Professor Monica Boyd
University of Toronto
Department of Sociology
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 2J4


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Dr. Monica Boyd joined the University of Toronto in 2001 as a Professor of Sociology and she holds the Canada Research Chair in Immigration, Inequality and Public Policy. Previously, she was the Mildred and Claude Pepper Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Florida State University where she also was a research associate in the Center for the Study of Population, and a research affiliate in the Pepper Institute on Aging. A former faculty member at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, she was the first incumbent of the Visiting Chair in Public Policy, Social Science Division, University of Western Ontario. She has held Visiting Scholar appointments at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, at Harvard University, and at Statistics Canada.

Monica Boyd is an active participant in policy, academic and government circles. Trained as a demographer and sociologist, she has written numerous articles, books and monographs on the changing family, gender inequality, international migration (with foci on policy, on immigrant integration and on immigrant women) and ethnic stratification. Social inequality is a core theme in her research. Her current research projects are on immigrant inequality in the labour force, the migration of high skilled labor and related re-accreditation difficulties, the social construction of ethnicity, and the socio-economic achievements of immigrant offspring. She currently is the recipient of a research grant from the (Canadian) Social Science and Humanities Research Council on language proficiency and the economic incorporation of immigrants. She is President, Academy II (Social Sciences) of Canada’s National Academy, the Royal Society of Canada, President, Canadian Sociological Association and a long standing member of the National Statistics Council which advises the Chief Statistician on issues pertinent to Canada’s data collection systems.