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Bokore, Nimo

For over a decade Nimo Bokore’s research focused on immigrant and refugee resettlement in Canada. Her latest study explores how Canadian-Somali women conceptualize war trauma, forced migration, and how these circumstances influence their later resettlement process.  She is currently collaborating with other teams on projects  such as: (1)“Emerging voices: how Syrian newcomers and other key stakeholders perceive Canada's three sponsorship programs for refugee (re)settlement”   funded by the Social Science And Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Connection Grant (2) “Finding a Space for Me Outside of the Stereotypes: Creating an Action Plan to Promote Immigrant Women’s Wellbeing through Activism”  funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) and Women’s College Hospital Women’s Xchange project fund. As well she continues to publish on the impact of wars, forced migration, refugees, trauma, transference of trauma, resettlement and integration.  She is now organizing the firs ...
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Fields of expertiseImmigrant and refugee resettlement in Canada; Forced m...
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InstitutionCarleton University
Professional statusAssistant Professor
Heinonen, Tuula

Tuula Heinonen is Professor at the Faculty of Social Work. Her interests are in gender and international social development, women’s health, integration issues of immigrants and refugees in new host countries, photovoice and arts-based social work practice and research. She also completed an advanced diploma in art therapy at the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute in 2016. 
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Fields of expertiseInternational Social Development; Cultural Identity a...
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InstitutionUniversity of Manitoba
Professional statusFull Professor
Macdonald, Laura

Laura Mcdonald is an expert on Latin America and global political economy. She has published numerous articles in journals and edited collections on such issues as the role of non-governmental organizations in development, global civil society, citizenship struggles in Latin America, Canadian development assistance and the political impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Currently among others Laura Macdonald is a co-investigator on a research program titled “Austerity and its Alternatives”, headed by Stephen McBride of McMaster University. This program brings together researchers from both universities and private research centres from Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Germany. Our goal is to probe simultaneously understandings of austerity in the Canadian context and to engage with and explore international understandings in order to stimulate greater reciprocal debate that can contribute to evidence-based policy-making.  
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Fields of expertiseCanadian foreign policy; Democracy and civil society;...
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InstitutionCarleton University
Reitz, Jeffrey G.

Jeff Reitz focuses on the social, economic and political experiences of immigrant and ethnic populations.  His current comparative research examines the experience of Muslim immigration in France, Quebec and Canada, based on extensive quantitative data and new qualitative interviews.  This project is supported by a Marie Curie International Fellowship from the European Commission, and a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.  During 2012-2014 he was affiliated with L’école des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris.
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Fields of expertiseEmployment experiences of immigrant and ethnic populati...
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InstitutionMunk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, 1...
Professional statusFull Professor
Sahadeo, Jeff

Jeff Sahadeo teaching and research interests include the eastwards expansion of the European Union, diaspora, migration, and empire in Eastern Europe and Asia. He also works on issues of colonialism, nationality, frontiers, and borders in relations of power and the creation of identities and states. Jeff Sahadeo has conducted extensive work in Uzbekistan.  His current research focuses on issues of migration and interethnic contact between Asian populations of the (former) Soviet Union and majority Russians in the cities of Leningrad/ St. Petersburg and Moscow in the post World War II era.
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Fields of expertiseEastern European, Russian and Central Asian politics, s...
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InstitutionInstitute of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, C...
Professional statusAssistant Professor
Vallet, Elisabeth

Elisabeth Vallet is an Associate Professor and a Research Director in geopolitics at the Raoul-Dandurand Chair at the University of Quebec at Montreal. Transatlantic relations and EU-US constitutional analysis are her major fields of interest.
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Fields of expertiseTransatlantic relations EU-US constitutional analysis
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InstitutionUniversité du Québec à Montréal
Professional statusAssociate Professor