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Rachel McNally

Project Editor-in-Chief

I am a PhD Candidate in Political Science at Carleton University. I am currently working on collaborative LERRN projects about the history of solutions for refugees and about the impacts of resettlement for refugees who are left behind in Kenyan refugee camps. I also edit the LERRN Working Papers Series and other LERRN publications. In the past, I have worked alongside other LERRN team members to analyze prominent journals in forced migration studies looking at geographic representation, content, and access. I appreciate how LERRN brings together such a diverse group of people from around the world, and from inside and outside academia. I first became involved in refugee issues as a member of my church’s refugee sponsorship group in small-town Nova Scotia. Beyond LERRN, my work looks at the resettlement of refugees with disabilities, Canada’s refugee sponsorship programs, and refugee sponsorship in small and rural communities across Canada.