Sara Cumming, Sheridan College

sara2Name: Sara Cumming

Position: Professor of Sociology

Affiliation: Sheridan College

Educational Background:
B.A. honours sociology, Brock University;
M.A. social justice and equity studies, Brock University;
PhD sociology (social inequality stream), University of Waterloo

 

Professional Background and Affiliations: 
Taught Intro to sociology at University of Waterloo from 2008-2012; Taught Intro to sociology, gender, social policy, sociology of families, qualitative methods, social inequality at Brock University 2006-2013

Contact Information: sara.cumming@sheridanc.ca

What are your main research interests?
Social inequality with a focus on gender and social policy.  My work mainly focuses on lone mothers’ experiences with government policies such as Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support Program, Subsidized Housing, Subsidized Childcare and Ontario Student Assistance Program.

What interesting research findings have emerged from your work? Despite efforts to reform policy to facilitate lone mothers’ transitions into the workforce the current social assistance framework effectively excludes lone mothers from successful participation in programming.

 

This entry was posted in Member Profiles. Bookmark the permalink.