Roda Siad

Roda Siad is a PhD student in Communication Studies at McGill University. Her research interests are in the intersection between technology, migration, and humanitarianism. Her doctoral study examines the challenges and opportunities around the use of blockchain technology in the humanitarian aid sector. She is a recipient of the Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarship (2019-2022). Roda is also passionate about documentary filmmaking. Her award-winning film and media projects have been presented across Canada as well as in the US, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the UK, the Czech Republic, and Japan. She is an alumna of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) Fellowship Programme. In addition to research and film, Roda is involved in community work and currently serves as a board member at The Refugee Centre in Montreal.

She holds an MA in Media Production from Ryerson University and a BA in History and English Literature from the University of Calgary.

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