Discontent in Hong Kong – Breakdown of the Protests Featuring an Interview with Action Free Hong Kong Montreal

By Bérénice Collignon This global trade hub is currently demonstrating its concern and anger regarding its current social state and political standing. Background For 156 years, Hong Kong has been a part of the British Empire. Its sovereignty was eventually passed to the People’s Republic of China on the 1st of July 1997 with one condition: that the region would still possess its autonomy for … Continue reading Discontent in Hong Kong – Breakdown of the Protests Featuring an Interview with Action Free Hong Kong Montreal

Interview with Olivia Bizot

By The Catalyst Editorial Board. Catalyst contacted Olivia Bizot to discuss her upcoming article “The Victims, the Villains, the Voiceless: An Examination of the British Media’s shifting Representations of Refugees During the 2015 Refugee Crisis” in the Spring edition of Chrysalis. Her article discusses the ways in which British media portrayed refugees during the refugee crisis. If you are interested in her article, you can … Continue reading Interview with Olivia Bizot

Interview with Xiying Xu

By The Catalyst Editorial Board. Our team organized an interview with Xiying Xu who is currently living in Waterloo about her article “Butterfly(2004) and Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Collective Movements” which will be featured in the Spring edition of Chrysalis. In her article, she compares the movie Butterflyto Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy movements.  Xiying recently graduated from McGill’s English undergraduate program with a focus on Cultural Studies from … Continue reading Interview with Xiying Xu

Interview with Marie Lemieux

By The Catalyst Editorial Board. The Catalyst team met with Marie Lemieux to discuss her upcoming article “Mother of the World: Politics of Transnational Female Childcare Provider Immigration” in the newest edition of Chrysalis coming out on April 10th.  Her article explores the dynamics of transnational childcare providers and how the process can be both disempowering and empowering for the childcare providers. If you are interested in her … Continue reading Interview with Marie Lemieux

Interview with Hilliard Wolfe

By The Catalyst Editorial Board. Our team interviewed Hilliard Wolfe to discuss his article “The Decline of Manufacturing as a Proportion of GDP in South Africa, Contextualized and Explained” in the upcoming edition of Chrysalis. In his article, Hilliard analyses the manufacturing industry in South Africa. You can watch his minute thesis video below if you are interested in his article.   Hilliard is a U2 … Continue reading Interview with Hilliard Wolfe

Interview with Alanna Sereboff

By The Catalyst Editorial Board. The Catalyst team had the pleasure of interviewing Alanna Sereboff to talk about her upcoming article “Making America Afraid Again: The Criminalization and Securitization of Migration in Post-9/11 America” in Chrysalis. Her article looks at the Trump, Obama, and Bush administrations in the United States and their policies regarding immigration and refugees. If you want to know more about her … Continue reading Interview with Alanna Sereboff

Interview with Emma Sitland

By The Catalyst Editorial Board. We met with Emma Sitland to talk about her upcoming piece “Women’s Social Movements in West Africa: What Makes a Success Story?” in Chrysalis Spring 2019. Her article looks at women’s social movements in Liberia and Sierra Leone. You can listen to her thesis video to learn more about her article. Originally from New Brunswick, Emma is pursuing an honours … Continue reading Interview with Emma Sitland