Martha Fanjoy

Director of Programs

Martha Fanjoy has more than 15 years of experience in applied research, teaching, and program development, in both Canada and internationally. She brings perspective from the non-profit and post-secondary worlds to her work at Coady, with experience in program design and delivery, research and policy, and leadership roles in both settings. Her research interests include the use of ethnographic, participatory, and co-creative methods to explore belonging, community building and place making, with a particular interest in forced migration. Her teaching interests include research methods, anthropological history and theory, human rights, and community development.

Martha holds in a PhD and MA in Social Cultural Anthropology from the University of Toronto, as well as a Graduate Diploma in Forced Migration and Refugee Studies from the American University in Cairo.

Selected Publications:

Fanjoy, M & B.Bragg. (2019). Embracing complexity: Co-creation with retired immigrant women. Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement 12(1).

Fanjoy, M. (2015). There’s No Place Like Home(s): return migration and the blurring of durable solutions, In Madibbo, A. (Ed.). Canada in Sudan, Sudan in Canada: Migration, Conflict and Reconstruction. McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Fanjoy, M and Grabska, K. (2015). “And When I Become a Man”: Translocal Coping with Uncertainty and Precariousness among Returnee Men in South Sudan. Social Analysis 59:1 pp.76-95.

Fanjoy, M. (2014). Cattle, Money and the Search for “Good Girls”: Shifting Gender Relations and Transnational Marriage among South Sudanese Refugees in Canada. In, Kilbride, K. (Ed.). Immigrant Integration: Research Implications for Future Policy. Canadian Scholar’s Press (2014).