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Lalai Manjikian

Lalai Manjikian is a PhD candidate with research interests in media and migration. Her dissertation entitled Refugee narratives in Montreal: negotiating everyday social exclusion and inclusion is based on interviews conducted with refugees and drawing from various disciplines such as sociology, urban studies, and documentary theatre. The dissertation examines how both social exclusion and inclusion unfold within the everyday lives of refugee claimants residing within Montreal’s distinct urban fabric. With an emphasis on social inclusion and by highlighting refugee agency, her project challenges the negative perceptions commonly associated with refugees.