Canada Research Chair in Immigration, Inequality, and Public Policy
Dr. Monica Boyd is the Canada Research Chair in Immigration, Inequality and Public Policy and Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto (St. George), which she joined in 2001. Dr. Boyd also is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Canada’s National Academy. She recently served in elected positions as the President of Academy II of the Royal Society, the President of the Canadian Sociological Association and the chair of the International Migration section of the American Sociological Association.
Professor Boyd has written numerous articles, books and monographs on the changing family, gender inequality, international migration (with foci on policy, on immigrant integration and on immigrant women) and ethnic stratification. Her current research projects are on immigrant inequality in the labour force, the migration of high skilled labor, the socio-economic achievements of immigrant offspring and the migration and employment of care workers.
Professor Boyd is an active participant in policy, academic and government circles. She is a past president of the Canadian Population Society (elected office), and has twice been elected to the Board of the Population Association of America. A former member and chair of the Advisory Committee on Social Conditions at Statistics Canada, she is a long standing member of the National Statistics Council which advises the Chief Statistician on issues pertinent to Canada’s data collection systems. Currently she is Associate Editor, International Migration Review and she is an editorial board member of the American Sociological Review.