Research Presentations (2023/2024)

Mahtab Sirdani | Food Rituals: Marginality and Hospitality of Muslim Immigrants

Thursday, February 29th, 2024, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM, via Zoom Mahtab Sirdani’s presentation, titled “Food Rituals: Marginality and Hospitality of Muslim Migrants,” explores an anthropological study of religious food rituals. She delves into the significance of such rituals in the lives of Muslim Iranian migrants in North America and explores how these rituals provide coping strategies […]

Farrukh Christie | Climate Migration Research: Present Status and Collaborative Possibilities

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2023, 10:30–11:30 AM, via Zoom Climate change is an existential threat, with its impacts ranging from wildfires, rising sea levels, increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather events leading to mass insecurities at a global level. Among such insecurities, population displacement and migration, both internal and across borders, are calling for better […]

Anne Murphy | Caste in Canada: A Community-Engaged Research Project

Friday, October 27th, 2023, 10:30–11:30 AM, via Zoom   This is an online talk about the “Caste in Canada” project with Professor Anne Murphy (UBC), Jai Birdi (Executive Director, Chetna Association of Canada), Mohini, a project participant, and members of the Migration Narratives Group. The “Caste in Canada” project seeks to document the oral histories […]