Catherine Bryan is an assistant professor at the School of Social Work, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. She completed her PhD in Social Anthropology at Dalhousie and has a BA Honours in Women’s Studies from the University of Winnipeg, and a BSW and MSW from McGill University. She has been actively involved in a number of mobility-focused research projects including work on the flight and resettlement experiences of separated and unaccompanied refugee children in Canada; the Provincial Nominee Programs of Nova Scotia, Manitoba, and British Columbia; and the pre-departure experiences of soon-to-be migrants in the Philippines.
While completing her PhD, Catherine was an affiliated trainee with the On the Move Partnership. Interested in the political economy of place and the relationship between productive and reproductive labour processes, her PhD research explored the intersection of diverse mobilities in and between Manitoba and the Philippines – mobilities that are at once contemporary and historic, local and transnational, and permanent and temporary.
Bryan, C. (2019). Labour, population, and precarity: temporary foreign workers transition to permanent residency in rural Manitoba. Studies in Political Economy, 100(3), 252-269.
Bryan, C. (2019). Mothers and Work: Social Reproduction and the Labours of Motherhood, in L. O’ Brien Hallstein, A. O’Reilly & M. Vandenbeld Giles (Ed.) (pp. 331-342). The Routledge Companion to Motherhood.New York: Routledge.
Bryan, C. (2019). Rural Mobilities: Migrant Workers in Manitoba. Journal for the Anthropology of North America, 22(2), 79-81.
Bryan, C. (2018). “Wait and while you Wait, Work: On the Reproduction of Precarious Labour in Liminal Spaces”. In W. Lem & P. G. Barber (eds.) Migration, Temporality, and Capitalism: Entangled Mobilities across Global Spaces (pp.123-140). London: Palgrave Macmillan.
Bryan, C. (2017). Understanding Service Work as Reproductive Labour: A Feminist Political Economy of Filipino Migrant Hotel Workers in Rural Manitoba. In G. Bonifacio (ed.) Gender, Feminism and Global Cross-cultural Connections: International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives (pp. 141-154). Castle Hill, AUS: Emerald Press.