Collaborators - New Scholars (Canada)
Uzo Anucha is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work, York University. Dr. Anucha’s scholarship, teaching and professional activity focuses on promoting equity and access for diverse communities within local, national and international contexts. Dr Anucha conceptualizes her applied research scholarship as a community dialogue that must fully engage the community studied. She actively seeks to bridge the gap between knowledge production and knowledge use by translating and disseminating research.
Sasha Baglay (LL.M, Dalhousie; DJur, Osgoode Hall) is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Criminology, Justice and Policy Studies at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School. She is a recipient of a number of awards, including a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellowship and a Soros Fellowship. Sasha has been involved in refugee work with various non-governmental organizations, including the Halifax Refugee Clinic, and represented a number of claims before the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada. She has widely presented on the issues of Canadian and comparative immigration and refugee law and policy. She has recently co-authored a book on Canadian refugee law.
Pablo Bose is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Vermont and a Research Associate at the Centre for Refugee Studies, York University. His ongoing interest is on issues of culture, space and power. In particular, his work is focused on the study of diasporas and transnational relationships and on issues of social and ecological justice. From 2002-2006 he served as Research Coordinator for the Ethics of Development-Induced Displacement Project, which looked at population displacement and processes of development across the globe. In January 2008 he will be undertaking a study funded by the US Department of Transportation entitled Transportation, Equity and Communities at Risk: Refugee Populations and Transportation Accessibility in Vermont.
Zeinab Bou-Zeid is a Ph.D. candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School (will defend in December 2007) and a Research Associate at the Centre for Refugee Studies, York University. She is a Contract Instructor in the Law Department at Carleton University. Her dissertation, Unwelcome But Tolerated: Irregular Migrants in Canada, examines the legal provisions and policy measures that produce an irregular migrant status within Canada and proposes policy and legal solutions directed at reducing irregular migration. Her research interests encompass undocumented migration, Canadian immigration and refugee law and policy responses of host governments.
Alison Crosby is Assistant Professor in Peace, Internationalism, Gender and Development in the School of Women's Studies at York University. Prior to assuming this position in July 2007, she worked for six years for the Canadian social justice organization Inter Pares. During that time, she worked with local organizations in Peru, Guatemala and Colombia to develop a regional program in Latin America aimed at generating improved social, psychological, political and legal conditions for women survivors of sexual violence during armed conflict to challenge impunity, gain access to justice and influence transitional justice plans, including truth-telling and reparations processes.
Amani El Jack is a senior PhD candidate (will defend in early 2008) in Women’s Studies at York University. She is a Contract Instructor in Migration Studies at Ryerson University, Toronto. She has been engaged in the fields of gender and forced migration, armed conflict, post-conflict reconstruction, and human security for 15 years. Her publications include: “Women Combatants: Disarmament, Demobilization, Reintegration and Transitional Justice” (forthcoming); “Gendered Implications of Development-Induced Displacement” (2007); “Gender and Armed Conflict” (2003); and “Gender Perspectives on the Management of Small Arms/Light Weapons in Sudan” (2002).
Kirsten Emiko McAllister is an Associate Professor in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University. She presently holds a SSHRC standard grant to conduct research on asylum seekers and discourses of inclusion and exclusion. Currently, she has two forthcoming publications on popular representations of asylum seekers, including “Human Cargo: Bridging Geopolitical Divides” in Programming Realities edited by Zöe Druick and Patsy Kotsopoulos (WLPress) and “Discourses of Evil in North American War Memory: Hotel Rwanda and Sometimes in April” in The Popularization of War Memory edited by Michael Keren and Holger Herwig. She has research expertise in the areas of Cultural Studies, Visual Culture, Political Violence and Cultural Memory, and has numerous publications on WWII Japanese Canadian internment camps.
Delphine Nakache is a newly appointed professor at the University of Alberta, Faculty of Law, where she will teach Public International Law, Immigration and Refugee Law and International Trade Law. She was previously a research fellow at the Canada Research Chair on International Migration Law (University of Montreal) and a lecturer in the master's program in international law at the University of Quebec in Montreal. Much of her present research and writing relates to migration-control policies, security and the human rights of foreigners; the refugee determination process in Canada; the instrumentalization of law and policy in the field of migration from a perspective of the cultural theory of law.
Anna Zalik is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York. Her current research concerns aid policy and corporate practices in oil producing sites, focusing specifically on the Mexican Gulf States and the Niger Delta region of Nigeria, including micro-studies of development induced displacement. Dr. Zalik received her doctoral degree from the Department of Development Sociology at Cornell University in 2006 and was a Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Geography at the University of California at Berkeley from 2005-2007. Her academic work is informed by an earlier professional history in the areas of community and rural development in various parts of Canada and Latin America.