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Centre for Research in Cultural Studies (CRiCS)


Dr. Shauna LabmanCRiCS would like to introduce another new member: Shauna Labman. Dr. Labman is a legal scholar who writes and speaks extensively on refugee law, resettlement and private refugee sponsorship within a broader context of human rights and public international law. She focuses on the layered influences of law on public policy and government positioning. Her book, Crossing Law’s Border: Canada’s Refugee Resettlement Program (UBC Press 2019, see our Member Publications page for a feature!) examines the intersection of international rights, responsibility and obligation in the absence of a legal scheme for refugee resettlement. She is co-editor (with Geoffrey Cameron) of Strangers to Neighbours: Refugee Sponsorship in Context (MQUP, 2020) which explains the origins and development of refugee sponsorship, paying particular attention to the unintended consequences and ethical dilemmas it produces for refugee policy. Welcome, Shauna!

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