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Dr Patrizia Albanese


Associate Dean, Research & Graduate Studies; (full) Professor of Sociology, Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada



Dr. Patrizia Albanese is Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Arts at Toronto Metropolitan University (former Ryerson University); full professor in the Department of Sociology and a past chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. She was Chair of the Ryerson University Research Ethics Board, Interim Chair of Criminology, and Interim Graduate Director of the PhD in Policy Studies. She is co-leading the local organizing committee of the International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP6) hosted at Toronto Metropolitan University in June 2023. She is the recipient of the 2018 Canadian Sociological Association (CSA) Outstanding Contribution to the Discipline of Sociology in Canada Award, the 2019 CSA Outstanding Service Award and the 2018 Faculty of Arts Dean’s Service Award. She is doing research and publishing in the area of policies affecting children, youth, women and families, including past research on the well-being of youth in Canadian Forces families, on child care policies, child poverty, and on how care is conceptualized in Canadian family policies.



2022 Albanese, P. (ed). Canadian families (5th ed). Oxford University Press.

2020 Albanese, P. Children in Canada Today (3rd ed). Oxford University Press. 2

018 Chen, Xiaobei, Raby, R. and Albanese, P. (eds). Sociology of Child & Youth in Canada. Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press


2022 Jean-Pierre, J., V. Watts, C.E. James, P. Albanese, X. Chen, M. Graydon (eds). Reading Sociology: Unsettling a Settler Colonial Project). Oxford University Press.

2022 Tepperman, L & P. Albanese. Making Sense: A Student’s Guide to Research and Writing – Social Sciences, 8th ed. Oxford University Press.

2023 Urban Childhood and Youth; Sociological Studies of Children and Youth/SSCY Guest editors: R. Berman, X. Chen, P. Albanese


Policies affecting children, youth, women and fmailies; research methods; research ethics
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