IMRC Graduate Student Research Symposium

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In honour of International Women’s Day, IMRC-affiliated advanced PhD students will present their research on the intersection of issues involving women and migration.


Hari KC is a doctoral student in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University, and his dissertation focuses on a comparative analysis of labour migration governance in Nepal and the Philippines, examining how gender operates as a governing code.

Masaya Llavaneras-Blanco is a feminist political economist. Her research focuses on the experiences of care provision, self-care, and survival of Haitian migrant domestic workers in the Dominican Republic.

Shiva Mohan is a PhD candidate in Geography at Wilfrid Laurier University. His research focuses on Caribbean mobilities, movements and geopolitics. The working title of his dissertation is: “Negotiating Islands’ Political Geographies: The case of the ‘Maduro Migrations’ from Venezuela to Trinidad.

Diana Thomasz is a PhD student at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University. Diana researches injustices faced by ‘undesirable’ migrants and the often parallel injustices faced by certain groups of citizens.

Lunch will be served.

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