Jessica Stallone

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About me

Welcome! I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto. My work examines nationalist politics in Quebec, a Francophone province of Canada. I study how dominant groups make sense of these politics and its effects on migrant groups.

For my dissertation, I use ethnographic methods to explore the politics of nationmaking in Quebec. I examine how Francophone Quebecers define themselves and make sense of ‘Quebecoisness’ in relation to understanding the growing diversity in their communities and province.

My first sole-authored article, based on my Master’s work, is under review. This paper examines the emotional experiences of Canadian Muslim women and the emotion work they do to manage non-Muslims’ impressions of them in a context of rampant Islamophobia when the Quebec government proposed the 2013 Charter of Values (Bill 60).

I recently published a collaborative paper in Ethnic and Racial Studies that can be found here:

I am a recipient of a doctoral fellowship from the Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Société et Culture and a former Harney Graduate Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy.