You can find me teaching at TRU, working on publishing and mentoring initiatives with the Anthropology of Children and Youth Interest Group and Society for the Anthropology of Work, and tweeting @jennyshaw011.
I am a cultural anthropologist, ethnographer, and Assistant Teaching Professor in Sociology and Politics at Thompson Rivers University, located in Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc.
My scholarly work focuses on migration and citizenship, children and youth, and gender and precarious labour. My book project (UBC Press) examines youths' experiences of migration and long-term family separation after having a parent initially come to Canada to work on temporary work permits. Through ethnographic storytelling and visual methods, this research considers the everyday forms of paid and unpaid labour youths perform to hold their families together through precarious, adverse, and hopeful times.
childhood and youth; migration and transnationalism; family and care; precarity and labour; citizenship, belonging, and home; ethnographic, visual, and participatory methods more
sociocultural and contemporary issues; child and youth studies; migration studies; labour studies; gender studies; social inequality; ethnographic methods and writing more