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Amber Gazso

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Department of Sociology

Associate Professor

Office: Vari Hall, 2082
Phone: (416)736-2100 Ext: 77987
Email: agazso@yorku.ca
Primary website: http://www.agazso.info.yorku.ca


My main areas of research are: citizenship; sociology of the family and intimate relations; sociology of gender; poverty; social policy; and research methods. *This profile contains only select information for the past six years (2012-2018).For more detailed information, please see my website.*

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Degrees

Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Alberta
M.A. in Sociology, Western University
B.A. in Criminal Justice (Minor in Sociology), University of Fraser Valley

Professional Leadership

Professional Associations:

Canadian Sociology Association
International Sociological Association

Research Interests

Gender Issues , Poverty, Family and Intimate Relations, Research Methods, Social Policy, Sociology

Current Research Projects

Income Inequality in Mid-Life, Looking Toward the Later Years: A Canada/U.S. Longitudinal Comparison

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    Role: Co- investigator

    Start Date:
      Month: Sep   Year: 2010

    End Date:
      Month: Sep   Year: 2014

Managing Poverty Intergenerationally in Diverse Families: Piecing Together a Network of Social Support

    See more
    Role: Principal

    Start Date:
      Month: Sep   Year: 2008

    End Date:
      Month: Sep   Year: 2012

Exploring the Welfare-to-Work Experiences of Ontario Works’ Recipients Living with Addiction

    See more
Myth or Reality? Interrogating the Intergenerational Welfare Dependency Hypothesis in Ontario, Canada

    See more
Books

Publication
Year

Bischoping, Katherine and Amber Gazso. 2016. Analyzing Talk in the Social Sciences: Conversation, Discourse, and Narrative Strategies. London: Sage.

2016

Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Gazso, Amber. 2016. “Low Income Lone Mothers and “Home”: The Importance of Social Relations.” In Sociology of Home, edited by G. Anderson, L. Suski, and J. Moore. Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press.

2016

Gazso, Amber. 2016. “Mothers’ Maintenance of Families through Market and Family Care Relations. ” In Feminist Issues: Race, Class, and Sexuality, 6th edition, edited by Nancy Mandell and Jennifer Johnson. Toronto: Pearson/Prentice Hall. (significant revision of 2009 chapter)

2016

Gazso, Amber. 2015. “Gendering Social Assistance Reform. In Welfare Reform in Canada: Provincial Social Assistance in Comparative Perspective, edited by Daniel Béland and Pierre-Marc Daigneault. Toronto: Oxford University Press.

2015

Gazso, Amber. 2014. “Parenting Young Children: Decisions and Realities.” In Canadian Families Today: New Perspectives, 3rd edition, edited by Patrizia Albanese and David Cheal. Toronto: Oxford University Press.

2014

Scobie, Olivia and Amber Gazso. 2013. “‘It was easier to say I didn’t have kids’: Mothering, Incarceration, and Relationships with Social and Criminal Justice Policies.” In Incarcerated Mothers: Oppression and Resistance. Toronto: Demeter Press.

2013

Book Reviews

Publication
Year

Gazso, Amber. 2014. [Book review of Marjorie Griffin Cohen and Jane Pulkingham, editors, Public Policy for Women: The State, Income Security, and Labour Market Issues.] Basic Income Studies, 8(2), 5 pgs.

2014

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Webb, Jason, and Amber Gazso. 2017. “Being Homeless and Becoming Housed: The Interplay of Fateful Moments and Social Support in Neo-liberal Context.” Studies in Social Justice 11(1): 65-85.

2017

McDaniel, Susan, Amber Gazso, and Karen Duncan. 2016. “Relative Prospects of Children as they Age: Canadians and Americans in Mid-Life in the Great Recession Frame Future Generations.” Journal of Aging Studies 37: 69-80

2016

Gazso, Amber, Susan McDaniel and Ingrid Waldron. 2016. “Networks of Social Support to Manage Poverty: More Changeable than Durable.” Journal of Poverty 20(4): 441-463.

