Tracey Adams

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Tracey Adams, Professor

PhD, Sociology, University of Toronto

Tracey Adams is a sociologist who specializes in the sociology of work, occupations and professions, and social inequality. Within this broad area, she has two primary areas of research. The first explores work and social inequality, with a focus on gender, in intersection with class and race. This research explores men’s and women’s experiences in male-dominated and female-dominated work environments, and the way in which work (especially professional and high-status work) is gendered. The second research area is professional work in Canada. This research focuses on processes of professionalization in the past and present, inter-professional conflict, inter-professional teamwork, and professional regulation.

Areas of Specialization

  • Work
  • Professions
  • Regulation of professions in Canada
  • Social inequality
  • Gendered professions
  • Health professions
  • Qualitative research

Selected Publications