Professor Lo's research interests spans many areas. Using a political economy approach, her work on the Chinese diaspora focuses primarily on changing settlement patterns, business structures, consumer behaviour, and labour market performance. Her work on immigrant settlement and integration includes the provision, access and use of settlement service, labour market performance, immigrant entrepreneurship and ethnic economy, and the role of ethnic banks on immigrant integration. Currently, she examines highly skilled migration between China, Canada and the United States.
Lo, L., Preston, V., Wang, S., Basu, R. and Anisef, P. 2015. Social Infrastructure and Vulnerability in the Suburbs. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
Lo, L. and Li, W. 2011. Economic experiences of immigrants. In Teixeira, C,. Li, W. and Kobayashi, A. Immigrant Geographies in North American Cities. Toronto: Oxford University Press, pp. 112-137.
Lo, L. 2009. The role of ethnicity in the geography of consumption? Urban Geography. 30 (4): 391-415.
Teixeira, C., Lo, L., and Truelove, M. 2007. Ethnic entrepreneurship, institutional discrimination and related policy issues: a case study in Toronto. Environment and Planning C, 25: 176-193.
Lo, L. 2006. Changing geography of Toronto’s Chinese ethnic economy. In D. Kaplan and W. Li (eds.), The Landscapes of Ethnic Economy. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, pp. 83-96.
Keywords: Chinese diaspora; immigrant settlement and integration; settlement services; identity and consumption; ethnic economy; ethnic banks; highly skilled migration