Morgan Poteet Biography

Dr. Morgan Poteet is Associate Professor of Sociology at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick. He received his Ph.D. from York University in Toronto in 2012. His dissertation research examined settlement and belonging for the adolescent children of refugees from Central America, in Toronto. His ongoing research explores the lived experiences of migrant racialized populations in Canada. He has published articles in the Journal of International Migration and Integration and Canadian Ethnic Studies on Central American origin youth in Toronto, co-authored an article on the experiences of International Students in the Atlantic region of Canada, and most recently co-edited a collection of twelve chapters on the dynamics of refugee re-settlement and integration with an international focus. He has consulted for Citizenship and Immigration Canada (now IRCC) on the Youth Host program and more recently on refugee policy in Ottawa, and exhibits on immigrants and refugees at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His current projects include: the lived experiences and perspectives of the now established children of Central American origin refugees in Toronto; an institutional history and analysis of representations of immigration and national identity at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 with art historian Andrea Terry; the lived experiences of international students in Canada; and a mixed-methods (quantitative/ qualitative/arts based) study on youth perspectives and experiences with the police in two small communities in New Brunswick. Poteet has taught courses on immigration, refugees, immigrant and refugee incorporation, racialization, youth criminalization, citizenship and identity, population, and globalization and transnationalism since 2005. He is a past President and currently Director-at- large for the Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS).