Schedule at a Glance

This is a preliminary schedule; sessions are subject to change

Friday July 13


  • Daniel Beland (University of Saskatchewan, Sociology & Public Policy)
  • Pat Armstrong (York University)
  • Sonya Michel (University of Maryland, History)

Saturday July 14

Session 1:
Sociology & Comparative Social Policies: Emergent research on organizations and policies related to health and care.

  • Joe Harris (Boston University): “Achieving Access: Professional Movements and the Politics of Health Universalism”
  • Arjumand Siddiqui (University of Toronto Public Health: Epi): “Insights from Examining the Health Impacts of Social Assistance Policies in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom”

Session 2:
Social movements & health in global context : emergent research on, social movements, related to health, care, and health care.

  • Blake Poland (University of Toronto Public Health): “Social movements as global health allies: unpacking the potential and the practice”

Cultural processes that are influencing health or health care transnationally (e.g. medicalization, health perceptions, behavior, etc.)

  • Erica DiRuggerio (University of Toronto Public Health): “Unpacking Sociopolitical and Cultural Contextual Influences in Global Health”

Session 3:
Quantification of global mental health (i.e. metrics) and coloniality

  • China Mills (University of Sheffield): “Quantification of Global Mental Health and Coloniality”
  • Monica Casper (University of Arizona): “Materiality & Maternal Health”

Session 4:
Transnational Care Migration

  • Ito Peng (University of Toronto): “Caregiving and Migration in a Global Context”

Session 5:

  • Nicola Burns (Lancaster University): “Disability, Migration & Health”
  • Hannah Bradby (Uppsala University, Sweden): “Statutory health and social care provision for mobile populations”

Meet the Authors

  • Bruno Palier
  • Sonya Michel and Ito Peng eds. 2017. Gender, Migration, and the Work of Care: A Multi-Scalar Approach to the Pacific Rim