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Lisa Kaida is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and the Academic Director of the MUN Branch Research Data Centre at Memorial University. She specializes in immigrant integration within broad social and labour market changes in the host countries. Her current research includes the consequences of family poverty for the employment of children of immigrants and the labour market integration of internationally-trained female engineers in Canada. She has published articles in Social Science Research and the Canadian Journal on Aging. At Memorial, Dr. Kaida teaches courses in the sociology of work, introduction to sociology, and research methods.Chris William Martin is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology at Memorial University. His dissertation research primarily focuses on the art and culture of contemporary tattooing practices. His published work on tattooing includes an article for the Public Journal of Semiotics titled “Tattoos as Narratives: Skin and Self.” Chris has also conducted research with refugee newcomers to Canada through his work at the Association for New Canadians in St. John’s and is co-author on a forthcoming book chapter about the experiences of Nepali refugees living in Newfoundland. Chris currently resides in Ottawa, Ontario where he is researching tattoo practices.


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