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PhD Student Zeina Sleiman-Long wins Hamlin Family Fund Ontario Graduate Scholarship

Political Science PhD Student, Zeina Sleiman, receives Long Hamlin Family Fund Scholarship to pursue research on the rights of undocumented migrants!

Sep 27, 2017

The Hamlin Family Fund Ontario Graduate Scholarship was established in 2002 by the Hamlin Family Fund of the Hamilton Community Foundation to contribute to the funding of Ontario Graduate Scholars at McMaster University within the Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Zeina's research seeks to understand the conditions in which migrants, refugees and undocumented immigrants can make claims for rights outside the avenue of the state. She has a particular interest in the ability of local governments and institutions to grant access to basic human rights and services for individuals unrepresented by any nation-state. She will soon present her dissertation on how cities and institutions within 'sanctuary regions' include undocumented immigrants through access to services such as education, transportation and health. Her research includes undocumented immigrants in parts of the United States and other 'sanctuary regions' which facilitate the rights claims of undocumented immigrants. 

All the best in defending your dissertation, Zeina Sleiman!