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Vappu Tyyskä

Tyyskä, Vappu (Emerita)

Title:

Professor

Education:

B.A. (University of Toronto, 1982), M.A. (University of Toronto, 1985), Ph.D (University of Toronto, Sociology, 1993)

Email Address:

vtyyska@ryerson.ca

Department:

Sociology

Research Interests:

Immigrant Families; Gender; Youth; Social Policy

My research includes projects on immigrant youth and intergenerational relations; immigrant women; family violence (intimate partner violence, child abuse, elder abuse) in immigrant communities; and immigrant women and English language proficiency. I am currently working on projects that address intersections between social policy and immigration policy.

Teaching Interests

Families; Gender; Youth; Immigration; Social Policy

Courses Taught:

SOC 500:  Youth and Society

SOC 474:  Immigration, Minorities and Citizenship

ISS 8927:  Immigrant Families and Intergenerational Relations

PD 9103:  Social Policy

Professional Affiliations:

Member, Canadian Sociological Association, and International Sociological Association. Member, Advisory Committee of Ryerson Centre on Immigration and Settlement.

Selected Publications & Presentations:

2015 With Nichols, L.J. Immigrant women in Canada and the United States. In Bauder, H., & J. Shields. Immigration, Integration, and the Settlement Experience in North America. Toronto: Canadian Scholars' Press. Forthcoming.
2014 With J. Côté, J. Towards a non-Normative Youth Studies? A Framework for a Critical Conversation Between Psychologies and Sociologies of Young People. In Kamp, A., & P. Kelly, eds. Critical Youth Studies in the 21st Century. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill.
2014 Youth and Society. Long and Winding Road. 3rd ed. Toronto: Canadian Scholars' Press
2014 With Nichols, L.J. Immigrant women in Canada and the United States. In Bauder, H., & J. Shields. Immigration, Integration, and the Settlement Experience in North America. Toronto: Canadian Scholars' Press. Forthcoming.
2014 With J. Côté, J. Towards a non-Normative Youth Studies? A Framework for a Critical Conversation Between Psychologies and Sociologies of Young People. In Kamp, A., & P. Kelly, eds. Critical Youth Studies in the 21st Century. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill. Forthcoming.
2013 With S. Saran. Family Violence. 2013. Canadian Collection. McCraw-HillCreate electronic database. Toronto: McCraw-Hill Ryerson Limited.
2013 Communication Brokering in Immigrant Families: Avenues for New Research. In S. S.Chuang & C. S. Tamis-LeMonda (Eds.), Gender roles in immigrant families(pp.103-116). New York: Springer Science+Business Media.
2012 With Atsuko Matsuoka et al. Prevention of Abuse of Older Women in the Post-Migration Context in Canada. Canadian Journal of Social Policy. 2012/2013 (68-69): 106-120.
2012 With Du Mont, J., Hyman, I., O’Brien, K., White, M., Odette, F. Factors associated with intimate partner violence by a former partner by immigration status and length of residence in Canada. Annals of Epidemiology, 22(11): 772-7.
2012 Tyyskä, V., Dinshaw, F., Redmond, C. & Gomes, F." 'Where we have come and are now trapped': Views of Victims and Service Providers on Abuse of Older Adults in Tamil and Punjabi Families. Canadian Ethnic Studies, 44(3): 59-78.
2011 With Berman, R.C. A Critical Reflection on the Use of Translators/interpreters in a Qualitative Cross-language Research Project. International Journal of Qualitative Methods. 10(2).
2010 Immigrant and racialized families. A. Duffy & N. Mandell, eds. Canadian Families: Diversity, Conflict and Change. 4th ed. Toronto: Nelson.
2009 Families and violence in Punjabi and Tamil communities in Toronto. CERIS Working Paper No. 74. Toronto: CERIS – The Ontario Metropolis Centre.http://ceris.metropolis.net/Virtual%20Library/WKPP%20List/WKPP2009/CWP74.pdf
2009 With Guruge, S., Berman, R., Kilbride, K. M., Woungang, I., Edwards., S., Clune, L. Implications of English Proficiency on the Access and Utilization of Health Services by Immigrant Women. Women’s Health and Urban Life: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal, 8(2) 21-41
2008 'That’s Family Love': Gender and Division of Work Among Teens in Sri Lankan Tamil Families. C. Kanaganayakam, R. Cheran, & D. Ambalavanar, eds. New demarcations: Essays in Tamil studies. Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press.
2008 Parents and Teens in Immigrant Families. Cultural Influences and Material Pressures. Canadian Diversity / Diversité canadienne, Spring, 6(2).http://canada.metropolis.net/pdfs/Pgs_can_diversity_parents_spring08_e.pdf
2007 Action and Analysis. Readings in Sociology of Gender. Toronto: Thomson/Nelson.
2007 Immigrant Families in sociology. J.E. Lansford, K. Deater-Deckard & M.H. Bornstein, eds. Immigrant Families: Multidisciplinary Views on the 21st Century.New York: Guilford Press