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Susan M. Brigham is Full Professor in the Faculty of Education at Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU). She teaches in the Graduate Studies of Lifelong Learning program and the Inter-University Doctoral Program in Educational Studies. Susan is the Chair of the Alexa McDonough Institute for Women, Gender and Social Justice. Her research interests include lifelong learning, migration, and arts-informed research methods. Susan has conducted research and presented her work in North America, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, and Europe. Her current research projects include, Social Justice in Focus: Participatory Photography and Refugee Youth [funded by SSHRC/ CYRRC] with Mandrona, A. & community partners: Immigrant Settlement Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS) and Youth Action Connection (YAC); and Diversities of resilience: Understanding the strategies for success used by underrepresented students in Canadian universities, (funded by SSHRC); Refugees/ immigrants and refugee claimants: Negotiating place and perceptions (MSVU Internal grant).