Melissa (Missy) Anderson

Melissa (Missy) Anderson


Melissa (Missy) Anderson is a second-year MA student in the Joint Program in Communication and Culture (Politics & Policy stream) at York and Ryerson Universities. She holds a BA in Social Development Studies, and a post-BA in Social Work Honours (University of Waterloo).  Her current research interests range from governmentality, political economy, critical policy studies, psychogeography, human rights and immigration law. More specifically, her current research focuses on the translation and assemblage of ‘sanctuary’ cities in North America. Previously, she worked in community health research, where she researched policy issues of equity in women’s shelters, and documented Ontario’s municipal poorhouse policies and stories from the late 19th century for a digital story telling museum and public memorial. Missy is a recipient of SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Graduate Scholarship (2015-2016).