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My research interests are centered around West Indian migrants that primarily focuses on earlier migrant populations (1950 – 1970). In order to further explore the complex narrative of West Indian settlement in Vancouver, I place emphasis on translating the oral traditions of West Indian cultural practices into textual documents. I rely on ethnography to ground the basis of my research, focusing on the life experiences of West Indian elders. By presenting their life stories, West Indian narratives based in Vancouver take their place in academic spaces and conversations, making their history more accessible to the public. Building upon initial analysis to enhance their visibility, giving better opportunity for further analysis and discussion.
Anh holds a BA (Hons) in Media and Cultural Studies from Newcastle University, England. As a Vietnamese who has lived most of her life in Ukraine, she has always been interested in exploring identities beyond their predetermined boundaries, such as nationality, and the way this understanding can bring a more complex dynamics of the society into view. Anh’s current research interest involves examining innovative communication practices (especially through grassroots initiatives) that contribute to the social change. Anh loves travelling, photography, and books, and in her free time enjoys exploring new places with her camera.
Derrick is an author, journalist and editor. A veteran social movement organizer and contributor to indie media projects in Canada, he is a co-founder and editorial collective member of Ricochet.Media – a national and bilingual progressive media outlet based in Montreal. His research examines journalism and the global climate emergency. Derrick is the author of Michael Ignatieff: The Lesser Evil? and the co-author, with Afghanistan’s Malalai Joya, of A Woman Among Warlords. He has a B.A. and B.Ed from the University of British Columbia.