I joined the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Guelph in 1994. I have an undergraduate degree in Social Anthropology/Latin American Studies, a Masters in Interdisciplinary Studies and a PhD in Sociology. The interdisciplinary nature of my studies, which...
Linda received her first degree in nursing, before turning her attention to graduate studies in sociology. While still a graduate student, she became involved as a consultant in highway planning doing socio-economic impact assessment. After completing her master's and doctoral degrees at the University of Toronto, she spent three years as a research associate at Harvard's Center for Population Studies before joining the faculty in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Guelph.
Professor Gerber's research has focused upon Canada's Native peoples, Canadian politics and ethnicity, but she has a broader interest in Canadian society (its demographic processes, its identity, and its fragility). Her publications are in the areas of Native studies, voting behavior, gerontology, ethnic relations and Quebec separatism.
2013 Macionis, John J. and Linda M. Gerber, Sociology, Eighth Canadian Edition. Toronto: Pearson Canada. (X 8: 1995, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2013)
2006c (translation of 2006b) Gerber, Linda M. “Diversité urbaine: la composition des circonscriptions électorales et l’appui aux partis lors des elections fédérales canadiennes de
2004.” Canadian Journal of Urban Research: Revue canadienne de recherché urbaine édition spéciale (15:2): 123-138.
2006b Gerber, Linda M. “Urban Diversity: Riding Composition and Party Support in the Canadian Federal Election of 2004”, Canadian Journal of Urban Research, (15:2): 105-118.
2006a Gerber, Linda M. “The Ethnic, Immigrant, and Bilingual Composition of Ridings and Party Support in the Canadian Federal Election of 2004, Canadian Ethnic Studies (38:1): 65-82.
Gerber, Linda M. "Referendum Results: Defining New Boundaries for an Independent Quebec." Canadian Ethnic Studies (24:2): 22-34.
1990 Gerber, Linda M., "Multiple Jeopardy: A Socio-Economic Comparison of Men and Women among the Indian, Métis and Inuit Peoples of Canada." Canadian Ethnic Studies (22:3): 69-84.
1986 Gerber, Linda M., "The Federal Election of 1968: Social Class Composition and Party Support in the Electoral Districts of Ontario". Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology (23: 1): 118-135.
1984 Gerber, Linda M., "Community Characteristics and Out-Migration from Canadian Indian Reserves: Path Analyses". Canadian Review of Sociology And Anthropology (21: 2): 145-165.
1983 Gerber, Linda M., "Ethnicity Still Matters: Socio-Demographic Profiles of the Ethnic Elderly in Ontario". Canadian Ethnic Studies (15: 3): 60-80.
1978 Gerber, Linda M., "The Development of Canadian Indian Communities: A Two-Dimensional Typology Reflecting Strategies of Adaptation to the Modern World". Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology (16: 4): 404-24.
2011 phone consult by Genevieve Napier (CBC producer) regarding the Harper government’s outreach among ethnic voters (Feb. 11th)
2010** panelist on The Current (CBC) with Linden MacIntyre as moderator (Dec. 17th), including John Ralston Saul, David Hulchanski, and Frank Cunningham—discussing “ The Disappearing Middle Class”
2009 consult by Barbara Jaffe of the Vancouver Sun regarding Harper’s gains in Vancouver’s most immigrant/ethnic communities (Nov. 22nd)
2009 phone interview, with Harris McLeod of Hill Times, regarding Jason Kenny’s outreach to the ethnic/immigrant communities (Ottawa, Sept. 9th)
2009 phone interview for the Vancouver Sun regarding the immigrant vote (April 5th)
2008** guest on The Agenda with Steve Paikin (TVO) to discuss the Conservatives outreach to women and minority voters with fellow panellists Andrew Cardozo, Raylene Lang-Dion, Megan Harris, and Greg Lyle (Oct. 28th)
2008 phone interview with Lynn Desjardins, reporter for “The Link” (Radio Canada International), on “my analysis of ethnic voting patterns”: broadcast live to the target audience of Canadians living abroad (Oct. 24th)
2008 phone interview for the Ottawa Citizen on ethnic voting patterns (Sept. 23rd)
1992 studio interview with Joyce Gaudet (CHYM, Guelph) on the socio-economic conditions of native men and women.
1986 studio interview with Guus Hazelaar (CJOY, Guelph) on class voting in Ontario electoral districts (Oct. 8th)
1985 studio interview with Guus Hazelaar (CJOY, Guelph) on outmigration from Canadian Indian Communities (Oct. 7th)
1984 studio interview with Guus Hazelaar (CJOY, Guelph) on the ethnic elderly of Ontario (Aug. 14th)
1982 studio interview with Guus Hazelaar (CJOY, Guelph) on the job search experience of female graduates in agriculture and veterinary medicine (Jan. 7th)