My name is Jessica Stallone and I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto. I am passionate about researching in the areas of race, migration, gender and nation. I am currently working on my dissertation project that uses 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 their diverse communities, province, and the Canadian nation.
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.
I recently published a collaborative paper in Ethnic and Racial Studies that can be found here: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01419870.2022.2089535
I am also working on my first sole-authored article that examines how Muslim women deal with discrimination and social exclusion during the hyperpolitical moment of the Quebec Charter of Values debate.
I am the co-Chair of the Race and Ethnicity Research Cluster at the Canadian Sociological Association and the co-organizer for the University of Toronto-Humboldt University Collaborative Research Cluster on ‘Migration, Intersectionality and Social Boundaries’. I speak English, French and Italian and live with my partner and two furry family members.