Areej Alshammiry Alshammiry
Graduate Programme in Sociology, York University
Research keywords: Nation-state; citizenship; (im)migration; statelessness; Arab Gulf; Canada
Areej is a researcher, PhD student in Sociology, and a community activist. She researches, writes, advocates and consults on statelessness. Her work is inspired by post/de-colonial, Marxist, abolitionist, Indigenous and anti-racist feminist frameworks. She is interested in exploring the colonial, careceral, capitalist, racial and patriarchal foundations of the nation-state, citizenship, (im)migration and statelessness in the context of the Arab Gulf and Canada. Coming from a stateless background herself, she is a member of growing global network comprised of activists, NGOs and academics working on statelessness. Outside the world of academia and research, Areej enjoys hiking, cooking, cross-fit, soccer, gardening, reading, travelling, and cuddling with her cats.