Sara Dorow is Professor and Chair of Sociology at the University of Alberta, where she teaches and conducts research in the areas of globalization, migration and mobility, gender. family and work, and qualitative methods. She has been conducting research and publishing articles on the lived experiences of the oil sands political economy of northern Alberta for over a decade, and is also working on a book out of this research. From 2012 to 2019, she headed 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