Nancy Mandell is a Professor in the Department of Sociology, York University. She is a faculty associate at the Centre for Feminist Research (CFR) and the Centre for Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement (CERIS). Her research and teaching interests include gender, aging, qualitative methods, schooling and family. Recently she has published on life course analysis of midlife Canadian women, senior immigrants and transnational family patterns, gendered and racialized forms of carework and academic-community research partnerships. She is completing a SSHRC grant entitled ‘Worked to Death,’ which examines patterns of economic security among aging immigrant families.