Jeffrey Reitz

Jeffrey Reitz

Professor Emeritus of Sociology

R.F. Harney Professor Emeritus of Ethnic, Immigration and Pluralism Studies 


Jeffrey G. Reitz (Ph.D., Columbia 1972; FRSC) is Professor Emeritus and former Chair in the Department of Sociology, R.F. Harney Professor Emeritus of Ethnic, Immigration and Pluralism Studies, and member of the faculty of the Munk School of Global Affairs, at the University of Toronto. He has published extensively on immigration and inter-group relations in Canada from comparative perspectives and has frequently contributed to discussions of policies on immigration, multiculturalism, and minority group employment in Canada.  His current comparative research examines the experience of Muslim immigration in France, Quebec, and Canada, based on extensive quantitative data and new qualitative interviews, and is supported by a grants from the European Commission and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.  During 2012-2014 he was affiliated with L’école des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris.

Selected Recent Publications

2015       Jeffrey G. Reitz, Mai B. Phan & Rupa Banerjee, “Gender Equity in Canada’s Newly Growing Religious Minorities,” Ethnic and Racial Studies, 38, 5: 681-699.

2015       Jeffrey G. Reitz, “The Status of Muslim Minorities Following the Paris Attacks,” pp. 21-27 in After the Paris Attacks: Responses in Canada, Europe, and Around the Globe, ed. by Edward M. Iacobucci and Stephen J. Toope, Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

2016       Anil Verma, Jeffrey G. Reitz & Rupa Banerjee, “Unionization and Income Growth of Racial Minority Immigrants in Canada: A Longitudinal Study,” International Migration Review 50,3: 667-698.

2016       Edward Grabb, Jeffrey G. Reitz & Monica Hwang (eds.).  Social Inequality in Canada: Dimensions of Disadvantage, 6th edition.  Scarborough: Oxford University Press.

2016       Alexandra Kassir & Jeffrey G. Reitz, “Protesting headscarf ban: a path to becoming more French? A case study of ‘Mamans toutes égales’ and ‘Sorties scolaires avec nous,’ Ethnic and Racial Studies 39,15: 2683-2700.

2017       Jeffrey G. Reitz, Patrick Simon & Emily Laxer, “Muslims’ social inclusion and exclusion in France, Québec, and Canada: does national context matter?” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 43, 15: 2473–2498. DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2017.1313105

2017       Jeffrey G. Reitz, “Multicultural Nation-building and Canada’s Future: Implications of Comparative Research.” Pp. 30-49 in Immigration and the Future of Canadian Society, ed. By Robert Brym, Toronto: Rock’s Mills Press.

2018       Rupa Banerjee, Jeffrey G. Reitz & Phil Oreopoulos, “Do Large Employers Treat Racial Minorities More Fairly? An Analysis of Canadian Field Experiment Data,” Canadian Public Policy/Analyse de politiques, 44, 1 (March): 1-12.  DOI: 10.3138/cpp.2017-033

2018       Marie-Pier Joly & Jeffrey G. Reitz, “Emotional Stress and the Integration of Muslim Minorities in France and Canada,” International Migration Review 52, 4 (December) 1111-1129 DOI: 10.1177/0197918318768551

2020       Emily Laxer, Jeffrey G. Reitz & Patrick Simon, “Muslims’ political and civic incorporation in France and Canada: testing models of participation,” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 46,17: 3677-3702. DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2019.1620418

2020       Emily Laxer, Jeffrey G. Reitz & Patrick Simon, “L’intégration civique des musulmans en France, au Québec et au Canada anglaise: quelle est l’incidence des ‘modèles’ nationaux?” [“Muslims’ Political and Civic Incorporation in France, Québec, and English-Canada: Do National ‘Models’ Play a Role?”]. Pp. 569-599 in Étudier le religieux au Québec: regards d’ici et d’ailleurs, eds. David Koussens, Jean-François Laniel and Jean-Philippe Perreault, Québec: Presses de l’Université Laval.

2020       Irena Kogan, Eric Fong & Jeffrey G. Reitz, “Religion and integration among immigrant and minority youth,” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 46,17: 3543-3558.  DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2019.1620408

2021       Richard Alba & Jeffrey G. Reitz, “The significance of mixed family backgrounds for mainstream integration in Canada,” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 47:4, 916-933, DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2019.1654162