2018 interns:

My name is Carlo, Haitian by birth and global citizen by choice. I hold a BA in Psychology as well as a BA and a Master’s in Sociology at Lumière Lyon 2 University in France. I am currently completing my second Master’s in Sociology at York University on Haitian forced migrants and refugees in North America. My professional experiences include 7 years of teaching languages as well as participating in various missions of International Solidarity, intercultural projects and academic research in Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Azin is a  fourth year PhD student in Political Science at York University. She completed her Master’s degree at York University and Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on global patterns in environmental migration and the nexus between environmental displacement and labour migration.

Originally from Ottawa, Ontario, John is a 1st year Development Studies M.A. student and Refugee Studies Diploma candidate. John’s graduate research is interested in the varying means higher education institutions (HEIs) in Berlin have responded to the 2015 refugee influx.

Sarah is a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology at York University. Her research interests include: immigration and refugee policies, migration, citizenship and belonging, and identity politics. Her dissertation explores the relationship between identity and hierarchies of power and control within and across the spatial and temporal conceptions of territorial borders and boundaries.

Omar is a Graduate Student in the Department of Education at York University. His research interests include post-secondary education and refugees, the connections between education and community development, the future of forced migrants and how education can mediate their future prospects. He is currently a Teaching Assistant for the Borderless Higher Education for Refugees project (BHER) housed at York University. Professionally, he has served as the Regional Manager for a Canadian NGO where he took particular interest in education projects. He has also been a teacher abroad in an international setting.