Heather Donald

Heather Donald is a Masters student at York University in the Graduate Program in Development Studies.  Her OGS-funded thesis explores access to higher education for refugees in Malawi using qualitative interviews and oral histories from Dzaleka Refugee Camp. Her research also examines the possibilities for knowledge production and spaces of expression for asylum-seeker and refugee students in camp settings, and the opportunities they present for development actors. Similarly, she is interested the interaction between mixed migration flows and country of first asylum in a developing state context. Heather is also a Teaching Assistant for African Studies, and she is involved with a number of local level initiatives for newcomers to Canada.

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