PJIWGS/FIST welcomes Amrita Hari as our new Director on July 1, 2022. Professor Hari is an Associate Professor who joined Carleton in 2013. She has a BA Hons and MA in Geography from University of Toronto and a DPhil in Geography from University of Oxford, and she was appointed as a Postdoctoral Fellow at York University. Hari is interested in broader questions around global migrations, transnationalism, diaspora, and citizenship. More specifically, she examines reconfigurations of gender roles, historical and migration policies, and the intersectional identities and acts of resistance of migrants and other non-citizens.
Her research has been published in Signs, Gender, Work & Organization, International Migration, Refuge, and the International Journal of Qualitative Methods. She is funded by multiple internal and external grants, including her most recent SSHRC Insight Grant (2020-2025) with Prof. Luciara Nardon, as well as consultancies with Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada. She teaches undergraduate and graduate classes on global migrations and citizenship, feminism, anti-racism, post- and de-coloniality, and social research methods.
She extends gratitude to all members and friends of our Institute and is eager to assume her new role, as we launch our much anticipated new name and the future directions for our Institute continue to evolve.