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Salina Abji

Postdoctoral Scholar

Degrees:Ph.D. (Toronto)

Salina Abji is a SSHRC postdoctoral scholar working under the supervision of Dr. Daiva Stasiulis. Salina’s current research investigates 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. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto (2017) and a Master’s degree in Women’s Studies from Oxford University. Salina’s doctoral dissertation titled Emerging Logics of Citizenship: Activism in Response to Precarious Migration and Gendered Violence in an Era of Securitization was awarded the 2016 Dennis William Magill Canada Research Award for best dissertation or published paper on Canadian society by a PhD student in Sociology at the University of Toronto.