Three Sociology graduate students receive Harney fellowships for 2021

July 13, 2021 by Victoria Shi

Congratulations to Jessica Stallone, Samia Tecle, and Man Xu, PhD students in Sociology, for receiving the R.F. Harney Graduate Research Fellowship in Ethnic, Immigration, and Pluralism Studies at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Policy. The Harney Fellowship offers funding to advanced graduate students conducting research in areas related to citizenship, migration, and diversity.

Jessica Stallone studies the racialization of Muslims, the embedding of politics of race and gender in public debates in Canada, and nativist logics that promote Islamophobia on social media. To support her research on anti-Muslim sentiment in Canada, she was awarded a Quebec grant (FRQSC). Jessica is also the session coordinator and co-organizer for the Race and Ethnicity Research Cluster at the CSA.

Samia Tecle's research focuses on immigration and refugee studies. Specifically, she studies the relationship between mobility, global inequality, and the migration controls that influence Canada's refugee migration. Samia's dissertation is titled "A False Bifurcation?: Understanding Canada’s Inland Asylum Determination and Refugee Resettlement as an Interconnected System". 

Man Xu's research interests lie in the areas of global migration, transnationalism, and racial and ethnic identity. In her dissertation titled "Explaining Chinese Independent Migration to Iran: Dynamic Migration Trajectories and Flexible Adaptation", she studies the trade activities and social relations of Hui Muslim traders in Yiwu, China.

These students are joining six other PhD students from across the university as part of the Harney intellectual community. You can read more about their fellowships and the program here.