Jane Ku

Dr. Jane KuJane Ku, PhD, MA, BA
Associate Professor
Sociology/Women and Gender Studies

Office: 260-2 CHS
Email: janeku@uwindsor.ca
Telephone: 519-253-3000 ext. 2228

Fall 2019 Office Hours: Tuesday 4:00pm-6:00pm; Wednesday 4:00pm-5:00pm


Research and Teaching Areas

Newcomer Settlement, Immigrant Women, Feminist Activism, Race and Gender

Recent Courses Taught

  • Gender, Space, and Time (48-354) at the third year level
  • Advanced Seminar in Feminism (48-408) at the fourth year level
  • Social Movement and Popular Mobilization (48-620) at the MA and PhD level
  • Subordination, Identity and Empowerment (48-680) at the MA and PhD level
  • Selected Topics in Sociology (48-687) at the MA and PhD level


  • PhD (University of Toronto - Sociology and Equity Studies)
  • MA (University of Toronto - Community Psychology)
  • BA (York University - Psychology and Sociology)

Recent and Key Publications

Chapters in Books

  • "Community Organizing and the Settlement Service Sector", Ku, Jane, in Todd, Sarah; Savard, Sebastian, Canadian Perspectives of Community Development Work, (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2015)
  • "Immigration, Integration and Inclusion in Ontario Cities: The Case of Windsor", George, Glynis; Ku, Jane, in Biles, John, Immigration, Integration and Inclusion in Ontario Cities, (2012)
  • "Consolidating the Self: Immigrant Women's Settlement in New Brunswick", Ku, Jane; Doyle, Judith & Mooney, Nicola, in Tastsoglou, Evangelia & Peruvemba, Jaya, Immigrant Women in Atlantic Canada, (Women's Press, 2011), 79-110 pp

Articles in Refereed/Peer Reviewed Journals

  • Bhuyan, Rupaleem; Jeyapal, Daphne; Ku, Jane; Sakamoto; Izumi, Branding 'Canadian Experience' in Public Policy and Media Rhetoric, Journal of International Migration and Integration, 2015
  • George, Glynis; Ku, Jane; Selimos, Erwin; Sriskandarajah, Anu, The absent presence of visible minorities in Windsor, Canadian Journal of Communication Studies, 2014
  • Ku, Jane, Postcolonial Incorporation of the Different Other, Crossings: Journal of Migration and Culture, 3: 2012
  • Ku, J, Ethnic Activism and Multicultural Politics in Immigrant Settlement in Toronto Canada, Social Identities, 17: 271-289 pp, 2011
  • Sakamoto, Izumi; Ku, Jane; Wei, Yi, The Deep Plunge: Luocha and the Experience of "Earlier" Skilled Immigrants from Mainland China in Toronto, Qualitative Social Work, 8: 427-447 pp, 2009
  • Ku, Jane, Multicultural Politics and the Paradox of Being Special, Journal of International Women's Studies, 10:65-84 pp, 2009