About Rachel Meiorin


I am a PhD student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto. I earned a Master of Arts in Sociology from the University of Toronto and Honours Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Outside of work and study I enjoy spending time at my cottage in Haliburton, Ontario and hanging out with my Hungarian Vizsla, Mia.



My research investigates the causes and consequences of inter- and intra-generational socioeconomic attainment and how neighbourhood social contexts affect these processes. I am the recipient of the Canada Graduate Scholarship (Doctoral), funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada.


For my dissertation, I am collecting quantitative data in a 25-year follow-up of 888 children interviewed in the Toronto Family Study between 1993-1996. The goal is to assess the effects of family environments, including gender norms in the household, on a range of life outcomes in adulthood, including current educational, job, and income status, the history of relationships, cohabitations, and marriages, health and emotional well-being.

Other recent research endeavors involve examining how neighbourhood factors affect stress trajectories in the COVID-19 pandemic. I am also involved in research on the impact of past residential contexts on socioeconomic achievements in later life.

My previous research has focused on the impact of ADHD on educational attainment and the school-to-work transitions of postsecondary graduates of co-op programs. I have also investigated the consequences of economic stress on subjective social status and well-being.

Teaching Experience

I am a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Sociology. Past and current courses include Intermediate Quantitative Methods, Social Stratification, Class & Status Mobility, and Population Health.

At Wilfrid Laurier University I held various teaching assistantships for introductory-level sociology courses.

Professional Experience

I spent the summer months from 2014 to 2018 employed at Euro Vinyl Windows & Doors, beginning as a Marketing Associate, then Co-op Program Coordinator, and eventually Human Resource Manager.