Dr. Adam Perry earned his doctorate in Adult Education and Community Development from the University of Toronto in 2015. Prior to his appointment at St. FX Adam completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) at McGill University (2015-2017) and a subsequent Postdoctoral Fellowship at McMaster University (2017-2018).
His interests include immigration and learning in the global economy; work, learning and social change, qualitative research design; arts-based approaches to community development and research; and social justice education.
Adam’s research has primarily been focused on the lived experiences of temporary foreign workers in Canada.
Adam is currently co-investigator on three SSHRC research projects. The first, entitled Closing the Employment Standards Enforcement Gap, is a large-scale collaborative research initiative that seeks to inform effective employment standards enforcement in Ontario. The second, entitled Transforming Stories, Driving Change is a partnership development project that utilizes performance as a research strategy to expose mechanisms of social marginalization that prevent particular groups from being understood as agents of change. The third is the On the Move SSHRC Partnership Project, an interdisciplinary initiative that examines the consequences of travel for work on families and communities internationally. You can read an interview with Adam regarding his research on this project here.
Adam is also the founding co-artistic director of In Forma Theatre, a community-based arts collective in Toronto.
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