Brittany is currently completing her PhD in Sociology at the University of Waterloo. Her Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)-funded dissertation research is focused on the educational and labour market aspirations and outcomes of recent graduates, with a specific focus on graduate education. In particular, her research examines changes in the nature of graduate education in the knowledge-based economy, and on non-academic career trajectories. Brittany’s research is mixed-methods in nature. She relies heavily on quantitative methods (e.g. multi-level modelling, multinomial logistic regression) to assess broad trends in educational and occupational outcomes. However, she also employs in-depth interviews to further explore respondents’ experiences. Brittany also serves as editor-in-chief of the Canadian Graduate Journal of Sociology & Criminology (CGJSC), and is the co-chair of the Applied Sociology Cluster for the Canadian Sociological Association (CSA).
Lab Alumnus and PhD Candidate
University of Waterloo