2016

Gazso, Amber and Susan McDaniel. 2015. “Families by Choice and the Management of Low Income through Social Supports.” Journal of Family Issues 36(3), 371-395.

2015

McDaniel, Susan and Amber Gazso. 2014. “The Liminality of Aging Families by Choice in Low Income.” Canadian Journal of Aging. 33(4): 1-13.

2014

McDaniel, Susan A., and Amber M. Gazso. 2013. “Income Inequality and Health Trajectories from Mid to Later Life: Are Canadian and American Differences Widening?” International Journal of Canadian Studies 47, 87-99.

2013

Ricciardelli, Rosemary, and Amber Gazso. 2013. “Investigating Risk Perception among Corrections Officers in Canadian Provincial Jails.” Qualitative Sociological Review, 9 (3): 96-120.

2013

McDaniel, Susan A., Amber Gazso, Hugh McCague, and Ryan Barnhart. 2013. “Les disparités en matière de santé au fil du vieillissement: une comparaison du parcours de vie des premiers baby-boomers et des pré-baby-boomers au Canada” (Health Disparities as We Age: A Life Course Comparison of Canadian Early Boomers with Pre-Boomers) Sociologie et Societies, XLV(1): 1-24.

2013

McDaniel, Susan, Gazso, Amber and Seonggee Um. 2013. “Generationing Relations in Challenging Times: Americans and Canadians in Mid-Life in the Great Recession.” Current Sociology, 61, 301-321.

2013

Gazso, Amber. 2012. “Moral Codes of Mothering and the Introduction of Welfare-to-Work in Ontario.” Canadian Review of Sociology 49(1): 26-49.

2012

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

Gazso, Amber. 2017. Living with Addiction on Ontario Works Benefits: Neo-liberal Contradictions and Policy Implications. Paper presented at the CSA Meetings, June, Toronto.

2017

Webb, Jason, and Amber Gazso. 2016. Being Homeless and Becoming Housed in a Neo-liberal Policy Context: The Interplay of Fateful Moments and Social Support. Paper presented at The Qualitatives Conference. May, St. Catherine’s.

2016

McDaniel, Susan, Amber Gazso, and Karen Duncan. 2015. “Relative Prospects of Children as they Age: Canadians and Americans in Mid-Life in the Great Recession Frame Future Generations.” Paper presented at the Aging Families, Changing Families: An International Conference, RC11 Meetings, June, Syracuse.

2015

Bischoping, Katherine, and Amber Gazso. 2015. “Awkward Moments: Four Case Studies in Reflexivity and Positioning.” Paper presented at the EQRC Conference, February, Las Vegas.

2015

McDaniel, Susan, Amber Gazso, and Karen Duncan. 2015. “Pressed and Stretched from Mid Life to Later Life: The Coming Clashes.” Paper presented at the Individualisation, Internationalisation and Family Policy Conference, RC6 Meetings, August, Dublin.

2015

McDaniel, Susan, Adebiyi Germain Boco, Amber Gazso and Karen Duncan. 2014. “Perceived financial well-being of Canadians in Mid to Later Life: a longitudinal and multi-method analysis.” Paper presented at the RDC Conference, October, Winnipeg.

2014

McDaniel, Susan, Amber Gazso, and Adébiyi Germain Boco. 2014. “Does Income Inequality at the Community, State/Province and Country level Affect Overall Well-Being Moving from Mid-Life to the Older Years? A Longitudinal Canada/ U.S. Comparison.” Paper presented at the QICSS International Conference: Social Policy and Health Inequalities, May, Montreal.

2014

Gazso, Amber, and Susan McDaniel. 2013. “Families and Familism: Contested Signifiers of Social Citizenship.” Paper presented at the International Sociological Association, Research Committee (RC 19) on Poverty, Social Welfare and Social Policy Conference, August. Budapest, Hungary.

