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StFX adult education professor an invited speaker at international conference in Iceland

May 13th, 2019
Dr. Adam Perry

StFX adult education professor Dr. Adam Perry is recently returned from Iceland where he was invited to present his research at the Mobilities and Transnationalism in the 21st Century conference hosted by the University of Iceland in Reykjavík. Dr. Perry joined the StFX Master of Adult Education program in 2018.

Dr. Perry was joined by his fellow researchers from the On the Move: Employment-related Geographical Mobility in Canada and Beyond, a SSHRC Partnership project based at Memorial University of Newfoundland and led by Professor Barb Neis. Dr. Perry is a co-investigator on this project. 

Dr. Perry’s research examines how processes of informal learning influence the life trajectories and geographical mobility decisions among migrant workers in Canada. For this conference, he was invited to talk about how friendship formation among migrant workers in low-wage jobs, such as jobs in the fish processing and fast-food industries, may provoke forms of inter-relational learning that to a limited extent address a gap in formal adult education assistance, such as English as a Second Language and other immigrant settlement services. 

In the coming months he will be co-editing a Special Issue derived from this panel on the topic of state-managed transnational labour migration. The issue will be published in the journal International Migration on behalf of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations Migration Agency.

 

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