Migration, Mobilities, and Social Politics

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Migration, Mobilities, and Social Politics

The Migration, Mobility and Social Politics (MMSP) Cluster includes researchers from a range of disciplines including communication studies, geography, political science, and sociology.  The cluster undertakes to critically examine contemporary challenges in the governance of migration and ‘the social’. The MMSP cluster is anchored around the following core priority areas: human rights and citizenship, global social policy and protection, diaspora and transnationalism, and territory and identity.

Cluster

Sarah Turnbull
University of Waterloo

Leads

Margaret Walton-Roberts
Wilfrid Laurier University

"Born in Canada and Stateless: The Intersection of Immigration and Criminal Justice" event summary

Deepan Budlakoti presented his experience of statelessness on May 26th at an event hosted by the Migration, Mobilities and Social Politics (MMSP) Research Cluster at the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA) entitled "Born in Canada and Stateless: The Intersection of Immigration and Criminal Justice." He shared his personal story of statelessness, despite being born in Canada, which included details about his incarceration in Ontario, the conditions that prisoners, along with immigration detainees, face, and in his case, how he ended up in a lengthy and ongoing legal and human rights battle trying to regain his Canadian status. Deepan outlined the many challenges that a stateless person in Canada faces, the fundamental rights that he lacks, such as the right to work and access medical care, and moreover, the fact that he lives in constant insecurity and cannot make long-term plans. More information about Deepan’s story, his pursuit of justice, and his advocacy for prisoner's rights and the rights of people with precarious citizenship status can be found here: http://www.justicefordeepan.org. BSIA PhD Candidate Allison Petrozziello served as a discussant, as she specializes in researching statelessness and birth citizenship. Her presentation complemented Deepan's story, bringing context to how statelessness manifests, both in Canada and globally, and is being addressed and studied.

Cluster Leads

Sarah Turnbull
University of Waterloo

Margaret Walton-Roberts
Wilfrid Laurier University

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Media

"Assessing Virtual Mental Health Access for Refugees during the COVID-19 Pandemic Using the Levesque Client-Centered Framework: What Have We Learned and How Will We Plan for the Future?" by Hynie, M.; Jaimes, A.; Oda, A.; Rivest-Beauregard, M.; Perez Gonzalez, L.; Ives, N.; Ahmad, F.; Kuo, B.C.H.; Arya, N.; Bokore, N.; et al.

"Caring for Refugees and Newcomers in the post COVID-19 Era: Evidence Review and Guidance for Family Physicians and Health Providers", by Arya N, Redditt V, Talavlikar R, Holland T, Brindamour M, Wright V, Saad A, Beukeboom C, Coakley A, Rashid M, Pottie K (on behalf of the Canadian Refugee Health Network).

"How displaced Syrians effectively navigated ‘border frictions’ in Lebanon and Turkey", by Suzan Ilcan & Seçil Daǧtaș.

"It’s Not As Easy as They Say: International Students’ Perspectives About Gaining Canadian Work Experience", by Nancy Arthur, Jon Woodend, Lisa Gust, Judy Dang.

"COVID-19 Impacts on Haitian Migrants and their Descendants on the Southern Border of the Dominican Republic / Resumen de Investigación: Impactos del COVID-19 en la población haitiana y sus descendientes en la zona sur de República Dominicana", by Bridget Wooding and Allison Petrozziello.

Asking the ‘other questions’: Applying intersectionality to understand statelessness in Europe”, by Deirdre Brennan, Nina Murray and Allison Petrozziello.

Closing the Gap? Gender and the Global Compacts for Migration & Refugees”, by Jenna Hennebry and Allison Petrozziello.

Migration, Mobilities, and Social Politics – Research Cluster Members

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