Department Chair, UTM Sociology
Professor Korteweg received her PhD in sociology from the University of California at Berkeley and joined the Sociology Department at the University of Toronto, Mississauga in 2004. She teaches courses in the Sociology of Gender, Qualitative Methods, and Citizenship and Immigration.
Her current research focuses on citizenship, constructions of national belonging in public and parliamentary debates on immigrant integration, and the ways in which the problematic of immigrant integration is defined in the intersections of gender, religion, ethnicity and national origin. Much of her work focuses on Muslim immigrants in Europe and Canada. She has written on honour killing in public and policy debates, on the Sharia law debate in Ontario, the murder of Theo van Gogh, and how integration discourses produce particularly gendered Muslim subjects. She is currently engaged in three research projects: a book (with Gökçe Yurdakul) on the ways in which headscarf debates generate conflicts of belonging through which national narratives are articulated; a research project assessing the difficulties social service agencies encounter when addressing violence against women in South Asian communities in the Greater Toronto Area (with Salina Abji, Phd candidate sociology, Deepa Mattoo of SALCO and Lisa Barnoff, Professor of Social Work at Ryerson University); and, an ongoing comparative project on immigrant integration policies and practices in the Netherlands and Germany (with Phil Triadafilopoulos, Political Science).