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Elise Hjalmarson New

Elise HJALMARSON

PhD Researcher in Anthropology and Sociology
Spoken languages
English, Spanish
Areas of expertise
  • International migration
  • Mobility
  • Migration and Labour
  • Gender, women and public policies
  • Ethnicity
  • The social and political construction of race and ethnicity
  • Ethics and morality
Geographical Region of Expertise
  • Europe
  • South America
  • North America
  • North-South relations

PhD Thesis

 

PhD Supervisor: Valerio Simoni

Expected completion date: 2022-2023

 

Profile

 

My doctoral research explores gendered subjectivities and the everyday negotiation of competing desires, aspirations, and values among Cuban women living in Spain. In my role as Research Assistant for the ERC-funded project 'Returning to a Better Place: The (Re)assessment of the "Good Life" in Times of Crisis' led by Dr. Valerio Simoni, I also consider the geographic mooring of aspirations and ask what, exactly, those who move pursue in their journeys toward a 'better' life. Prior to undertaking my PhD, I co-founded migrant justice group Radical Action with Migrants in Agriculture (RAMA Okanagan) and taught Latin American Studies at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua. Both my scholarship and activism are situated at the intersection of gender, migration, and Latin American studies.

Country of origin: Canada

 

Research Interests

 

  • Migration
  • Labour
  • Affect and Emotion
  • Belonging
  • Gender
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Borders
  • Nationalism
  • Qualitative Methodologies
  • Spain
  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Canada

 

Relevant Publications and Works

 

 

Academic Work Experience


Teaching Experience

2018. Lecturer, 'Multicultural Pedagogy', Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua (UNAN) and Kulturstudien, León, Nicaragua.

2017-2018. Lecturer, 'Latin American Studies I', Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua (UNAN) and Kulturstudien, León, Nicaragua.

2016-2018. Seminar Leader, 'Estudios Latinoamericános II', Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicarauga (UNAN) and Kulturstudien, León, Nicaragua.

2013-2015. Teaching Assistant, 'Global Politics', 'International Politics', and 'Currents of Political Thought', The University of British Columbia, Kelowna, Canada.

2013. Course Co-Instructor, 'Cultural Images of Latin America', The University of British Columbia, Kelowna, Canada.


Research Experience

Research Assistant for the ERC-funded project 'Returning to a Better Place: The (Re)assessment of the "Good Life" in Times of Crisis' led by Dr Valerio Simoni
 

Fellowships, Grants and Awards

 

2018-2022. Research Assistantship, ERC and the Graduate Institute.

2014. University Graduate Fellowship, The University of British Columbia.

2013. University Graduate Fellowship, The University of British Columbia.

2013. Canadian Federation of University Women Scholarship—Kelowna Chapter.

2013-2016. Numerous grants won for migrant justice group RAMA.

 

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