Visiting Research Associate

Academic Profile

Carmen Teeple Hopkins completed her PhD in Geography and Planning at the University of Toronto. She has an MA in Sociology from York University and a BA (Honours) in Post/Colonial Studies: Theory, Gender and Globalization, an interdisciplinary self-design program at the University of Toronto.

Carmen is a feminist geographer whose research examines precariously employed women in Quebec and France from the perspective of labour geography, antiracist feminist political economy and critical urban studies. Her research interests include social reproduction, transnationalism, feminist legal studies, comparative public policy, neoliberalism, imperialism, secularism, gentrification and analyses of gender, race, class, ability and sexuality.

Her PhD research, "Precarious Work in Montreal: Women, Urban Space and Time" was supported by a Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and by an Ontario Graduate Scholarship. She is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Geography and the Environment, funded by the Fonds de Recherche du Québec - Société et Culture (FRQSC).

Current Research

Carmen's current FRQSC-funded research project is entitled, "Veiled Muslim Women: The new face of precarious employment? A feminist economic geography of Montréal and Paris." This comparative research seeks to understand the impact of public policy debates around laïcité (secularism) on anti-veiling laws from an employment angle by analyzing the industries in which veiled Muslim women tend to work in Montréal and Paris.



Publications are those that were listed on the old website. Publications database integration forthcoming.
Peer-reviewed journals