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Crystal Montoya-Gajadhar Sociology MA

Advisory Committee

  • Dr. Elizabeth Quinlan (Supervisor)
  • Dr. Kara Somerville

MA Thesis Topic

Crystal received her BA Honours degree in Sociology (with High Honours) from the University of Saskatchewan. Crystal is a mother, and is employed full-time external to her studies and university endeavours. 

Crystal’s current MA research focuses on the labour force participation of mothers during the COVID-19 pandemic in cross-border communities. Her thesis explores how work is negotiated for mothers in domestic and paid work and how working mothers negotiate their childcare in ever-shifting conditions to maintain participation in the labour force.

Research Interests

Sociology of work, development, immigration and migration, political sociology, social movements, sociological history, religion, social development of emotions, and comedy.