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Rizk Jessica, PhD Student

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Jessica Rizk

PhD Student

Graduate Students
Department of Sociology

Area(s) of Interest:


Ph.D. Sociology. In Progress. McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
Committee: Scott Davies (Supervisor), Melanie Heath, Neil McLaughlin

Comprehensive Exams:

Sociology of Education (May 2014)
Sociology of Gender (March 2015)

M.Ed. 2013. York University, Toronto, ON
Committee: Alison Griffith (Advisor), Didi Khayatt, Jennifer Jenson

Thesis: "Early literacy begins with...whom? An exploration of mothering work as a component in students' educational success"

B.Ed. Primary/Junior Divisions. 2011. York University, Toronto, ON

B.A. (Honours) Sociology/Psychology. 2011. York University, Toronto, ON


Research and Teaching Experience 

Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Sociological Theory, (2S06E), McMaster University, Hamilton, On, 2014- Present

Research Assistant, Dr. Scott Davies & Dr. Janice Aurini. (The Ontario Summer Literacy Learning Project). Hamilton, ON, July-August, 2014 

Teaching Assistant, Sociology of Gender, (2Q06E), McMaster University, Hamilton, On, 2013-2014 

Research Assistant, Dr. Joy Manette & Dr. Nombuso Dlamini (Cultural Interpreter Project), York University, Toronto, ON, 2012-2013

Graduate Assistant for Dr. Chloë Brushwood, York University, Toronto, ON, 2011- 2012


Research Interests 

Social Inequality