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Brittany Etmanski

Lab Alumnus and PhD Candidate

Brittany EtmanskiBrittany 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).

University of Waterloo