Lisa Kowalchuk received her B.A. in Sociology at McMaster University, her M.A. in Sociology from McGill University, and her Ph.D. in Sociology from York University. She taught for four years at St. Mary’s University in Halifax before joining U of Guelph in July 2004.
Kerry Preibisch is a sociologist specializing in the area of international migration and development. Her research interests are in the areas of gender and migration, international labour migration and global agro-food systems, im/migration issues in rural Canada, and rural development. Since 2001, she has developed a program of research that examines the contemporary social relations of agriculture in the global North focusing on the international labour migration of farm and food industry workers. She has published in International Migration Review, International Migration,Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Signs, Rural Sociology, Canadian Review of Sociology,Canadian Woman Studies, Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Human Organization, and the Journal of International Development. Kerry studied at Simon Fraser University (MA) and the University of Reading, UK (PhD). She is a Canadian scholar who has conducted field research in Canada and several countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, principally in Mexico. Unfortunately, she is of no relation to Raul Prebisch of CEPAL, although at times she takes great delight in pretending to be.
Dr. Preibisch teaches at the undergraduate and graduate level in the areas of international development studies, qualitative research methods, gender and development, international labour migration, and families and households. She is currently the graduate coordinator of the International Development Studies program at Guelph. Her research interests include gender, citizenship, and migration; the global restructuring of agro-food systems and international labour migration; social exclusion and immigration in rural Canada; and rural livelihoods and neoliberal globalization. She is a member of Rural Women Making Change.
Current research projects include im/migrant farm workers’ health; social exclusion, transnational migration, and women farm workers; temporary migration and transnational parenting; and the migration industry in Canada.
Preibisch, K. 2010. “Pick-Your-Own Labor: Migrant Workers and Flexibility in Canadian Agriculture”International Migration Review 44(2):404–441.
Good Gingrich, L. and K. Preibisch. 2010. “Migration as preservation and destruction: The paradox of transnational living for Low German Mennonite women.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.
Hennebry, J. and K. Preibisch. 2010. “A Model for Managed Migration? Re-Examining Best Practices in Canada's Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program.” International Migration.
Preibisch, K. and E. Encalada (2010). “The other side of ‘El Otro Lado’: Mexican Migrant Women and Labor Flexibility in Canadian Agriculture,” Special Issue on Women in Agriculture. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 35(2):289-316.
Preibisch, K. 2007. “Local Produce, Foreign Labor: Labor Mobility Programs and Global Trade Competitiveness in Canada.” Rural Sociology 72(3):418-449.