Annette Nierobisz, Professor of Sociology and Broom Fellow of Public Scholarship, has been at Carleton since 2000.

With interests broadly situated in the sociology of work and occupations as well as the sociology of law, Annetteā€™s research explores the social impact of macro-economic forces. Her dissertation, completed at the University of Toronto in 2001, examined how judges decided employment dismissals submitted to Canadian courts over a time span that captured the emergence of downsizing practices and two periods of severe economic recession. A current project examines job loss among aging Americans in a period of economic instability.

In 2006 Annette was invited to be the Senior Researcher at the Canadian Human Rights Commission. In this two year appointment she completed projects that examined a number of human rights issues including discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, discrimination on the basis of disability, and the discriminatory impact of national security policies.

At Carleton, Annette's courses include Working Across our Lives; Contemporary Issues in Critical Criminology; Girls Gone Bad: Women, Crime and Criminal Justice; Methods of Social Research; and Introduction to Sociology.