Researcher

Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Université de Montréal

Edward Ou Jin Lee is an assistant professor at the School of Social Work at the Université de Montréal and a regular member of a health and social service focused research team titled METISS (Migration et EThnicité dans les Interventions en Santé et en Services sociaux). Ed’s research and practice interests are within the realms of a) critical & anti-oppressive social work, b) institutional, participatory and digital media research methodologies and c) social policy advocacy & community organizing, with a focus on the intersections between racialized, migrant and LGBTQ communities. As a SSRHC Vanier fellowship recipient and winner of the Director’s prize for outstanding doctoral research in social work at McGill University, Ed’s completed doctoral study examined the relationship between migration and sexuality, and in particular, the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) migrants with precarious status. Ed also previously served as the research co-coordinator for a CIHR funded community-based project about LGBTQ refugees and community researcher for an exploratory project focused on the experiences of racialized LGBTQ immigrants and refugees living in Montreal. Edward is also involved in a number of community-based initiatives in Montreal, including AGIR (an LGBTQ immigrant and refugee community organization).