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Patrizia Albanese, Professor

TELEPHONE:  416-979-5000 ext 6526


B.A. (King’s College, University of Western Ontario), M.A. (University of Toronto), Ph.D (University of Toronto, Sociology)


Research Methods; Children/Childhood and Youth; Families; Social Policies


SSH 301:  Research Design and Qualitative Methods
SOC 504:  Children & Society


Children & Childhood; Social/Family Policies; Youth; Families

Dr. Albanese is president-elect of the Canadian Sociological Association. She is doing research on the child care needs and arrangements of employed mothers in rural Quebec and Ontario; on the well-being of youth in Canadian Forces families (with Dr. Deborah Harrison, UNB); on how child care is depicted in Canadian newspapers (with Ann Rauhala, School of Journalism, Ryerson U.); on the intergenerational transmission of problem gambling (with Dr. Lorne Tepperman, U of T); and on immigrant children (with Dr. Morley Beiser, Psychology, Ryerson U). She was interim chair of the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology (2011-2012), and currently sits on Ryerson’s Research Ethics Board.


2010 Eichler, M., P. Albanese, S. Ferguson, N. Hyndman, L. Liu, A. Matthews. More Than it Seems: Household Work and Lifelong Learning. Canadian Scholars/Women’s Press.
2010 Albanese, P. Child Poverty in Canada. Toronto: Oxford University Press.
2010 Albanese, P. “Introduction to Canada’s Families: Historical and Recent Variations, Definitions, and Theories’ Cheal, D. (ed). Canadian Families Today: New Perspectives.        Toronto: Oxford University Press (p. 2-26).
2010 Albanese, P. “Children;”  “Childhood;” ”Child Care;” “Child Poverty;” “Discipline of Children;”  “Nationalism and Motherhood;” “Preschool Children;”  and “Poverty and Mothering,”  Encyclopedia of Motherhood, Sage Publications.
2009 Albanese, P. Children in Canada Today. Toronto: Oxford University Press.
2009 Northey, M., L. Tepperman, and P. Albanese. Making Sense: A Student’s Guide to Research and Writing – Social Sciences, 4th ed. Oxford University Press
2009 Albanese, P. “The Missing Child in Canadian Sociology: Is it Time for Change?  Jeunesse: Young   People, Texts, Cultures. 1(2): 136-146.
2009 Albanese, P. “Gender & Sexuality” in Principles of Sociology, Tepperman & Curtis (eds). 2nd ed. Toronto: Oxford University Press (p. 484-512).
2009 Albanese, P. “Ethnicity, Immigration and Family Life” in M. Baker (ed.). Families: Changing Trends in Canada. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson Ltd. (p.130-153).
2009 Albanese, P.  “$7/Day, $7/Hour, 7 Days A Week: Juggling Commutes, Shift Work and Childcare in a Changing (“New”) Economy” in J. Klaehn (eds). Road Blocks To Equality. Toronto: Black Rose Books (p. 26-40).
2008 Tepperman, L., J. Curtis & P. Albanese (eds.). Sociology: A Canadian Perspective, Second Edition. Toronto: Oxford University Press. (Introduction: Tepperman & Albanese, Ch. 17: Sexualities, Albanese).
2007 Eichler, M. & P. Albanese. “What is Household Work? A Critique of Assumptions  Underlying Empirical Studies of Housework and an Alternative Approach” Canadian Journal of Sociology. 32(2): 227-258.
2007 Albanese, P. “(Under)Valuing Care Work: The Case of Child Care Workers in Small-Town Quebec” International Journal of Early Years Education. 15(2): 125-139.
2007 Albanese, P. “Territorializing Motherhood: Motherhood and Reproductive Rights in Nationalist Sentiment and Practice” in Maternal Theory: Essential Readings. A. O’Reilly (ed.). Toronto: Demeter Press (p. 828-835).
2007 Albanese, P. “Introduction to Canada’s Families: Variations in Definitions and Theories” Cheal, D. (ed). Canadian Families Today: New Perspectives. Toronto: Oxford U. Press (p. 2-23).
2007 Albanese, P. “Quebec’s $7day Childcare: Some Preliminary Findings” in L. Tepperman and H. Dickinson (eds.). Reading Sociology: Canadian Perspectives. Toronto: Oxford U. Press (p. 102-104).
2006 Albanese, P. Small Town, Big Benefits: The Ripple Effect of $7/day Child Care. Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology. 43(2): 125-140.
2006 Shapiro, I., P. Albanese & L. Doyle. “What Makes Journalism “Excellent”? Criteria Identified by   Judges in Two Leading Awards Programs. Canadian Journal of Communication. 31(1-22)
2006 Albanese, PMothers of the Nation: Gender, Families and Nationalism in Twentieth Century Europe. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.


President-Elect, Canadian Sociology Association
Interim Director, PhD in Policy Studies, Ryerson University
Member of the Renfrew County Child Poverty Action Network
Member of the Ryerson Research Ethics Board

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