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Researcher / Research team

Luin Goldring


Founder and coordinator. Research Alliance on Precarious Status. Working group composed of faculty, graduate students and non-academics conducting research on precarious status in Canada. July, 2008-present.

Co-organizer. RELAC (Red de Estudios sobre Latinoamericanos en Canadá, Research Network on Latin Americans in Canada). Network of researchers and community workers; the network’s goal is to disseminate research on Latin American communities in Canada, and foster collaborative work on/with such communities. Founding meeting: November 6, 2002. Workshop held, April 22, 2003. Website includes references to wide range of literature on Latin Americans in Canada. Initial support provided by grants from the CERIS community domain and the University of Toronto. (http://reel.utsc.utoronto.ca:16080/relac/).

Founding member. Member of executive committee (2007-2010). International Network for Migration and Development (RIMD). Two-year start-up period funded by the Ford Foundation. September 2002-2004. Additional support from the Rockefeller Foundation and Ford Foundation, 2004-05, and MacArthur Foundation, 2006. (www.migracionydesarrollo.org).

Research Interests
Immigration , Sociology , Citizenship and non-citizenship, Precarious work





Economic sectors

Agriculture and horticulture workers, Occupations in services - Domestic work, Sales and service occupations - general, Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations - general, Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations - general, Labourers in food, beverage and associated products processing, Dancers, and Other

Geographical focuses


Spheres of activity

Law and Sociology


English and Spanish