Catherine Bryan is a PhD Candidate in Social Anthropology at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She has a BA Honours in Women’s Studies from the University of Winnipeg, and a BSW and MSW from McGill University. She has been actively involved in a number of mobility-focused research projects as a research assistant. These have included work on the flight and resettlement experiences of separated and unaccompanied refugee children in Canada; the Provincial Nominee Programs of Nova Scotia, Manitoba, and British Columbia; and the pre-departure experiences of soon-to-be migrants in the Philippines.
Catherine is an affiliated trainee with the On the Move Partnership. Interested in the political economy of place and the relationship between productive and reproductive labour processes, her PhD research explores the intersection of diverse mobilities in and between Manitoba and the Philippines – mobilities that are at once contemporary and historic, local and transnational, and permanent and temporary.
Bryan, C. (2012). Gendered Returns, Ambivalent Transnationals: Situating Transnationalism in Local Asymmetry. Anthropologica, 54 (1). 1-9.
Barber, P. G. & Bryan, C. (2012). “Value Plus Plus:” Housewifzation and History in Philippine Care Migration. In P. G. Barber & W. Lem (eds.), Twenty-First Century Migration: Political Economy and Ethnography (pp. 86-116). New York: Routledge.
Dobrowolsky, A., Bryan, C. & Barber, P. G. (2011). Social and Economic Realities and Reversals: Lessons Learned from Nova Scotia’s Provincial Nominees. Working Paper No. 33, The Atlantic Metropolis Working Paper Series. Available online: http://atlantic.metropolis.net.