I am a cultural anthropologist and ethnographer currently working as a tenure-track lecturer in Sociology and Political Studies 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 research examines youths' experiences of migration and long-term family separation after having a parent initially come to Canada to work. Through ethnographic storytelling and visual methods, this research explores the everyday forms of paid and unpaid labour youths perform to hold their families together through precarious, adverse, and hopeful times.
You can find me teaching at TRU, volunteering as a board member with the Society for the Anthropology of Work, tweeting @jennyshaw011 #anthrotwitter,and podcasting at www.anchor.fm/jenny-shaw.