Dr. Suzanne Mills adopts a spatial lens to the study of identity, work and labour unions. Over the past 15 years, Mills has developed an expertise on resource and construction employment in northern Canada and has worked with Indigenous communities to critically examine Indigenous employment plans. Suzanne’s research has asked diverse questions such as: How are unions engaging with Indigenous governments and Impact Benefit Agreements? and, How do gender and Indigenous identity influence workers’ experiences of work related mobility? Currently, Mills is leading a research project examining the experiences of LGBTQ+ workers in northern and southwestern Ontario in partnership with Unifor, the United Steelworkers and the Windsor Workers Centre.
Building and Construction Trades' Work in Canada's North, Gender and northern resource development, Gender, sexuality and worker experiences, Indigenous peoples, work and unions, Work in northern regions and resource industries
- Labour and the Environment
- Gender, Sexuality and Work
- Geography of the North American Political Economy
- Class, Gender & Race: Theorizing Work, Home & Society
- Contemporary Issues in Labour Studies