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Academic Positions:

Assistant Professor, University of Calgary. July 2017.

Assistant Professor, Bishop’s University. 2016-17.

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Western University. 2014-16.

Degrees:

Ph.D., Sociology, University of Toronto. 2014.

M.A., Sociology, University of Toronto. 2009.

B.A., Sociology, University of Waterloo. 2008.

My research contributions include three textbooks, twelve academic journal articles and book chapters, three other peer-reviewed publications, and seven working papers (one R&R, two under review, and four in-progress).

Books:

  • McMullin, Julie and Josh Curtis. 2017. Understanding Social Inequality: Intersections of Class, Age, Gender, Ethnicity, and Race in Canada, 3rd Edition. Toronto: Oxford University Press. click here
  • Tepperman, Lorne and Josh Curtis. 2015. Social Problems: A Canadian Perspective, 4th Edition. Toronto: Oxford University Press. click here
  • Tepperman, Lorne and Josh Curtis. 2011. Social Problems: A Canadian Perspective, 3rd Edition. Toronto: Oxford University Press. click here

Journal Articles and Book Chapters:

  • Curtis, Josh, Weizhen Dong, Naomi Lightman, and Matthew Parbst. 2017 (forth.). “Race, Language or Length of Residency? Explaining Unequal Uptake of Government Pensions in Canada”. Journal of Aging and Social Policy.
  • Tepperman, Lorne and Josh Curtis. 2017 (forth.). “Sexual Orientation and Social Inequality.” In E. Grabb, J. G. Reitz, and M. Hwang (eds), Social Inequality in Canada: Dimensions of Disadvantage (6th edition). Toronto: Oxford University Press.
  • Curtis, Josh and Naomi Lightman. 2017 (forth.). “Golden Years or Retirement Fears? The Rise of Private Pension Inequality for Canada’s Immigrants”. Canadian Journal on Aging, 36: 1-28.
  • Reitz, Jeffrey, Josh Curtis, and Jennifer Elrick. 2017 (forth.). “Immigrant Skill Utilization: Trends and Policy Issues.” In Taking Stock of a Turbulent Decade and Looking Ahead: Immigration to North America 2000-2010.
  • Curtis, Josh and Julie McMullin. 2016. “Older Workers and the Diminishing Return of Employment: Changes in Age-based Income Inequality in Canada, 1996-2011”. Work, Aging, and Retirement. (pdf)
  • Curtis, Josh. 2016. ‘Social Mobility and Class Identity: The Role of Economic Conditions in 33 Societies, 1999-2006’.  European Sociological Review, 32: 108-121.. (pdf)
  • Andersen, Robert and Josh Curtis. 2015. “Social Class, Economic Inequality and the Convergence of Policy Preferences: Evidence from 24 Modern Democracies,’ Canadian Review of Sociology, 52: 266-288. (pdf)
  • Curtis, Josh and Robert Andersen. 2015. “How Social Class Shapes Attitudes on Economic Inequality: The Competing Forces of Self-Interest and Legitimation,’ International Review of Social Research, 5: 4-19. (pdf)
  • Reitz, Jeffrey, Josh Curtis, and Jennifer Elrick. 2014. ‘Immigrant Skill Utilization: Trends and Policy Issues,’ Journal of International Migration and Integration, 15: 1-26. (pdf)
  • Curtis, Josh. 2013. ‘Class Identification in the Modern World: How Politics and Economics Matter,’ Canadian Review of Sociology, 50: 203-226. (pdf)
  • Andersen, Robert and Josh Curtis. 2013. “Public Opinion on Redistribution in Canada, 1980-2005: The Role of Political and Economic Context” In Keith Banting and John Myles (eds). Inequality and the Fading of Redistributive Politics. Victoria: UBC Press. Pp. 141-164. (pdf)
  • Andersen, Robert and Josh Curtis. 2012. ‘The Polarizing Effect of Economic Inequality on Class Identification: Evidence from 44 Countries,’ Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 30: 129-141. (pdf)
  • Andersen, Robert and Josh Curtis. 2011. “The Economy and Public Opinion on Welfare Spending in Canada.” In Lorne Tepperman and Angela Kalyta (eds). Reading Sociology. Toronto: Oxford University Press. Pp. 314-319.

Other Peer-Reviewed Publications:

  • Reitz, Jeffrey, Josh Curtis, and Jennifer Elrick. 2014. “Policy Brief No. 14 – The Underutilization of Immigrant Skills: Trends and Policy Issues.” Population Change and Lifecourse Strategic Knowledge Cluster Research/Policy Brief: Vol. 1: No. 5, Article 2.  Available at: http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/pclc_rpb/vol1/iss5/2.
  • Curtis, Josh and Robert Andersen. 2015. “How Social Class Shapes Attitudes on Economic Inequality: The Competing Forces of Self-Interest and Legitimation.” LIS working paper series, paper 644. <http://www.lisdatacenter.org/wps/liswps/644.pdf&gt;
  • Curtis, Josh. 2015. “Perceptions of Social Class.” In Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, Second Edition.

Working Papers:

  • Curtis, Josh and Julie McMullin. 2016. “Dynamics of Retirement Income Inequality in Canada, 1991-2011”.
  • Curtis, Josh and Matthew Parbst. “The Impact of Public Opinion or Policy in Cross-National perspective: New Evidence from 19 OECD Democracies, 1985-2006”.
  • Andersen, Robert and Josh Curtis. “Support for Government Responsibility in Modern Democracies: Self-Interest and the Paradoxical Role of Economic Prosperity”.
  • Curtis, Josh. “Class Identification and the Importance of Family-Level Social Class: Evidence from Thirty-Five Societies, 1985-2009”.
  • Curtis, Josh. “Social Class and Income Inequality in Canada, 1981-2011”.

 

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