CARFMS Graduate/Law Student Essay Contest

 

Winners of the CARFMS Graduate/Law Student Essay Contest

2020

Winner: “Unpacking knowledge-practices in social movements: The Canadian Rohingya social movement,” Yuriko Cowper-Smith, University of Guelph

Runners up (in no particular order): 

  • “Fleeing Domestic Violence, Fleeing Transphobia: Examining Intimate Partner Violence Asylum Claims Involving Transgender Claimants,” Shannon Russell,  University of British Columbia
  • “Deciding Who to Sponsor in Canada’s Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program,” Ian van Haren, McGill University
  • Naples: Sanctuary City?,” Travis Moore, York University

2019

Winner: ” HISTORICALLY SPANISH: Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and the changing nature of Suspect Communities vis-à-vis racialization mechanisms,” Angelica Hasbon, York University

Runners up (in no particular order):

  • “Balanced reporting? Constructing the refugee in news coverage of the Syrian refugee crisis in Canada and the UK,” Man Xu
  • “Social Movement Theory & Italy’s Migrant Question,” Travis Moore, York University
  • “Decolonizing Research Ethics in Kakuma Refugee Camp,” Neil Bilotta, McGill University

2018

Winner: “Like a tree without leaves”: Syrian refugee women and the shifting meaning of Marriage​”, Dina Taha, York University

Runners up (in no particular order): 

2017

Winner:Family Reunification in Canada: Towards Authentic Humanitarianism​,” (PDF) Tania Dargy, Ryerson University

Runners up (in no particular order): 

2016

Winner: David Suk, McGill University (david.suk@mail.mcgill.ca), for his paper: “Febles v Canada: A plainly wrong plain-text interpretation of Article 1F(b)”

Runners up (in no particular order): 

We thank everyone who submitted to this contest.

2015

Winner: Congratulations to Sasha Lallouz for winning the 2015 essay contest for her paper titled “The Credible Claimant meets the Credible Autobiographer”

Runners up (in no particular order): 

  • Peter Grbac, “Politicizing Protection: India and its 1971 Refugees”, McGill University
  • Ecem Oskay, “Conceptualizing Refugee Agency”, McGill University
  • Kathryn Dennler, “Undoing Immigration Status in the UK”, York University

We thank everyone who submitted to this contest.

2013

Congratulations to Anaël Aram Tchoulfian for winning the 2013 essay contest!  Anaël is a graduate student at the University of Montreal.

La politique d’asile dans l’Union européenne face à l’article 3 de la Convention Européenne des Droits de l’Homme et le principe de non-refoulement: Évolutions, doutes et certitudes – Anaël Aram Tchoulfian, University of Montreal

We also congratulate the shortlisted candidates Tanya Aberman (York University) and Jeewon Min (University of British Columbia).  We thank everyone who submitted to this contest.

Runners up (in no particular order): 

Surrogate Protection in Canada and Potential Nationality in South Korea: Does a North Korean Asylum-Seeker have a “genuine link” to South Korea? – Jeewon Min, University of British Columbia

 Gendered Perspectives on Refugee Determination in Canada  – Tanya Aberman, York University

2012

Congratulations to Christophe Sevigny for winning  the 2012  essay contest! Christophe is a PhD student in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University.

Starting From Refugees Themselves: Sketch for an Institutional Ethnography of Refugee Resettlement – Christophe Sevigny, Carleton University

2011

Congratulations to Justin Mohammed for winning the 2011 essay contest and runner up, Andrea Clegg.

Exclusion in International Refugee Law: 20th Century Principles for 21st Century Practice? – Justin Mohammed

Runners up (in no particular order): 

One Roof, One Right: Refugee Claimants and the Right to Social Housing – Andrea Clegg, McGill University