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Kathryn Kopinak (Canada)

January 10, 2023 - May 31, 2023

Kathy received her BA and MA in Sociology from the University of Western Ontario and her PhD from York University. She is a Canadian Sociologist at King’s University College, University of Western Ontario who began formal research on northern Mexico in the early eighties when North America’s industrial heartland started to dramatically transfer production to the US-Mexico borderlands. Research and publications include the study of the labor process in Mexican maquiladora industries, the gendered division of labor in northern Mexico, environmental impacts of Mexican industrialization, and the relationship between export employment and migration. She has received research grants from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación of Spain and a teaching award from the Ontario Council of University Faculty Associations.

She is currently writing a paper focusing on if and how export industries in Casablanca, Morocco facilitate emigration.