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Bonnie Erickson is Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto (St. George). She studied at UBC and at Harvard. She has also been a visiting professor in the Netherlands, at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and at Kwansei Gakuin University in Japan.
Professor Bonnie Erickson’s current research uses social network mapping to examine the networks within and between ethnic groups and the mainstream in Toronto, and to examine how contacts and cultures affect occupational attainment and ethnic self-image. Her current funded research project is entitled, Social Capital, Cultural Capital and Ethnic Advancement. This project is supported by SSHRC. She also recently co-edited a book entitled, Social Capital: International Perspectives.
In addition to her work in the Department of Sociology, she is currently cross-appointed to the Centre for Studies on Aging, the Centre for Urban and Community Studies, the Centre for Industrial Relations, and is on the Board of Directors of the Centre for Health Promotion.