Rachel H. Meiorin

Biography

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.

Research

My research investigates the causes and consequences of inter- and intra-generational socioeconomic mobility and how social contexts affect these processes.

 

Currently, I am 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 for Status Mobility (SOC321) and Population & Society (SOC312) at the University of Toronto. 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.