Emily Reid-Musson


Dr. Joel Finnis (Geography, Memorial University)

Dr. Barb Neis (Sociology and SafetyNet, Memorial University)

PhD Geography, University of Toronto

Postdoctoral Fellow, Public Health, University of Waterloo

Title of Project
Practices of marine forecast production and use in the North Atlantic (OFI Module 1)

 Research Project Description
I am an interdisciplinary work and labour researcher with training in human geography and public/occupational health. My research focuses on work, health and mobility in non-standard workplaces, with a particular emphasis on Canadian agriculture. Research tools I have used include in-depth interviews, focus groups, online content analysis, mobile methods, and archival, policy and document analysis. With Dr. Finnis and Dr. Neis, I am based in Nova Scotia and conducting research on the ways small-scale fish harvesters use and interpret weather information to mitigate the impacts of weather hazards in their work at sea.  Currently, I am also leading a study on the status of family farm workers and workplaces under Alberta’s occupational health and safety and workers compensation laws.

Previous Research

  • “Driving for Uber: An evaluation of occupational health and safety conditions of ride-hail work” (2016-2019), School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo
  • “Claiming the road: Intersectional mobilities and unfreedom among migrant farmworkers in Canada” (2010-2016), Geography, University of Toronto

Research Interests

  • Labour and employment
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Mobility and migration
  • Agriculture

Representative Publications

Reid-Musson, E. (2018). Intersectional rhythmanalysis: Power, rhythms, and everyday life. Progress in Human Geography, 42(6): 881–897.

Reid-Musson, E. (2017). Grown Close to Home™: Migrant farmworker (im)mobilities and unfreedom on Canadian family farms, Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 107(3): 716-730.


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