The Pain That Bonds Us

May 25, 2022

2021 Wall Scholar Neda Maghbouleh, Canada Research Chair in Migration, Race, and Identity and Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto Mississauga, has co-authored an essay in the May 2022 issue of Blackwood Gallery’s SDUK (Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge) broadsheet, Bonding.

The essay, The Pain That Bonds Us reflects on the team-based research project in Mississauga and Toronto called Refugee Integration, Stress, and Equity, or RISE. RISE began in late 2016 as a one-year pilot study to shed light on Syrian newcomer mothers’ wellness as they worked to resettle their children and families during their first year in Canada.

The SDUK’s art publication is distributed for free across all of Canada in neighborhood houses, community centres, coffee shops, and public libraries. It is also distributed to an international selection of art galleries and art bookstores.