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Maggie Perzyna

Research Assistant
EducationLLB, Osgoode Hall, York University and MA, Immigration & Settlement Studies, Ryerson University

Maggie Perzyna has an LLB from Osgoode Hall and recently completed her MA in Immigration & Settlement Studies at Ryerson University (2020). Her Major Research Paper looked at the discursive similarities between the ways in which 'irregular asylum seekers' and Indigenous 'protesters' are depicted in the popular news media. Maggie is currently working on a collaborative project with Dr. Sandeep Agrawal at the University of Alberta which examines the matching criteria used by the IRCC to resettle Government Assisted Refugees. She is also leveraging her decades of work in Toronto‚Äôs restaurant industry to study the impact of COVID-19 on immigrants working in hospitality.

Recent publications

(2020/15) PDF fileThe Substance of Solidarity: What the Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic Says About the Global Refugee Regime, opens in new window