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Yvonne Su

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Department of Equity Studies

Assistant Professor

Email: yvonnesu@yorku.ca
Primary website: Personal Website

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Dr. Yvonne Su is an Assistant Professor in Interdisciplinary Refugee and Diaspora Studies in the Department of Equity Studies in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies. She is a member of the Centre for Refugee Studies and the York Centre for Asian Research. Yvonne is a specialist on forced migration, climate change-induced displacement, migrant remittances and post-disaster recovery. She holds a PhD in Political Science and International Development from the University of Guelph and a MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies from the University of Oxford. Broadly, her research interests focus on migration and development, refugee protection and disaster risk reduction. Her current SSHRC funded research examines South-South humanitarian responses in the context of forced migration using the case study of Venezuelan LGBTQI+ asylum seekers in Brazil. Previously, Yvonne spent 7 months in the Philippines researching the role of migrant remittances in post-disaster recovery after Typhoon Haiyan.

Yvonne’s work has been supported by grants and fellowships from SSHRC, IDRC, Canadian Heritage, the Government of Ontario and the Mackenzie King Scholarship Trust. She is also the recipient of over 25 national and international awards and scholarships including the Young Woman of Distinction Award and the University of Guelph’s Young Alumni Award.

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Degrees

PhD, University of Guelph
MSc, University of Oxford

Research Interests

Politics and Government , Asian/Pacific Studies, International Development, Migration, Disaster Studies, Social Capital
Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Resilient Cities?: Mainstreaming Climate Change Resilience into Urban Policy in Dhaka and Ho Chi Minh City

2017

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Local-indigenous knowledge on disaster risk reduction: Insights from the Mamanwa indigenous peoples in Basey, Samar after Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

2020

Selling the Dead”: More Dignified Options Needed to Assist Widows in Post-Disaster Recovery after Typhoon Haiyan

2020

Whose Views Matter in Post-disaster Recovery? A Case Study of “Build Back Better” in Tacloban City After Typhoon Haiyan

2020

Whose views matter in post-disaster recovery? A case study of “build back better” in Tacloban City after Typhoon Haiyan

2020

Achieving human security after a disaster: the case of the Haiyan widows

2019

Globalising Myths of Survival: Post-disaster Households after Typhoon Haiyan

2019

Post-Disaster Social Capital: Trust, Equity, Bayanihan and Typhoon Yolanda

2018

A Tide that Does Not Lift All Boats: The Surge of Remittances in Post-Disaster Recovery in Tacloban City, Philippines

2017

Pursuing the Capabilities Approach within the Global Governance of Migration

2016

Should We Bring Back Climate Refugees?

2016

The one billion 'climate refugees' that never was: INGOs and the human rights perspective to climate change-induced displacement

2014

The Failure of the American ABC HIV Prevention Model in Botswana

2010

Policy Papers

Publication
Year

Caremongering and the risk of “happy-washing” during a pandemic

2020

LGBTQI+ populations face unique challenges during pandemic

2020

Out of the shadows: the precarious lives of Venezuelan LGBTQI+ asylum-seekers in Brazil

2020

Research Reports

Publication
Year

Understanding and Responding to The Combined Impact Of Climate Change and Armed Conflict On People’s Lives: A Literature Review Prepared for the ICRC

2019

Irreconcilable Differences? Pursuing the Capabilities Approach within the Global Governance of Migration

2014


Dr. Yvonne Su is an Assistant Professor in Interdisciplinary Refugee and Diaspora Studies in the Department of Equity Studies in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies. She is a member of the Centre for Refugee Studies and the York Centre for Asian Research. Yvonne is a specialist on forced migration, climate change-induced displacement, migrant remittances and post-disaster recovery. She holds a PhD in Political Science and International Development from the University of Guelph and a MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies from the University of Oxford. Broadly, her research interests focus on migration and development, refugee protection and disaster risk reduction. Her current SSHRC funded research examines South-South humanitarian responses in the context of forced migration using the case study of Venezuelan LGBTQI+ asylum seekers in Brazil. Previously, Yvonne spent 7 months in the Philippines researching the role of migrant remittances in post-disaster recovery after Typhoon Haiyan.

Yvonne’s work has been supported by grants and fellowships from SSHRC, IDRC, Canadian Heritage, the Government of Ontario and the Mackenzie King Scholarship Trust. She is also the recipient of over 25 national and international awards and scholarships including the Young Woman of Distinction Award and the University of Guelph’s Young Alumni Award.

Degrees

PhD, University of Guelph
MSc, University of Oxford

Research Interests

Politics and Government , Asian/Pacific Studies, International Development, Migration, Disaster Studies, Social Capital

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Resilient Cities?: Mainstreaming Climate Change Resilience into Urban Policy in Dhaka and Ho Chi Minh City

2017

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Local-indigenous knowledge on disaster risk reduction: Insights from the Mamanwa indigenous peoples in Basey, Samar after Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

2020

Selling the Dead”: More Dignified Options Needed to Assist Widows in Post-Disaster Recovery after Typhoon Haiyan

2020

Whose Views Matter in Post-disaster Recovery? A Case Study of “Build Back Better” in Tacloban City After Typhoon Haiyan

2020

Whose views matter in post-disaster recovery? A case study of “build back better” in Tacloban City after Typhoon Haiyan

2020

Achieving human security after a disaster: the case of the Haiyan widows

2019

Globalising Myths of Survival: Post-disaster Households after Typhoon Haiyan

2019

Post-Disaster Social Capital: Trust, Equity, Bayanihan and Typhoon Yolanda

2018

A Tide that Does Not Lift All Boats: The Surge of Remittances in Post-Disaster Recovery in Tacloban City, Philippines

2017

Pursuing the Capabilities Approach within the Global Governance of Migration

2016

Should We Bring Back Climate Refugees?

2016

The one billion 'climate refugees' that never was: INGOs and the human rights perspective to climate change-induced displacement

2014

The Failure of the American ABC HIV Prevention Model in Botswana

2010

Policy Papers

Publication
Year

Caremongering and the risk of “happy-washing” during a pandemic

2020

LGBTQI+ populations face unique challenges during pandemic

2020

Out of the shadows: the precarious lives of Venezuelan LGBTQI+ asylum-seekers in Brazil

2020

Research Reports

Publication
Year

Understanding and Responding to The Combined Impact Of Climate Change and Armed Conflict On People’s Lives: A Literature Review Prepared for the ICRC

2019

Irreconcilable Differences? Pursuing the Capabilities Approach within the Global Governance of Migration

2014