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Jhordan Layne, PhD in English Language & Literature, supervised by Dr Chris Bongie

Topic: Celestial Bodies and Spiritual Possessions Overview: Jhordan’s thesis explores the representation of religion and superstition in the work of two Jamaican novelists Kei Miller and Marlon James. Through that exploration he also uncovers new perspectives on the colonial and postcolonial histories of Jamaica that continue to shape ideas of race, gender, and violence throughout the  Caribbean Diaspora. In his Continue Reading

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Safa Moussoud, PhD in English Language & Literature, supervised by Dr Petra Fachinger

Topic: The cultural production of Muslim youth of the 1.5 and second generation Overview: My research is interested in the identity construction of Muslim youth who grew up in the shadow of 9/11 and more importantly the global war on terror. I examine art by and about Muslim youth to analyze how the ongoing social and political Continue Reading

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Suyin, Jhordan, Safa, Aprajita

Topic: Scholars of Colour in Watson Hall Overview: Join CJ the DJ for a conversation with Scholars of Colour at Watson Hall. Safa Moussoud, Jhordan Layne, Suyin Olguin (PhD English), & recent graduate Dr. Aprajita Sarcar (PhD History will be discussing their academic research and their experiences of being graduate students of colour at Queen’s. Web page Continue Reading

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Liv Rondeau, Masters in Education supervised by Dr Lindsay Morcom

Topic: Language Revitalization. Overview: Language revitalization research recognizes and honours the rights of all Indigenous people to have their needs fulfilled physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. Through this research, I can contribute to language revitalization efforts as well as aiding Indigenous children in developing a strong Indigenous identity that executes pride and power as an urban Indigenous Continue Reading

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Martina Jakubchik-Paloheimo, PhD in Human Geography supervised by Dr Heather Castleden

Topic: Land reconciliation, a new critical geography of peace in the Ecuadorian Amazon: Empowering Shuar resilience and resurgence through two-eyed learning. Overview: This research will work in collaboration with the Shuar community in Ecuador, specifically with the community of Chiriap, Shuar family lineage who are seeking to conserve and preserve both their ancestral knowledge and land against Continue Reading

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Rachel Kuzmich, PhD in Geography & Planning supervised by Dr Paul Treitz

Topic: Examining bird habitat structure across space and over time using remote sensing data. Overview: My research will contribute to an enhanced understanding of habitat occupancy by using airborne laser scanning to describe and quantify relevant habitat structure. It will also make a methodological contribution to the emerging field of ecoacoustics by developing and testing a method Continue Reading

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Megan Tucker, M.Ed in Education, supervised by Dr Elizabeth MacEachren

 Topic: Experiences that inspires one to be an Environmentalist Overview: The purpose of this research is to explore environmentalists’ perceptions and sense of oneness with the natural world. By listening to the stories of environmentalists, this study will explore participants’ significant life experiences, and the everlasting sensory impression of those experiences on current understanding of their Continue Reading

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