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Graduate Teaching Fellow

Office: 303 Bingham Hall
Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 9-10AM






B.Sc. Hons. Life Sciences, Queen’s University (Kingston, Canada)

B.A. Hons. Drama, Queen’s University (Kingston, Canada)

M.A. Theatre and Performance, University of Kent (Canterbury, U.K.)


Smita’s research aims to build bridges between the clinical and cultural models of trauma. She is interested in medicolegal practices, medical organizations and discourses of trauma and resilience in migration. With a longstanding interest in Refugee Status Determination, Smita is currently investigating the increasing demand to involve expert witnesses in the asylum-seeking process.