Yvonne Su
Yvonne Su
Assistant Professor
Department of Equity Studies, York University
Research keywords: Migration and development; refugee protection; disaster risk reduction
Yvonne Su is an Assistant Professor in Department of Equity Studies in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies. Yvonne is a specialist on forced migration, climate change-induced displacement, migrant remittances and post-disaster recovery. She holds a PhD in Political Science and International Development from the University of Guelph and a MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies from the University of Oxford.

Broadly, her research interests focus on migration and development, refugee protection and disaster risk reduction. Her current research examines South-South humanitarian responses in the context of forced migration using the case study of Venezuelan LGBTQI+ asylum seekers in Brazil. Previously, Yvonne spent seven months in the Philippines researching the role of migrant remittances in post-disaster recovery after Typhoon Haiyan.

Yvonne’s work has been supported by grants and fellowships from SSHRC, IDRC, Canadian Heritage, the Government of Ontario and the Mackenzie King Scholarship Trust. She is also the recipient of over 25 national and international awards and scholarships including the Young Woman of Distinction Award and the University of Guelph’s Young Alumni Award.

Her publications have appeared in journals such as Critical Asian Studies, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Gender, Place & Culture, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, Disaster Prevention and Management, World Development Perspectives, and Philippines Political Science Journal.

Representative Publications:
– Cuaton, G., & Su, Y. (2020). “Local-indigenous Knowledge and Practices on Disaster Risk Reduction: Insights from Post-Haiyan Philippines.” International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 48.
– Mangada, L., & Su, Y. (2019). “Achieving human security after a disaster: the case of the Haiyan widows.” Philippines Political Science Journal, 40.
– Su, Y., & Tanyag, M. (2019). “Globalising Myths of Survival: Post-disaster Households after Typhoon Haiyan.” Gender, Place & Culture, 26(3).
– Eadie, P., & Su, Y. (2018). “Post-Disaster Social Capital: Trust, Equity, Bayanihan and Typhoon Yolanda.” Disaster Prevention and Management, 27(3).
– Su, Y., & Mangada, L. (2017). “A Tide that Does Not Lift All Boats: The Surge of Remittances in Post-Disaster Recovery in Tacloban City, Philippines.” Critical Asian Studies, 50(1).
– Preibisch, K., Dodd, W., & Su, Y. (2016). “Pursuing the Capabilities Approach within the Global Governance of Migration.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 42(13).