workers (TFWs) in Canada. In his doctoral research, Adam engaged in community-based arts informed research to better understand how migrant farm workers in Canada can take part in meaningful forms of public speech. With a particular focus on developing notions of migrant agency both theoretically and empirically, Adam’s work contributes to discussions on subjective experiences of work, migration and community formation as these intersect with experiences of mobility.
Adam is also a co-investigator on the SSHRC Partnership Project Closing the Employment Standards Enforcement Gap, Principal Investigators: Leah F. Vosko (York University) and Mary Gellatly (Parkdale Community Legal Services).
Perry, J. A. 2020. The negotiation of new family formation post-migration among low-wage migrant workers: The case of Canada. Advance Online Publication. International Migration. https://doi.org/10.1111/imig.12698
Perry, J. A. 2019. Images of work, images of defiance: Engaging migrant farm worker voice through community-based arts. Agriculture and Human Values, 36(3), 627-640. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10460-018-9861-9
Perry, J. A. 2019. ‘Escaping’ managed labour migration: Worker exit as precarious migrant agency. Advance Online Publication. Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power. https://doi.org/10.1080/1070289X.2019.1589157.