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Dr. Ellie Berger

Dr. Ellie Berger
Dr. Ellie Berger
Faculty of Arts & Science - Sociology, Associate Professor
office: A328
email: ellieb@nipissingu.ca
tel: 705.474.3450
ext: 4141
fax: 705.474.1947
web: Ellie Berger Website


BA, McMaster University;
MSc, University of Toronto;
PhD, McMaster University

Areas of Specialization:

​Sociology of aging, work and health

Research Interests:

​Aging workforce, ageism, workplace transitions, retirement and pensions, age and gender discrimination, gender and work history, work-family balance in academia

Current & Future Research:

Ageism at Work: Negotiating Age, Gender, and Identity in the Discriminating Workplace (book contract with University of Toronto Press).

The Parent Track: Timing, Balance, and Choice within Academia (edited book manuscript submitted with C. DeRoche).


Berger, E.D. & Hodgins, D. Age Discrimination and Paid Work. Population Change and Lifecourse Strategic Knowledge Cluster, Policy Brief No. 7, March, 2012. http://sociology.uwo.ca/cluster/en/publications/docs/policy_briefs/PolicyBrief7.pdf

Berger, E.D. & Ricci, C. Exploited by Universities: Part-Time Workers as Victims. Workplace: A Journal for Academic Labor, 18, 1-9, 2011.

Jaworski, B., Parker, O., Saba, T., Berger, E., & Baldwin, R. Challenges for Canada’s Retirement Income System: Summary Employer Pension and Savings Plan Survey Report. Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, July 18, 2011.

Berger, E.D. Book Review: Aging and Working in the New Economy: Changing Career Structures in Small IT Firms (2010, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.) Julie Ann McMullin and Victor Marshall's (eds.). Canadian Journal on Aging, 30(2), 304-306, 2011.

Berger, E.D. Managing Age Discrimination: An Examination of the Techniques Used When Seeking Employment. Gerontologist, 49(3), 317-332, 2009.

Berger, E.D. & Ricci, C. Part-Time Faculty as Victims-- Exploited by Universities: Markers, Teaching Assistants, and Sessionals. In C. Ricci, Poisoned Apples: An Insider Exposes the Victimization, Abuse, Politics, Associated Pain and SOLUTIONS to our Educational Crisis (pp. 82-93), 2007.

Berger, E.D., ‘Aging’ Identities: Degradation and Negotiation in the Search for Employment, Journal of Aging Studies, 20(4), 303-316, 2006.

McMullin, J.A. & Berger, E.D. Gendered Ageism / Age(ed) Sexism: The Case of Unemployed Older Workers. In T.M. Calasanti & K.F. Slevin (eds.), Age Matters: Re-Aligning Feminist Thinking (pp. 201-223). New York: Routledge, 2006.

Ricci, C. & Berger, E., Exams and the Learning Environment, Encounter: Education for Meaning and Social Justice, 18(2), 45-47, 2005.

Berger, E.D. & Denton, M.A., The Interplay Between Women’s Life Course Work Patterns and Financial Planning for Later Life, Canadian Journal on Aging, 23(suppl. 1), S99-S113, 2004.

Berger, E.D. Older Workers’ Experiences with Age Discrimination: The Degradation of Identity, in D. Pawluch, W. Shaffir, & C. Miall (eds.) Proceedings of the Second Annual Colloquium on Qualitative Research (pp. 73-84). Department of Sociology, McMaster University, 2000.

Joshi, A. & Berger, E. (eds.) Aging Workforce, Income Security, and Retirement: Policy and Practical Implications. Hamilton, Ont.: Office of Gerontological Studies, McMaster University, 1996.

Courses Taught:

  • SOCI 2015: Classical Sociological Theory (full year course)
  • SOCI 2016: Classical Sociological Theory (half year course)
  • SOCI 2036: Introduction to Social Gerontology
  • SOCI 3156: Women and Age
  • SOCI 3176: Age, Health, and Work I
  • SOCI 3177: Age, Health, and Work II
  • SOCI 4137: Selected Topics in Aging - Media and Aging
  • SOCI 4295: Selected Topics in Sociology - Aging, Work and Health
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