Second-Generation Canadian Muslim Women and their Work Experiences
Awish Aslam, a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Western Ontario, is conducting research on the work experiences of second-generation Canadian Muslim women.
This project is being supervised by Dr. Tracey Adams, (Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology at the University of Western Ontario).
Purpose of the Study:
The purpose of this study is to better understand the work experiences of second-generation Canadian Muslim women both in and outside of the home (including unpaid work as a homemaker and paid work that is performed within the home). We are looking to conduct interviews to uncover the social-structural challenges these women face and to learn about the strategies that some women use to establish successful careers.
If you agree to participate in this study, you will be asked to take part in an audio-recorded interview. If you do not wish to be audio-recorded, you will not be able to participate in this study. You will also be asked to complete a demographic questionnaire that will help provide context to your responses in our analysis. It is anticipated that the entire task will take 60-90 minutes. The task will be conducted in a location of your choice.
You are eligible to participate in this study if you meet all of the inclusion criteria:
- Identify as a Muslim woman,
- Be willing to take part in an audio-recorded interview that will last approx 60 minutes,
- Born to immigrant parents in Canada or arrived in Canada by or before the age of 6,
- Completed a post-secondary program in Canada,
- Are either employed, self-employed, actively searching for paid employment, working inside the home (including work as an unpaid home-maker or paid work inside the home)