Dr. Margaret Walton-Roberts
Associate Professor, Geography; Associate Director, International Migration Research Centre
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Phone: 519 884-0710 ext.2263 | lab 226-772 3138
Other Phone: 519-496 0488
Office Location: 3C12 Arts
Personal Website: http://www.balsillieschool.ca/people/margaret-walton-roberts
PhD Geography, University of British Columbia, 2001
Margaret Walton-Roberts is an associate professor in the Geography and Environmental studies department at Wilfrid Laurier University Ontario, and associate director of the International Migration Research Centre. Her research addresses gender, Indian migration, immigrant settlement in mid-sized Canadian cities, and the impact of transnational networks in both source and destination locales. Her Indian related research can be grouped into the following areas: Her focus on gendered migration within transnational contexts includes examining the phenomena of India-Canada transnational marriages, immigrant settlement in smaller towns and cities, and skilled emigration of nurses from different regions in India. In terms of transnational networks she has published a number of articles highlighting the role of immigration and remittances in transnational community formation and maintenance including work on health philanthropy, remittance-led village projects in Punjab, explorations of the role of the state and community in the nature of transnational relations between Non Resident Indians and sending communities. Recent work following up on the transnational network theme examines the links between immigration and trade between Canada and India, in contrast to Australia-India relations.
In the News
Dr Walton-Roberts interviewed on CIGI podcast on international migration and global governance
Presentation of plenary talk to the National Metropolis Conference, March 2011 on Trade and Immigration links in the Canada-India, Australia-India context.
Interview with Radio-Canada on trade and immigration links with India
Dr Walton-Robert's work on remittances in Punjab India was featured in an Economist Intelligence Unit report
New book released:
Read the conference report Diasporas, Development and Governance