Public Sociology

Canadian House of Commons, testimony on women’s unpaid work, Dec 10, 2020

Expert Panel, Century Initiative


Briefs, presentations and consultations 

Organized events 

  • 15th annual International Seminar of the International Network of Leave Policies and Research. “Canadian Parental Leave Policies: design, equality, fit and futures,” Toronto, July 13-14, 2018, The Leave Policies and Research Network, (with Lindsey McKay and Sophie Mathieu).
  • The 33rd Annual Qualitative Analysis Conference: Visual Methods and Visual Ethnographies (Brock University, May 11-13, 2016, The Qualitatives)
  • Consuming Intimacies Symposium (Brock University, Oct 15-17, 2015, co-organized with Robyn Lee, Lindsey McKay and Alana Cattapan)

Featured in the news

The pandemic exposed huge gaps in EI — turns out the parental leave system has many of the same problems in The Toronto Star (November 2020)

Study suggests pandemic-induced recession could impact paternity leave take-up rates in the National Post (November 2020)

Paternity leave policies are improving for men in academia in University Affairs (October 2020)

‘The Daddy quota’: how Quebec got men to take parental leave in The Guardian (June 2018)

Why Paternity Leave Matters in Macleans (June 2018)

A dad’s confession about household chores in Today’s Parent (March 2018)

10 Women’s Day ideas that could make the world a better place in The Ottawa Citizen (March 2018)

Seven things to know about Canada’s new parental leave benefits in The Globe and Mail (March 2017)

Quebec has a better way of doling out parental leave in Rabble News (June 2016)

Quebec has a better way of doling out parental leave in Macleans (May 2016)

New dad: How men navigate the passage to parenthood in Today’s Parent (June 2013)

Say it with me, “I earn more than my husband” in the Globe and Mail (September 2011)

She Works. They’re Happy. in The New York Times magazine (January 2010)

Women as the breadwinners in The National Post (October 2010)

Rise of the power wives in New York Post (November 2010)

Rise of the Breadwinning Power Wives in NY Dads and Stay at Home Dads (November 2010)

The Economics of Marriage by Jean Chatzky, Financial Editor of the Today Show (February 2010)

Sugar Mamas Can Be a Sweet Thrill in The Globe and Mail (April 2010)

The New Female Breadwinners – Celebratory Boon or Involuntary Boom? The Glass Hammer (March 2010)