2018 – 2022 CESA Executive

Evangelia Tastsoglou

Evangelia Tastsoglou


Saint Mary’s University

Evangelia Tastsoglou, PhD, LLM, is Professor of Sociology and Global Development Studies at Saint Mary’s University. Her research engages feminist and intersectional perspectives on women, gender and various aspects of international migration; Canadian immigration and integration; violence, citizenship, transnationalism and diasporas. Her recent coauthored and (co)edited books include: Interrogating Gender, Violence, and the State in National and Transnational Contexts, Current Sociology Monograph Series (Vol. 64:4, July 2016) and Gender-Based Violence in
Migration: Interdisciplinary, Feminist and Intersectional Approaches (Palgrave-Macmillan, forthcoming in 2022). She is currently the principal investigator of a 4-member Canadian team of the CIHR-funded project
“Violence against Women Migrants and Refugees: Analyzing Causes and Effective Policy Response”, part of an international project funded by the GENDER-NET Plus Cofund. She is also the principal investigator of a SSHRCfunded project on “Gendering Violence and Precarity in Forced Migration: Asylum Seeking Women in the Eastern Mediterranean” and co-PI of an interdisciplinary NFRFE two-year project on “Visual Analytics for TextIntensive Social Science Research on Immigration.” Dr. Tastsoglou has served as president of RC 32 (the Research Committee on Women in Society) of the ISA (2010-2014), elected member of the ISA Research Council (2014-2018), chairperson of the Department of Sociology and Criminology at Saint Mary’s University (2006-2012), and International Development Studies Coordinator (2017-2021). She is the recipient of the Saint Mary’s University President’s Award for Excellence in Research (2021). More information about Evangelia Tastsoglou.




Abdie Kazemipur

Abdie Kazemipur


University of Calgary

Abdie Kazemipur is professor of sociology and Chair of Ethnic Studies at the University of Calgary. Prior to joining the U of C, he was the University Scholar in Social Sciences at the U of Lethbridge and the Stephen Jarislowsly Chair in Culture Change at Memorial. He has also been the founding academic director of Statistics Canada Research Data Centres at Lethbridge and Memorial universities, and is currently the academic director of the University of Calgary RDC. In 2021-22, he served as president of Canadian Sociological Association. His research is on the socio-economic experiences of immigrants in Canada, and the socio-cultural developments in the Middle East. His most recent books include: Sacred as Secular: Secularization under Theocracy in Iran (2022, McGill-Queen’s University Press) and What Went Wrong: The Decline of Community in Iran (2022/in-press, Aghar Publisher). His research has been funded by SSHRC, and his contributions have been recognized through the 2015 John Porter Award by Canadian Sociological Association for his book, The Muslim Question in Canada (2014, UBCP); and the 2018 Researcher Award by Canadian National Metropolis (for his contributions to immigration research in Canada). For more information see his web site: www.abdiekazemipur.com.

Henry P.H. Chow

Henry P.H. Chow

Secretary / Treasurer

University of Regina

Henry Chow is a Professor and Graduate Program Co-ordinator in the Department of Sociology and Social Studies at the University of Regina. Professor Chow obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in 1997. Prior to his appointment at the University of Regina, he taught at the University of Calgary in Alberta (1997-1999) and Trent University in Ontario (1996). From 1999-2011, he served as an adjunct professor in the Department of Sociology at Calgary.

Professor Chow’s primary teaching and research interests are in the areas of immigration and multiculturalism, immigrant and refugee settlement, criminology and criminal justice, social gerontology, the sociology of education, the sociology of religion, quantitative analysis, and survey research methods. His publications appear in  His peer-reviewed publications appear in Alberta Journal of Educational Research, Australian Journal of Environmental Education, Canadian Ethnic Studies, Canadian Journal of Criminology, Canadian Journal of Higher Education, Death Studies, Ethnicity and Health, Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, International Journal of Academic Research in Education, International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences, International Journal of Criminology and Sociological Theory, International Journal of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education, International  Journal of Research in Sociology and Anthropology, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Journal of Identity and Migration Studies, Journal of International Migration and Integration, Journal of Penal Law and Criminology, Journal of Population and Social Studies, Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management, Prairie Forum, Social Indicators Research, and Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal.

Yoko Yoshida

Yoko Yoshida


Dalhousie University

Yoko Yoshida is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Western University in London, Ontario. Prior to joining Western, she worked at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia and was the Academic Director of the Atlantic Research Data Centre (2012-2016). She also served as the Vice-President of the Canadian Population Society (2019-2020). Her research interests primarily focus on the areas of immigration and immigrant’s integration in Canada. Over the years, her research has explored the economic and non-economic contribution of immigrants to Canada and immigration trends in smaller regions in Canada. Her recent research examines the economic outcomes and retention of immigrants in Atlantic Canada and the impacts of pre-landing Canadian experience and immigration policies on those outcomes. She is also a member of the Child and Youth Refugee Research Coalition, analyzing the adulthood transition of refugee and immigrant youth and economic conditions of refugee families. She works closely with academic and non-academic partners across settlement services sectors, promoting data-based policy and program planning through workshops and providing regional data.

Shibao Guo

Shibao Guo


Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary

Dr. Shibao Guo is Professor at the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary. Over the past twenty years as a transnational academic and scholar, Dr. Guo has developed research expertise in the areas of transnational migration, diaspora studies, Chinese immigrants in Canada, ethnic and race relations, and comparative and international education. Dr. Guo’s research has been funded by a number of organizations, including the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada; Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada; Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada; International Organization for Migration; and Education International. He has numerous publications including books, journal articles, and book chapters. His latest books include: Decolonising lifelong learning in the context of transnational migration (Routledge, 2020), Immigration, racial and ethnic studies in 150 years of Canada: Retrospects and prospects (Brill|Sense, 2018). Currently he serves as co-editor of Canadian Ethnic Studies and two book series for Brill|Sense Publishers: Transnational Migration and Education and Spotlight on China. He is also past president of the Comparative and International Education Society of Canada (CIESC).

2018 – 2022 Board of Directors

Dan Cui

University of British Columbia and
University of California, Berkeley

Denise Helly

INRS Centre – Urbanisation Culture Société

Jack Jedwab

Association for Canadian Studies

Mary-Lee Mulholland

Department of Sociology and Anthropology,
Mount Royal University in Calgary

Howard Ramos

Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology,
Dalhousie University

Elke Winter

Department of Sociology,
University of Ottawa

Sherry Yu

Department of Arts, Culture, and Media.
University of Toronto

Past Presidents

Shibao Guo (University of Calgary)

Lloyd L. Wong (University of Calgary)

John C. Lehr (University of Winnipeg)

Tamara Palmer Seiler (University of Calgary)

Michael Lanphier (York University)

Marie McAndrew (Université de Montréal)

Natalia Aponiuk (University of Manitoba)

Alan B. Anderson (University of Saskatchewan)

Nancy W. Jabbra (Loyola Marymount University)

Pierre Anctil (University of Ottawa)

Robert F. Harney (University of Toronto)

Baha Abu-Laban (University of Alberta)

Jorgen Dahlie (University of British Columbia)

Wsevolod W. Isajiw (University of Toronto)

Cornelius Jaenen (University of Ottawa)

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