Technology and citizenship; online identity formation
In Canada, diaspora experiences resonate with both Canadians living abroad and those in Canada who possess ties, real or mythical, to a homeland outside of Canada. In this regard, the growing recognition of multiple diaspora experiences challenges notions of Canadian-ness, national Canadian identity, and by extension, citizenship. My research proposes to analyze themes of identity and citizenship as they arise through various media that document diasporic experiences in Canada, and subsequently apply an analysis of these themes to select federal policies in broadcasting, multiculturalism and immigration. These areas have been selected as policies which fundamentally affect diasporic experiences in Canada.