Sociology professor Kerry Preibisch has been named a 2010 recipient of the Cesar E. Chavez Black Eagle Award. She was honoured Nov. 3 during a special dinner in Toronto.
The award was created 11 years ago by the United Food and Commercial Workers Canada, one of Canada’s oldest unions to recognize people who are working to promote justice in Canada’s agriculture industry. Recipients are named in several different fields, including labour, politics, culture, internationalism and academia.
Preibisch studies gender and migration, international labour migration, global agri-food systems, and immigration issues in rural Canada. Much of her research focuses on international labour migration and issues facing food industry workers. In particular, her work on temporary foreign workers has been cited for contributing to the growing discussion about the needs and concerns surrounding this vulnerable workforce.
Her research has appeared in numerous journals, including International Migration Review, International Migration, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Canadian Review of Sociology, Canadian Woman Studies, Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Human Organization, and the Journal of International Development.