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Diaspora and Transnational Studies

Faculty List

Professor 
K. O'Neill, MA, Ph D 

Associate Professors 
K. MacDonald, MA, Ph D (University of Toronto Scarborough) 
A. Shternshis, MA, Ph D 

Introduction

Interdisciplinary program

Where is home? Need it be in one place? Is it always attached to territory? Diaspora and transnational studies examines the historical and contemporary movements of peoples and the complex problems of identity and experience to which these movements give rise as well as the creative possibilities that flow from movement. The program is comparative and interdisciplinary, drawing from the social sciences, history and the arts. Students are required to take a year long course that offers an introduction to a broad array of themes and disciplinary methodologies. The program offers a wide selection of additional courses, giving students the opportunity to learn about a range of diasporic communities as well as key debates in the field.