Launch of Twice Migrated, Twice Displaced: Indian and Pakistani Transnational Households in Canada by Tania Das Gupta
Dr. Tania Das Gupta is a Professor in the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies. She is currently also the Affirmative Action, Equity, and Inclusivity Officer there. In addition to her academic work, she has a long experience in community work with immigrant women and anti-racism and has acted as a consultant for human rights lawyers and nurses’ groups on numerous cases of racial harassment. In bridging the gap between academy and practice, Das Gupta’s latest book, Twice Migrated, Twice Displaced, will appeal to both academic scholars and immigrant and refugee settlement practitioners. Twice Migrated, Twice Displaced explores the lives of “twice migrated” Gulf South Asians who arrived in the Greater Toronto Area from India and Pakistan via Persian Gulf countries such as the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. Drawing on in-depth interviews, Tania Das Gupta reveals the multiple migration patterns of this unique group and the class, gender, racial, and religious discrimination they have encountered. She analyzes such themes as class mobility, the formation of transnational families, and identities in a post-9/11 context. How does the Canadian labour market affect transnationalism? Are immigrants being strategic in using step migration and transnational living practices?
You can now register for the book launch of Twice migrated, Twice displace, on Thursday, March 24, 2022, from 12:30 to 13:45 EST.
This event is co-presented by the Global Labour Research Centre and the York Centre for Asian Research at York University. Also connect with Dr. Tania Das Gupta to learn more about the project.