2013

McDaniel, Susan and Amber Gazso. 2013. “The Liminality of Aging Families by Choice in Low Income.” International Symposium on Aging Families, June, Victoria.

2013

Gazso, Amber, and Susan McDaniel. 2013. “When Support Networks among Intimate Relations Hinder.” Paper presented at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Canadian Sociological Meetings, June, Victoria.

2013

McDaniel, Susan, Amber Gazso, Hugh McCague, Ryan Barnhart and Seong-gee Um. 2013. “Ageing and Intergenerational Relations: A Life Course Comparison of Canadians and Americans in Mid-Life.” Paper presented at the Demographic and Institutional Change in Families, International Sociology Association Meetings, RC06, March, Taipei, Taiwan.

2013

McDaniel, Susan, Amber Gazso and Seong-gee Um. 2012. “Applying the Theory of Linked Lives Across Three Generations in the Great Recession.” Paper presented at the International Perspectives on Family Structures and Child Well-being Conference, December, Montreal.

2012

Ricciardelli, Rose and Amber Gazso. 2012. “Investigating Risk Perception among Corrections Officers with Experience Handling Inmates in Canadian Provincial Jails.” Paper presented at the 2012 Qualitative Analysis Conference, June, St. John’s.

2012

Gazso, Amber, McDaniel, Susan and Ingrid Waldron. 2012. “Piecing Together Networks of Support in Diverse Low Income Families: Life Course Challenges, Choices, and Consequences.” Paper presented at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Canadian Sociological Meetings, June, Waterloo.

2012

Gazso, Amber. 2010. “Managing Low Income in Toronto: A Preliminary Analysis of Mothers’ Support Networks.” Paper presented at the Sharing Research on Gender, Social Policy and Collective Action Conference, April, Toronto.

2010


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2019 AP/SOCI1010 6.0 C Introduction to Sociology LECT
Fall/Winter 2019 AP/SOCI3660 6.0 A Families and Social Change LECT


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2019 AP/SOCI3660 6.0 A Families and Social Change LECT
Fall/Winter 2019 AP/SOCI1010 6.0 C Introduction to Sociology LECT


My main areas of research are: citizenship; sociology of the family and intimate relations; sociology of gender; poverty; social policy; and research methods. *This profile contains only select information for the past six years (2012-2018).For more detailed information, please see my website.*

Degrees

Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Alberta
M.A. in Sociology, Western University
B.A. in Criminal Justice (Minor in Sociology), University of Fraser Valley

Professional Leadership

Professional Associations:

Canadian Sociology Association
International Sociological Association

Research Interests

Gender Issues , Poverty, Family and Intimate Relations, Research Methods, Social Policy, Sociology

Current Research Projects

Income Inequality in Mid-Life, Looking Toward the Later Years: A Canada/U.S. Longitudinal Comparison

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: Co- investigator

    Start Date:
      Month: Sep   Year: 2010

    End Date:
      Month: Sep   Year: 2014

Managing Poverty Intergenerationally in Diverse Families: Piecing Together a Network of Social Support

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: Principal

    Start Date:
      Month: Sep   Year: 2008

    End Date:
      Month: Sep   Year: 2012

Exploring the Welfare-to-Work Experiences of Ontario Works’ Recipients Living with Addiction

    Project Type: Funded
Myth or Reality? Interrogating the Intergenerational Welfare Dependency Hypothesis in Ontario, Canada

    Project Type: Self-Funded

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Gazso, Amber. 2016. “Low Income Lone Mothers and “Home”: The Importance of Social Relations.” In Sociology of Home, edited by G. Anderson, L. Suski, and J. Moore. Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press.

2016

Gazso, Amber. 2016. “Mothers’ Maintenance of Families through Market and Family Care Relations. ” In Feminist Issues: Race, Class, and Sexuality, 6th edition, edited by Nancy Mandell and Jennifer Johnson. Toronto: Pearson/Prentice Hall. (significant revision of 2009 chapter)

2016

Gazso, Amber. 2015. “Gendering Social Assistance Reform. In Welfare Reform in Canada: Provincial Social Assistance in Comparative Perspective, edited by Daniel Béland and Pierre-Marc Daigneault. Toronto: Oxford University Press.

