Graduate Programme in Development Studies
Research Keywords: Work; labour; digital sexual violence; migrant workers; feminist; Indonesia migrant women; Malaysia; Southeast Asia; migration; gender; technology; gender-based violence
Ashlynn Chand graduated from the University of Alberta with Bachelor of Arts in English and Psychology. She worked as a freelance journalist and editor before starting her masters degree. She has written for Ricochet Media, Toronto Star, The Tyee, Jacobin, The Walrus, Xtra Magazine, and was a labour reporting intern at PressProgress. During her short time as a reporter, she covered topics relating to community, migrants and women. She is a child of the internet and spends too much time online, leading her to become interested in feminist digital spaces. Working at Amazon and writing about sex workers, she became interested in the ways gender, migration, labour and technology intersect. Her research plan is to study how digital sexual violence affects migrant women/workers in Malaysia or alternatively the impact of technology-facilitated sexual violence in the Global South.