Marian Li Turniawan

Research Coordinator

Marian joined the Centre for Employment Innovation (CEI) as a Research Coordinator in April 2021. Although born and raised in Antigonish County, NS, Marian spent almost 15 years studying and working in different parts of North America and Asia. Her work is grounded in an understanding that diversity facilitates creativity, widening the lens of possibility by learning from various ways of knowing, listening, valuing, and organizing. By leveraging the diversity of knowledges and experiences from across Nova Scotia and beyond, Marian hopes to support the CEI as it works with communities toward reimagining and reshaping employment opportunities so that all people can find meaningful, dignified, and sustainable work. As a former educator, Marian has a particular interest in exploring innovative approaches to knowledge mobilization to communicate learnings from research and projects in engaging and accessible ways.

Marian completed a master’s degree in Nature-Society Geography at Syracuse University in upstate New York with her research looking broadly at political ecology, agrarian change, agroecological education, and knowledge sharing in social movements. Marian also holds a B.A. in International Studies from Glendon College, York University in Toronto.