Dr. Margaret Walton- Roberts Print E-mail

Margaret Walton Roberts is an associate professor in the Geography and Environmental studies department at Wilfrid Laurier University Ontario, director of the International Migration Research Centre and affiliated with the Balsillie School of International Affairs. Her research focus is gender and migration, with a particular lens on Canada-India transnational networks. Her Indian related research can be grouped into the following areas: gendered migration within transnational contexts including the phenomena of India-Canada transnational marriages, immigrant settlement in smaller towns and cities, and skilled emigration from different regions in India; In terms of transnational networks she has published a number of articles highlighting the role of immigration and remittances in transnational community formation and maintenance including work on health philanthropy, remittance-led village projects in Punjab; and this leads into an interest in the changing role of diasporas and development, especially in terms of the Indian state's engagement with its diaspora population. Currently she has a SSHRC funded project examining "India's changing role in the Global Nurse Care Chain" with a focus on Kerala and Punjab.

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Published Book:

  • Cultural Geography: Environments, Landscapes, Identities, Inequalities. By William Norton and M. Walton-Roberts, Third edition, contract signed with Oxford University Press.
Recent Publications:
  • Walton-Roberts, M (forthcoming) "Immigration, the university, and the welcoming second tier city", Journal of International Migration Research
  • Walton-Roberts, M. (forthcoming) "Contextualizing the global nurse care chain: International migration and the status of nursing in south India" Global Networks
  • Walton-Roberts, M (2011) "Relocating the Sikh Subject: Sikh Veterans and the Royal Canadian Legion" Sikh Formations, 7, 2:195-210
  • Walton-Roberts, M. (2011) "Indo-Canadian transnationality and discourses of regional (dis)advantage." Global Networks 11,2: 203-221
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 June 2013 11:48