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Emma Stirling-Cameron (she/they)

UBC PhD Student

Emma Stirling-Cameron (she/they) is a PhD student and Killam Fellow in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia. Emma’s dissertation work is nested within the Maternal and Infant Health Among Refugee and Asylum-Seeking Women (MIHRA) Project, led by Dr. Shira Goldenberg at San Diego State University. Her dissertation is examining the impact that the criminalization of migration (e.g., militarized borders, immigration detention, deterrence-based immigration policy) is having on the sexual and reproductive health of refugee and asylum-seeking women and their children. She is also supervised by Dr. Andrea Krüsi and Dr. Mark Gilbert and is funded by the Canadian Institute for Health Research. Emma’s other work is centred around reproductive justice and access to healthcare, particularly perinatal and abortion care, for populations who have been marginalized, including migrants, people of African descent, and 2SLGBTQIA+ folks. Emma is also a Research Scholar with the Contraception and Abortion Research Team and a part-time lecturer at the Bern University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland. She is a member of the #WelcometoCanada consortium, which is an advocacy organization, led by Amnesty International, seeking to end immigration detention in Canada.