Salina Abji will be joining the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University in the Fall of 2016 as a SSHRC postdoctoral scholar (2016-2018). Working under the supervision of Dr. Daiva Stasiulis, Salina’s research will study social activism in response to immigration detention practices in Canada, focusing on the role of advocates in negotiating, contesting, and reproducing state power over borders and citizenship. The project builds on her doctoral dissertation, which studied activists’ efforts to address violence against women with precarious immigration status in Toronto, Canada.
Salina is currently a PhD candidate (ABD) in Sociology at the University of Toronto. She holds a Master’s degree in Women’s Studies from Oxford University and completed her BA in Women’s Studies and English at York University. Her article published in Citizenship Studies on “Post-nationalism Re-Considered: a case study of the ‘No One Is Illegal’ movement in Canada” was awarded the best graduate paper in Sociology at the University of Toronto. Salina is also a member of the Rights of Non-Status Women’s network in Toronto where she does community-based advocacy work related to her research. Further details of Salina’s work are available on her academia.edu profile