Lalai Manjikian is a humanities professor at Vanier College in Montreal. Her teaching and research interests are in the areas of human migration, refugee social inclusion and exclusion, migrant narratives, media representations of migration, and diaspora studies. She is the author of Collective Memory and Home in the Diaspora: The Armenian Community in Montreal (2008). Manjikian’s articles have been published in a number of newspapers and journals including The Armenian Weekly, Horizon Weekly, 100 Lives (The Aurora Prize), the Montreal Gazette, and Refuge. A past Birthright Armenia participant (2005), over the years, Manjikian has been active in volunteering both within the Armenian community in Montreal and within the local community at large, namely engaged in immigrant and refugee integration. She holds a PhD in Communication Studies from McGill University (2013).