2015

Gazso, Amber. 2014. “Parenting Young Children: Decisions and Realities.” In Canadian Families Today: New Perspectives, 3rd edition, edited by Patrizia Albanese and David Cheal. Toronto: Oxford University Press.

2014

Scobie, Olivia and Amber Gazso. 2013. “‘It was easier to say I didn’t have kids’: Mothering, Incarceration, and Relationships with Social and Criminal Justice Policies.” In Incarcerated Mothers: Oppression and Resistance. Toronto: Demeter Press.

2013

Book Reviews

Publication
Year

Gazso, Amber. 2014. [Book review of Marjorie Griffin Cohen and Jane Pulkingham, editors, Public Policy for Women: The State, Income Security, and Labour Market Issues.] Basic Income Studies, 8(2), 5 pgs.

2014

Books

Publication
Year

Bischoping, Katherine and Amber Gazso. 2016. Analyzing Talk in the Social Sciences: Conversation, Discourse, and Narrative Strategies. London: Sage.

2016

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Webb, Jason, and Amber Gazso. 2017. “Being Homeless and Becoming Housed: The Interplay of Fateful Moments and Social Support in Neo-liberal Context.” Studies in Social Justice 11(1): 65-85.

2017

McDaniel, Susan, Amber Gazso, and Karen Duncan. 2016. “Relative Prospects of Children as they Age: Canadians and Americans in Mid-Life in the Great Recession Frame Future Generations.” Journal of Aging Studies 37: 69-80

2016

Gazso, Amber, Susan McDaniel and Ingrid Waldron. 2016. “Networks of Social Support to Manage Poverty: More Changeable than Durable.” Journal of Poverty 20(4): 441-463.

2016

Gazso, Amber and Susan McDaniel. 2015. “Families by Choice and the Management of Low Income through Social Supports.” Journal of Family Issues 36(3), 371-395.

2015

McDaniel, Susan and Amber Gazso. 2014. “The Liminality of Aging Families by Choice in Low Income.” Canadian Journal of Aging. 33(4): 1-13.

2014

McDaniel, Susan A., and Amber M. Gazso. 2013. “Income Inequality and Health Trajectories from Mid to Later Life: Are Canadian and American Differences Widening?” International Journal of Canadian Studies 47, 87-99.

2013

Ricciardelli, Rosemary, and Amber Gazso. 2013. “Investigating Risk Perception among Corrections Officers in Canadian Provincial Jails.” Qualitative Sociological Review, 9 (3): 96-120.

2013

McDaniel, Susan A., Amber Gazso, Hugh McCague, and Ryan Barnhart. 2013. “Les disparités en matière de santé au fil du vieillissement: une comparaison du parcours de vie des premiers baby-boomers et des pré-baby-boomers au Canada” (Health Disparities as We Age: A Life Course Comparison of Canadian Early Boomers with Pre-Boomers) Sociologie et Societies, XLV(1): 1-24.

2013

McDaniel, Susan, Gazso, Amber and Seonggee Um. 2013. “Generationing Relations in Challenging Times: Americans and Canadians in Mid-Life in the Great Recession.” Current Sociology, 61, 301-321.

2013

Gazso, Amber. 2012. “Moral Codes of Mothering and the Introduction of Welfare-to-Work in Ontario.” Canadian Review of Sociology 49(1): 26-49.

2012

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

Gazso, Amber. 2017. Living with Addiction on Ontario Works Benefits: Neo-liberal Contradictions and Policy Implications. Paper presented at the CSA Meetings, June, Toronto.

2017

Webb, Jason, and Amber Gazso. 2016. Being Homeless and Becoming Housed in a Neo-liberal Policy Context: The Interplay of Fateful Moments and Social Support. Paper presented at The Qualitatives Conference. May, St. Catherine’s.

