Disability and Forced Migration

Rebecca Amani Yeo

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This article offers methodological and theoretical reflections on a recent community-research partnership and participatory training program that was designed with the goal of improving the settlement experiences of migrants with disabilities living in Canada. Anchored in critical theoretical and anticolonial studies and offering intersectional perspectives on forms of oppression experienced by migrants with disabilities, our training program represents a collaborative form of knowledge production with transformative potential for front-line workers and organizers. In this article, we begin the reflective process by unpacking our approach to participatory training, explicating our theoretical assumptions, and linking our values and theories to praxis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial work with asylum seekers, refugees and migrants: theory and skills for practice
PublisherJessica Kingsley Publishers
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)978-1785923449
Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 2019


  • anticolonial theory
  • critical disability studies
  • grounded theory
  • intersectionality
  • migration and disability
  • participatory training
  • settlement work
  • transnational disability studies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • History and Philosophy of Science


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