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51:32This episode features the collective work of three scholars about their book, Containing Diversity: Canada and the Politics of Immigration in the 21st Century - an important teaching tool but also essential reading for those working and thinking about immigration policy. Yasmeen Abu-Laban, Ethel Tungohan, Christina Gabriel talk about care work as a methodology, the contradictions in our immigration policy and the preferred versus the restricted categories that animate our system.
Writing and Migrating with Immigrant Writers Association
13:38In this episode I speak with Gabriela Casineanu about the Immigrant Writers Association, how writing can be cathartic and an important way to share stories and perspectives of migrants. Check out their four anthologies of writing from various writers.
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Oceans of Law
48:58Meet Renisa Mawani, Canada Research Chair in Colonial Legal Histories at the University of British Columbia. She is the author of Across Oceans of Law published by Duke University Press. I speak with Renisa about her research tracing the currents and counter-currents of British / colonial law and Indian radicalism through the 1914 journey of the SS Komagata Maru.
Refuge and Shaping Human Potential
56:00Meet Heba Gowayed, an economic sociologist at Boston University. She is the author of "Refuge: How the State Shapes Human Potential". Her book follows the journeys of Syrians who sought refuge in Canada, Germany and the United States. Dr. Gowayed's insights in how states design refugee programs and how that affects people's resettlement experiences is illuminating.
Immigration Bureaucracy & Postwar Policymaking
56:46Meet Jennifer Elrick, professor in the Department of Sociology at McGill University. Author of Making Middle-Class Multiculturalism: Immigration Bureaucrats and Policymaking in Postwar Canada, we talk about how bureaucrats in the federal government drove policy making in the area of immigration through their review of who is admissible to Canada in individual decision-making. A fascinating look at how Canada's immigration system was built in the administrative arm and how perceptions of race, skillsets and family are reflected in policy.
Beast at Every Threshold
33:03Meet Natalie Wee, a queer poet who writes about migration, borders, papers, and interrogates what it means to be a queer, racialized person in Canada. We talk about what it is like to live with precarious immigration status, and how writing is a source of comfort and advocacy.
50:19Meet Deepan Budlakoti. Born and raised in Canada, Deepan had a Canadian birth certificate and Canadian passport. Then one day he was told he was not a citizen and overnight he became a foreigner and stateless. We talk about how he became stateless, what his life in limbo is like, and what you can do to support his fight to reclaim his citizenship.
Refugee Resettlement and Law's Borders
1:02:56Meet Dr. Shauna Labman, the expert on refugee resettlement in Canada. She is an award winning author of two books: Crossing Law's Border: Canada's Refugee Resettlement Program and Strangers to Neighbours: Refugee Sponsorship in Context. We talk about what is resettlement, the complementary features of the program, and critiques and concerns as the program evolves. We also talk about the current refugee situation globally in Afghanistan and Ukraine in particular.
Francesca Ekwuyasi's Butter Honey Pig Bread
36:34Meet author Francesca Ekwuyasi, author of Butter Honey Pig Bread. Her debut novel was longlisted for the 2020 Giller Prize, finalist for CBC's 2021 Canada Reads competition, the 2021 Lambda Literary Ward, 2021 Governor General's Award, the 2021 Amazon Canada First Novel Award and the 2021 ReLit Award. We talk about migration but also about folklore, food, relationships and writing.