Age & Generation in Migration Contexts Cluster


This group welcomes all researchers working on age and generational issues in migration contexts. It is open to anyone researching across the age spectrum (from infancy to old age) and/or analyzing intra- and inter-generational relations in situations of migration, broadly defined. While our initial membership focused on building a network of researchers based in Canada, we would like to link with related international initiatives and individuals. We currently exist as a virtual working group with over 100 members.


Core faculty members

  • Christina Clark-Kazak
    Associate Professor, Department of International Studies, Glendon College, York University
  • Don Dippo
    Professor, Faculty of Education, York University
  • Luann Good Gingrich
    Associate Professor, School of Social Work, York University
  • Michaela Hynie
    Associate Director, York Institute for Health Research;
    Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, York University\
  • Ranu Basu
    Associate Professor, Department of Geography, York University
  • Marcela Duran
    Community Field Experience Coordinator & Course Director, Faculty of Education, York University
  • Madine Vanderplaat
    Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology;
    Associate Dean of Arts, Saint Mary’s University
  • Aida Orgocka
    Project Manager, Borderless Higher Education for Refugees (BHER) Project, Centre for Refugee Studies, York University
  • Lori Wilkinson
    Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Manitoba
  • Vappu Tyskkä
    Professor, Department of Sociology, Ryerson University

Core student members

  • Wesley Oakes
    PhD candidate, Department of Social Anthropology, York University
  • Johanna Reynolds
    PhD candidate, Department of Geography, York University

Research Project 1: Age and Generation in Migration Contexts in Canada

Research Project 2: Independent Child Migration

PhD Student Research

Related Research

Publications and Research Resources

  • Edited volume – Clark-Kazak, Christina, & Orgocka, Aida (Eds.). (2012). Independent child migration: Insights into age, agency and family decision-making. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development series. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Special issue of Canadian Journal of Ethnic Studies – Clark-Kazak, Christina (Ed.), Age and generation in migration contexts in Canada: Practice and policy implications (2013)[]

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