Shirin Montazer

Shirin Montazer

Associate Professor

313-577-2930

313-577-2735 (fax)

shirin.montazer@wayne.edu

 2270 F/AB, 656 W. Kirby St.

Curriculum vitae

Shirin Montazer

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

  • Sociology of Mental Health
  • Work-Family Conflict
  • International Migration
  • Neighborhood Context
  • Quantitative Methodology

Research

Shirin Montazer received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Toronto, Canada. Her research focus is at the juncture of mental health, work-family conflict, and international migration, with migration to Canada as the primary example. A common thread in her research investigates how mental health status, and trajectories, and evolving work-family conflict, among immigrants, are modified by macro-level (e.g., economic development of countries of origin of immigrants) and micro-level factors (e.g., gender, age at immigration, and visible-minority status). More recently, her research examines the impact of job demands (e.g., commuting distance, and overnight work-travel) on work-family conflict and mental health in the general population. She is a co-principal investigator for a NSF RAPID grant that uses mixed methods (surveys and interviews) to assess how work, family, and health among dual-income couples have changed within the context of COVID-19. Her work appears in such journals as the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Society and Mental Health, Social Science Research, and Social currents.

Education

Ph.D. University of Toronto, Toronto, 2012

Awards and grants

 Grants

Agency: NSF
Title: RAPID: Work, Family, and Social Well-being among Couples in the Context of COVID-19.
Role: Co-PI (PI: K. Brumley; Co-PI: B. Baltes, K. Maguire)
Dates: 2020-2021
Total Funds: $191,000

Agency: Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
Title: The Intergenerational Transmission of Gender Egalitarian Family Environments: A Follow up Study
Role: Co-Investigator (PI: Blair Wheaton, University of Toronto)
Dates: 2014-2020
Total Funds: C$242,697

Awards

Award for Best Dissertation, American Sociological Association, Section on the Sociology of Mental Health, 2013

 

 

Selected publications

2020. Montazer, Shirin and Marisa Young. “Commuting Distance and Work-to-Family Conflict: The Moderating Role of Residential Attributes." Social Currents 7:231-251.
DOI: 10.1177/2329496519900491.

2020. Montazer, Shirin, Krista Brumley, Katheryn Maguire. “Overnight Work-Travel, Work-to-Family Conflict, and Psychological Distress.” The Social Science Journal. DOI: 10.1080/03623319.2020.1756175

2020. Young, Marisa, Shirin Montazer, Diana Singh. “The Consequences of Living in Childcare Deserts: Evidence from Canada.” Canadian Review of Sociology. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/cars.12316

2019. Montazer, Shirin. “Immigration, Visible-minority status, Gender, and Depression.” Society and Mental Health 10:218-236. DOI: 10.1177/2156869319856930.

2018. Montazer, Shirin. "Disentangling the Effects of Primary and Secondary International Migration on Psychological Distress: The role of Mastery.” Canadian Journal of Public Health 109: 284-293

2018. Young, Marisa and Shirin Montazer. “Neighborhood Effects on Immigrants’ Experiences of Work-Family Conflict and Psychological Distress.” Society and Mental Health 8:25-49.

2017. Montazer, Shirin and Marisa Young. “Level of Economic Development of the Country of Origin and Work-to- Family Conflict after Migration to Canada” Social Science Research 63:263-276

 

 

Currently teaching

 SOC3220; SOC6280

Courses taught

 SOC3220; SOC2100; SOC2210; SOC2000; SOC4220; SOC5360; SOC7770; SOC6280; SOC4205; SOC7780