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Vivian Stamatopoulos

Associate Teaching Professor

Criminology and Justice

Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

Contact information

Bordessa Hall - Room 306
Downtown Oshawa
55 Bond Street East
Oshawa, ON

905.721.8668 ext. 5883
905.721.3372 (fax)


Dr. Vivian Stamatopoulos holds a Master of Arts (Sociology) and Doctor of Philosophy from York University (Sociology). Her research interests focus on child and youth-based caregiving (young carers); she is currently collaborating with a team of Canadian researchers on a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)-funded study exploring the transition of youth to adulthood in the context of caregiving.


  • MA, Sociology York University
  • PhD, Sociology York University

Courses taught

  • Research Methods (SSCI2900)
  • Qualitative Research Methods (SSCI2920)
  • Restorative Justice (CRMN3040)
  • Youth Cultures (SSCI2050)


  • Recent publications

    Stamatopoulos, V. (In progress). Young Carers in Canada. University of Toronto Press, Toronto, ON.

    Stamatopoulos, v. (2018). The young carer penalty: exploring the costs of caregiving among a sample of Canadian youth. Child & youth services. doi.10.1080/0145935x.2018.1491303

    Stamatopoulos, V. (Forthcoming). Supporting or separate domains? Parentification and young carers in Canada. In L.M Hooper (Ed.), Parentification: racial, ethnic, cultural, and contextual influences on culturally tailored assessment and treatment (pp. XX–XX). New York, NY: Springer-Science.

    Mandell, N., & Stamatopoulos, V. (2017). Caregiving and Support for Older Adults. In A. Gaszo and K. Kobayashi (Eds.), Continuity and Innovation: Canadian Families in the New Millennium (pp. 199-215). Toronto: Nelson Education Ltd.

    Chadi, N. & Stamatopoulos, v. (2017). Caring for young carers in Canada. Canadian medical association journal, 189(28), e925-e926.

    Kavanaugh, M., Kalipeni, J. & Stamatopoulos, v. (2016). Application of the UN charter on rights of the child: United States policy and international context. Child Abuse Research: A South African journal – CARSA, 1(1), 68-81.

    Kavanaugh, M., & Stamatopoulos, V., Cohen, D., & Zhang, L. (2015). Unacknowledged caregivers: a scoping review of research on young/youth caregivers in the U.S. adolescent research review, 1(1), 29-49.

    Stamatopoulos, V. (2015). Supporting young carers: A qualitative review of young carer services in Canada. International journal of youth and adolescence, 21(2), 178-194.

    Stamatopoulos, V. (2015). One million and counting: the hidden army of young carers in Canada. Journal of youth studies, 18(6), 809-822.