2016

McDaniel, Susan, Amber Gazso, and Karen Duncan. 2015. “Relative Prospects of Children as they Age: Canadians and Americans in Mid-Life in the Great Recession Frame Future Generations.” Paper presented at the Aging Families, Changing Families: An International Conference, RC11 Meetings, June, Syracuse.

2015

Bischoping, Katherine, and Amber Gazso. 2015. “Awkward Moments: Four Case Studies in Reflexivity and Positioning.” Paper presented at the EQRC Conference, February, Las Vegas.

2015

McDaniel, Susan, Amber Gazso, and Karen Duncan. 2015. “Pressed and Stretched from Mid Life to Later Life: The Coming Clashes.” Paper presented at the Individualisation, Internationalisation and Family Policy Conference, RC6 Meetings, August, Dublin.

2015

McDaniel, Susan, Adebiyi Germain Boco, Amber Gazso and Karen Duncan. 2014. “Perceived financial well-being of Canadians in Mid to Later Life: a longitudinal and multi-method analysis.” Paper presented at the RDC Conference, October, Winnipeg.

2014

McDaniel, Susan, Amber Gazso, and Adébiyi Germain Boco. 2014. “Does Income Inequality at the Community, State/Province and Country level Affect Overall Well-Being Moving from Mid-Life to the Older Years? A Longitudinal Canada/ U.S. Comparison.” Paper presented at the QICSS International Conference: Social Policy and Health Inequalities, May, Montreal.

2014

Gazso, Amber, and Susan McDaniel. 2013. “Families and Familism: Contested Signifiers of Social Citizenship.” Paper presented at the International Sociological Association, Research Committee (RC 19) on Poverty, Social Welfare and Social Policy Conference, August. Budapest, Hungary.

2013

McDaniel, Susan and Amber Gazso. 2013. “The Liminality of Aging Families by Choice in Low Income.” International Symposium on Aging Families, June, Victoria.

2013

Gazso, Amber, and Susan McDaniel. 2013. “When Support Networks among Intimate Relations Hinder.” Paper presented at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Canadian Sociological Meetings, June, Victoria.

2013

McDaniel, Susan, Amber Gazso, Hugh McCague, Ryan Barnhart and Seong-gee Um. 2013. “Ageing and Intergenerational Relations: A Life Course Comparison of Canadians and Americans in Mid-Life.” Paper presented at the Demographic and Institutional Change in Families, International Sociology Association Meetings, RC06, March, Taipei, Taiwan.

2013

McDaniel, Susan, Amber Gazso and Seong-gee Um. 2012. “Applying the Theory of Linked Lives Across Three Generations in the Great Recession.” Paper presented at the International Perspectives on Family Structures and Child Well-being Conference, December, Montreal.

2012

Ricciardelli, Rose and Amber Gazso. 2012. “Investigating Risk Perception among Corrections Officers with Experience Handling Inmates in Canadian Provincial Jails.” Paper presented at the 2012 Qualitative Analysis Conference, June, St. John’s.

2012

Gazso, Amber, McDaniel, Susan and Ingrid Waldron. 2012. “Piecing Together Networks of Support in Diverse Low Income Families: Life Course Challenges, Choices, and Consequences.” Paper presented at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Canadian Sociological Meetings, June, Waterloo.

2012

Gazso, Amber. 2010. “Managing Low Income in Toronto: A Preliminary Analysis of Mothers’ Support Networks.” Paper presented at the Sharing Research on Gender, Social Policy and Collective Action Conference, April, Toronto.

2010


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2019 AP/SOCI1010 6.0 C Introduction to Sociology LECT
Fall/Winter 2019 AP/SOCI3660 6.0 A Families and Social Change LECT


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2019 AP/SOCI3660 6.0 A Families and Social Change LECT
Fall/Winter 2019 AP/SOCI1010 6.0 C Introduction to Sociology LECT