Erin Goheen Glanville
Erin Goheen Glanville, Ph.D. (McMaster University) is a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada. She is also a Research Associate at the Centre for Policy Studies on Culture and Communities. She is the co-editor of Countering Displacements: The Creativity and Resilience of Indigenous and Refugee-ed Peoples (University of Alberta Press, 2012) and has published articles and book chapters connecting refugee narratives to humanitarian communication, international relations’ “responsibility to protect,” diaspora theory and transnationalism, faith-based activism, and globalization and postcolonial studies. Her most recent publication is “Refracting Exoticism in Video Representations of the Victim-Refugee: K’Naan, Angelina Jolie, and Research Responsibilities” in Crossings: Journal of Migration and Culture (forthcoming 2018). Glanville’s current SSHRC-funded project, “Digital Storytelling as a Method for Critical Dialogue on Refugees in Canada,” is exploring how to mobilise collaborative and differently positioned knowledge about asylum keywords. The research involves gathering footage from in-depth research interviews with people holding a variety of expertise on refugee discourse and creating multimedia educational resources for Worn Words, a listening project on ordinary terms and stories about forced migration. This work is done in partnership with refugee claimant support organisations and aims to mobilise critical refugee studies research for NGOs working with refugees in a way that promotes a culture of listening and care. She also runs workshops for community groups using multimedia narratives to spark critical discussions about the way media shapes representations of refugee-ed people. She offers professional development retreats for humanitarian organisations on their practice of storytelling.