Catherine Nolin is an Associate Professor of Geography and Chair of the Interdisciplinary Studies graduate program the University of Northern British Columbia. She is a social geographer with two broad areas of research interest which often overlap: (1) Migration/Transnationalism/Refugee Studies in the Guatemala-Canada transnational context, in the permanent & temporary migrations in northern BC communities, and most recently with foreign/internet/so-called ‘mail-order’ brides in northern BC; and (2) Guatemala/Violence/Development/Justice which takes the shape of social, cultural & legal geographies of Guatemalan political violence with particular emphasis on gendered experiences of state-sponsored, contemporary violence and forced migration.
As a co-investigator with the On the Move Partnership, Catherine Nolin will work with the British Columbia team on male temporary foreign workers mainly in the service sectors in the central interior communities of Mackenzie and Williams Lake related to forestry and mining activities.
Nolin, C., A. Zehtab-Martin and G. Halseth (2011) Hidden avenues of (im)migration: Experiences of mail-order brides in northern BC. Our Diverse Cities, Volume 8, Spring (British Columbia). Ottawa: Metropolis Project of Citizenship and Immigration Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, 132-141. Available online at: http://canada.metropolis.net/pdfs/odc_bc_2011_e.pdf
Nolin, C., K. McCallum, and A. Zehtab-Martin. (2009) Regionalization BC 2008: Regionalization and Rural Immigration in British Columbia, Working Paper Series #09-06, Metropolis British Columbia (MBC) Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Diversity: Vancouver, BC, August, pp. 70
Nolin, Catherine and Katie McCallum (2007). North of 53°: Non-metropolitan diversity in northern British Columbia. Our Diverse Cities, Volume 3 (Rural Communities), 145-149. Ottawa: Metropolis Project of Citizenship and Immigration Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.
Nolin, Catherine (2006). Transnational Ruptures: Gender and Forced Migration. Aldershot: Ashgate. Link to Google Books version.
Faculty page, University of Northern British Columbia
Northern BC Immigration Network page, University of Northern British Columbia