Yolande is an Assistant Professor in the Geography department at Memorial University and an urban social geographer interested in the spatial dynamics of immigration, inclusion, and exclusion in metropolitan settings.
Her current research explores initiatives to attract and retain immigrants in post-industrial U.S. cities that have struggled with population decline and economic downturn, including Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit, and Pittsburgh. This project builds on her previous work on the economies and consumption of diversity in Vancouver and on political and media discourses of immigration in the U.S. and Canada.
Want to inquire about graduate studies? Yolande is open to supervising research on human migration, especially on the topics of community relocation and population resettlement; local immigration policies and practices; and anti-immigrant attitudes.