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Rachel McNally

PhD student

Degrees:MA Political Science Carleton (2020), BA Hons Politics Acadia University (2018)

Rachel started the PhD program in September 2020. Her research focuses on refugee policy, especially community-based refugee sponsorship in Canada, including in rural areas. For her dissertation project, working with Professor James Milner, Rachel hopes to study resettlement for refugees with disabilities in Canada. Within the department, Rachel enjoys working as a Teaching Assistant in courses related to migration and world politics. Rachel also enjoys her role as the Knowledge Mobilization and Translation Officer for LERRN, the Local Engagement Refugee Research Network. She is one of the lead researchers with the project “From Anecdotes to Evidence: Research-Based Recommendations for Supporting Rural and Remote Sponsorship” funded by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada and hosted at the Prentice Institute at the University of Lethbridge.