As a post-doctoral research fellow at York University, Marshia Akbar provides research support for the SSHRC partnership titled ‘Migration and Resilience in Urban Canada’, which includes analyzing trends in migration and settlement in Ontario and Quebec metropolitan areas, engaging in knowledge mobilization activities, and publishing journal articles and research reports. She earned a doctorate degree in Geography from York University with a focus on migration and settlement in August 2016. Her research broadly encompasses economic and social integration of South Asians in Canada. She is particularly interested in exploring the ways in which intersections of race, gender, class and religion/ethnicity influence the labour market integration and settlement process of South Asian immigrants.
Keywords: Migration and settlement; geography; identity and intersectionality; South Asian diaspora; ethnic economy; mixed methods research