Team Structure 


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Katherine Baxter, Co Project Director

Katherine is a doctoral candidate in Sociology at the University of Edinburgh School of Social and Political Sciences.  Her research interests broadly revolve around the intersections among education practices, social change, global aid/development practices and sustainabilities. More specifically, her PhD research inquires into youth livelihoods and the materiality of the 'global schooling project' in Nepal.


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Arek Dakessian, Co Project Director

Arek is a doctoral candidate in Sociology at the University of Edinburgh School of Social and Political Sciences. His research is focused on networks of filmmaking and cultural production, with a focus on the Middle East.

 


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David Anderson, Creativity Coordinator

David is a doctoral candidate in Sociology at the University of Edinburgh School of Social and Political Sciences. His research interests address processes of community formation and social marginalisation within urban contexts.


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Johannes Langer, Internal Communications Manager

Johannes is a doctoral candidate in Sociology at the University of Edinburgh. His research explores issues of racism, nationalism, immigration, and the social dimensions of Europe's rightist populist parties.


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Nathalia Salamanca-Sarmiento, Colombian Field Coordinator

Nathalia is a doctoral candidate in Sociology at the University of Edinburgh School of Social and Political Sciences. Her research explores former child soldiers’ narratives in Colombia as a way to contest the mainstream discourse on the human experience of child soldiering and to explore how these narratives can contribute to the understanding of childhood during war.


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Marie-Eve Hamel, Project Coordinator

Marie-Eve has a PhD from the University of Edinburgh School of Social and Political Science. Her PhD research analysed how survivors of wartime sexual violence in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Rwanda are being reintegrated into their communities in the aftermath of ethnic violence.


Megan McManus, Research Officer

Meg earned her Masters in Nationalism Studies, with a special emphasis on refugee identity formation and construction while in displacement, from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.  In her current role at the Office of Refugee Resettlement in Washington, DC, she acts as the the project manager and outreach specialist for the Refugee Health Promotion initiative, working with states and resettlement voluntary agencies in their quest to bring health equity to refugee communities across the United States. 


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Nichole Fernández, Design Coordinator 

Nichole is a doctoral researcher in Sociology at the University of Edinburgh. Her research combines topics of national identity, European identity, visual sociology, nation branding, postmodern identities, and technology focusing on the role of images and design in society and the importance of the visual within national identity. 


Andreas Zaunseder, Volunteer

Andreas is a doctoral candidate in Sociology at the University of Edinburgh School of Social and Political Sciences. His research interests target public engagement, the conception of the human roles "citizen" and "labourer"  as well as alternative forms of economic organisation.


Yuji Shimohira Calvo, Volunteer

Yuji is a doctoral candidate in Sociology at the University of Edinburgh School of Social and Political Sciences. His research interests are chiefly focus on political participation, social movements, and critical theory.


Nannie Sköld, Volunteer

Nannie is a final year undergraduate student in Sociology at the University of Edinburgh. Her research interests include issues of national identities in contexts of forced displacement.


James Gao, Volunteer

James is a medical student at the University of Edinburgh hoping to specialise in psychiatry with psychotherapy. His research focuses on psychological trauma and healing in contexts of genocide, mass violence and conflicts. 


Devina Buckshee, Volunteer

Devina is a final year undergraduate student in Sociology and Politics at the University of Edinburgh. Her main research interests lie in the gendered impact of displacements and how gender identity affects the lived experiences of refugees. She is also interested in deconstructing the mainstream narratives of victimhood assigned to refugees. 


Mari Lehva, Volunteer

Mari is a third year undergraduate student in Sociology at the University of Edinburgh. Her research interests include gender in displacement contexts, discourse analysis and narratives of lived experience, sociology of dance and intersectional feminism


Sarah Walsh, Volunteer

Sarah is a visiting student in Sociology and Politics at the University of Edinburgh. Her research interests include the intended and inadvertent effects of policies concerning marginalized identity groups and ways to facilitate more ethical and effective public policy and governance.


Arla Kaukua, Volunteer

Arla is a final year undergraduate student in Sociology and Social Anthropology. Her research interests include intercultural communities, experiences of belonging and interactive approaches to integration.


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Annabel Moodie, Volunteer

Annabel graduated from Edinburgh University with a degree in Social Anthropology and has recently completed a Masters in Ethnographic and Documentary Filmmaking at UCL.  She has a particular interest in visual anthropology, participatory filmmaking and ideas around social sustainability and belonging.