Melissa Finn

Research Associate, Department of Political Science, University of Waterloo/Balsillie School of International Affairs    

Melissa Finn
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Melissa Finn

Research Associate, Department of Political Science, University of Waterloo/Balsillie School of International Affairs

Melissa Finn specializes in the study of immigrant women, feminist economics, citizenship, transnationalism, youth studies, and cultural analysis.

She is currently conducting research for a 5-year study on underemployment and barriers to entrepreneurial success for visible minority newcomer women in Canada for an Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)-funded project. Part of this project, also funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), is to examine the impact of the digital transformation, automation, robotics, AI, and substitution (and economic scarring due to Covid restrictions) on immigrant women’s work.

Select Publications

  • Finn, Melissa, Kira Williams, and Bessma Momani. 2022. “Political participation among Canadian Arab youth.” Journal of Youth Studies: 1-26.
  • Finn, Melissa, Eid Mohamed, and Bessma Momani. 2021. Digital Archiving of Diasporic Cultural Productions and Transnational Citizenship of Arabs in the West. DIASPORA.
  • Finn, Melissa and Bessma Momani. 2019. “Transnational Citizenship Mobilization among Canadian Arab Youth: An Engaged Social Movement for Change in the Middle East.” Canadian Ethnic Studies 51 (1): 25-68.
  • Finn, Melissa, Michael Opatowski, and Bessma Momani. 2018. “Transnational Citizenship Capacity-Building: Moving the Conversation in New Directions.” International Political Sociology 12: 291- 305.
  • Finn, Melissa, Jenna Hennebry, and Bessma Momani. 2018. “Canadian Arab Youth at the Border: Cultural Dissociation, Fear Management, and Disciplining Practices in Securitised Spaces.” Journal of International Migration and Integration (JIMI) 19: 667- 682.
  • Finn, Melissa and Bessma Momani. 2017. “Voting in Controversy: A Critical Analysis of the Canadian Arab Youth Vote in the 2015.” Canadian Political Science Review 11 (1): 61- 89.
  • Finn, Melissa and Bessma Momani. 2017. “Established and Emergent Political Subjectivities in Circular Human Geographies: Transnational Arab Activists.” Citizenship Studies 21 (1): 22- 43.
  • Finn, Melissa and Bessma Momani. 2017. “Building Foundations for the Comparative Study of State and Non-State Terrorism.” Critical Studies on Terrorism: 1- 25.
  • Finn, Melissa, Bessma Momani, Michael Opatowski, and Michael Opondo. 2016. “Youth Evaluations of CVE/PVE Programming in Kenya in Context.” Journal for Deradicalization (Summer).
  • Finn, Melissa. 2012. Al-Qaeda and Sacrifice: Martyrdom, War and Politics. London: Pluto Press.

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