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PhD Candidate in Geography, Research Fellow at the Centre for Refugee Studies, York University, Canada

Linn Biörklund is a Ph.D. candidate in Geography at York University’s Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change. Her dissertation, titled "Gendered geographies of violence and contestation across borders: Everyday politics of migrant women at the Mexico-Guatemala U.S. proxy border," is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and a Graduate Fellowship for Academic Distinction. Linn is a research associate at York University Centres for Refugee Studies (CRS) and Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC) and a research fellow at Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research. She has extensive experience working with NGOs and the UN centring on human displacement, violence and humanitarianism in different parts of the world.


  • –present
    PhD (c) in Critical Human Geograpgy and Research Fellow at Dahadaleh Institute for Global Health Research, York University, Canada


  • 2009 
    Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona/Instituto Internacional de Relaciones Internacionales, Master in International Relations