Bill O’Grady received his B.A. and M.A. in Sociology from Carleton University, and his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Toronto. Professor O’Grady has just completed a research project in Toronto that examined the enforcement activities of the Ontario Safe Streets...
I joined the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Guelph in 2001. I earned my M.Sc. from the University of Montréal and my Ph.D. from Carleton University, both in Sociology. Prior to joining the University of Guelph, I taught at the University of Ottawa and at Carleton University. I also worked as a senior policy researcher with the Library of Parliament and with a national not-for-profit organization in Ottawa.
My areas of interest include: the transformation of work and labour markets; women's work and employment; working time and balancing work and family; work in the post-industrial economy; professional workplaces; globalization and economic restructuring; the regulation of labour and changing industrial relations; workplace health and safety; occupations and professions; training and education; Canadian political economy; class and gender relations; inequality, stratification and power; social policy and welfare state transformation; and Canadian society.
Three of my current projects focus on:
- The changing nature of work in the Canadian airline industry in the context of deregulation and liberalization in civil aviation;
- The impact of economic restructuring on working time, and how the new working time realities impinge on workers' ability to balance paid work and family/community responsibilities;
- The nature of women's work in the teaching profession, focusing on growing precariousness, well-being and retirement.
Shalla, Vivian and Wallace Clement (eds.). Work in Tumultuous Times: Critical Perspectives. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press. 2007.
Shalla, Vivian."Theoretical Reflections on Work: A Quarter Century of Critical Thinking," in Vivian Shalla and Wallace Clement (eds.), Work in Tumultuous Times: Critical Perspectives. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press. 2007.
Shalla, Vivian. "Shifting Temporalities: Economic Restructuring and the Politics of Working Time," in Vivian Shalla and Wallace Clement (eds.), Work in Tumultuous Times: Critical Perspectives. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press. 2007.
Shalla, Vivian (ed.). Working in a Global Era: Canadian Perspectives. Canadian Scholars' Press. 2006.
Shalla, Vivian. "Time Warped: The Flexibilization and Maximization of Flight Attendant Working Time," Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, Vol. 41, No. 3, 2004, pp. 345-368.
Shalla, Vivian. "Part-Time Shift: The Struggle over the Casualization of Airline Customer Sales
and Service Agent Work," Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, Vol. 40, No. 1, February 2003, pp. 93-109.