Geography and Methods
Thematic Research Area
Dr. Shan is interested in the changing work and learning practices in the context of immigration, globalization, and transnationalism. She has conducted research and published in the areas of work and learning, knowledge “transfer” and translation, lifelong learning, organizational learning, diversity work, and migration, integration, and transnationalism. For her research, she has utilized community-based participatory research, institutional ethnography, life history research, situational analysis, critical discourse analysis, and mixed methods. Dr. Shan is a former president (2020-2021) of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education. She has served as an expert speaker at a number of academic and professional conferences, both nationally and internationally, on issues of migration, work, adult learning, organizational learning, and social equity, diversity, and justice.