MA research: Echoes of Poverty

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LABERGE echoes of poverty abstract

LABERGE Elaine J MA thesis july 2017

In 2017, Elaine received her MA in sociology from the University of Alberta. She conducted a nine-month narrative inquiry into how growing up in persistent childhood poverty shapes undergraduate students’ experiences. Her doctoral research builds upon her MA through an investigation into how civic engagement may shape EDI policies, practices, and pedagogies in Canadian neoliberal universities. A goal is to contribute to social innovation models to advance socioeconomic diversity in Canadian higher education institutions. Given her focus on the sociology of higher education, Elaine is knowledgeable about the complexities that shape Canadian universities and its diverse student populations.

Master of Arts in Sociology
2017 University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Thesis: The echoes of childhood poverty: Composing lives in higher education
Supervisors: Dr. Vera Caine (Nursing) & Dr. Herb Northcott (Sociology)
Committee: Dr. Janice Huber (Education) &
Dr. Jana Grekul (Criminology)

Research funded by: SSHRC

Master’s thesis research abstract
Master’s research poster