Stephanie Mayell

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellow, University of Toronto

Stephanie is a doctoral student in the Medical Anthropology Program at the University of Toronto, where her research investigates the ways annual temporary employment in Canada influences the health and well-being of Jamaican migrant agricultural workers. In 2016, she completed a Master’s degree in the Anthropology of Health at McMaster University, where her thesis investigated Jamaican agricultural workers’ experiences of stress and resilience while working and living in Southern Ontario. Stephanie has been professionally engaged with migrant agricultural workers in Ontario since 2014, primarily connecting workers with social supports, and assisting injured workers navigate the provincial health care and workers’ compensation (WSIB) systems. Stephanie is currently collaborating on various research projects aimed at increasing migrant workers’ access to primary health care, workers’ compensation, and mental health supports in both Canada and Jamaica.

Experience

  • –present
    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellow, University of Toronto

Education

  • 2016 
    McMaster University , Master of Arts, Anthropology of Health