Prof. Monica Hwang has been appointed PCUH Affiliate. The appointment is for the period January 1, 2021 – June 30, 2024. Dr. Hwang is an Associate Professor of Sociology at St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan. Her research bridges the fields of inequality, politics, and migration, focusing on ethno-racial differences in social and political trust and French-English differences in civic engagement. She is currently working on “Social Inequality in Canada: Dimensions of Disadvantage,” 7th ed. (Oxford University Press), contributing chapters on the extent of foreign corporate concentration in Canada and one the temporary foreign workers program in Canada.
Dr. Hwang is currently involved in a long-term project on Ukrainian migration with Dr. Natalia Khanenko Friesen (University of Alberta) and Dr. Victor Satzewich (McMaster University). As an Affiliate member of the PCUH, she will conduct research on the fourth-wave of Ukrainian immigration into Canada, which occurred after Ukraine gained independence in 1991. The fourth-wave of Ukrainian migrants arrived under very different circumstances, enjoying significant economic and educational advantages over the previous three waves of Ukrainian immigrants. Along with her co-investigators, Prof. Hwang will explore the economic and socio-political integration of this group.