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Indigeneity, Decolonization, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Enhancing Access to Post-Secondary Education for Male African Youth in Ontario (2015-2017)

Peer Reviewed Publications

Wilson-Forsberg, S., O. Masakure, E. Shizha, G. Lafrenière, and M. Mfoafo-M’Carthy (2018). "Disrupting an Imposed Identity or Performing the Model Minority? The Pursuit of Postsecondary Education by Young African Immigrant Men in Southern Ontario, Canada." Race, Ethnicity and Education, DOI: 10.1080/13613324.2018.1497965. In print 2020 Vol. 23(1), 693-711.

Wilson-Forsberg, S. (2018) “Just Trying to Fit in: The Importance of Friendship for Immigrant Youth”, in Wilson-Forsberg, S. and Robinson, A. M. (Eds.) Immigrant Youth in Canada: Theoretical Approaches, Practical Issues, and Professional Perspectives. Toronto: Oxford University Press, pp. 121-137. (Chapter presents case study of our 2015-2017 research)

Wilson-Forsberg, S., O. Masakure, E. Shizha, G.  Lafrenière, and M. Mfoafo-M’Carthy (2019). “Great Expectations: Perspectives of Young West African Immigrant Men Transitioning to the Labour Market without Postsecondary Education.” Journal of International Migration and Integration, DOI: Now in print 2020 Vol. 21, 1309–1328 (2020).

Shizha, E., A. A. Abdi, S. Wilson-Forsberg, and O. Masakure (2020). “African Immigrant Students and Postsecondary Education in Canada: High School Teachers and School Career Counsellors as Gatekeepers.” Canadian Ethnic Studies Special Issue Beyond Blackness: Sub-Saharan Immigrant Knowledge and Agency in Canada 52(3), 67-86.

Shizha, E., S. Wilson-Forsberg, and O. Masakure (2020). “Stereotyping High School Immigrant African Male Students in Pursuit of Postsecondary Education”, in A.A. Abdi (Ed.), Critical Theorizations of Education. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill, 2020, pp. 143-156.

Shizha, Edward, Rosemary Kimani-Dupuis, and Priscilla Broni (Eds). Living Beyond the Borders: Essays on Global Immigrants and Refugees. Bern: Peter Lang.

Masakure, O., S. Wilson-Forsberg, E. Shizha, G. Lafrenière, and M. Mfoafo-M’Carthy (In Process). “Nudged by Fear of Failure? The High School Experiences of African Immigrant Youth.” For Submission to Journal of Youth Studies.

Shizha, E., S. Wilson-Forsberg, O. Masakure, G. Lafrenière, G., and M. Mfoafo-M’Carthy (Under Review), “The Quest for Higher Education by Male African Immigrant Youth in Southern Ontario,” Revise and Resubmit McGill Journal of Education.

Mfoafo-M’Carthy, M., E. Shizha, S. Wilson-Forsberg, O. Masakure, and G. Lafrenière (Under Review).  “The Role of Parents in Influencing the Decision of Immigrant Male African Youth to Pursue Post-Secondary Education.” Under Review Education and Urban Society.

Media Outreach

CBC Radio and Print March 30, 2021 “African Immigrants Steered away from University Education in High School, study says”

Promoting the Transition to Postsecondary Education for African Refugee Youth in Canadian Schools (2019-2024)

Conference Presentation

S. Wilson-Forsberg, M. Baffoe, F. Oba, and P. Banahene Adjei. Promoting the Transition to Postsecondary Education for African Refugee Youth in Canadian Schools. 12th annual Strangers in New Homelands, Faculty of Social Work University of Manitoba, Winnipeg October 30-November 1, 2019.

Exploring Equitable Educational Outcomes for Black Youth in Saskatoon (2019-2023)

Research Lead: Funke Oba (PI), Stacey Wilson-Forsberg (CI), Amanda Gebhard (CI), Daniel Kikulwe (CI)

Brighter Futures: Equipping African Mothers with Refugee Backgrounds to Effectively Engage with Middle School (2020-2022)

Accepted Conference Presentation

Wilson-Forsberg and O. Masakure. Panel: Refugee Parents’ Engagement with Education accepted at the 18th IMISCOE Annual Conference, Luxembourg 7-9 July, 2021.

Weathering the Storm: Assisting African Refugee Families with School Work During the Covid-19 Self-Isolation (2020-2021)

Peer Reviewed Publications

Wilson-Forsberg, S. and O. Masakure. “Weathering the Storm: Engaging Youth with Refugee Backgrounds in Online learning During the Covid-19 Pandemic” to be published in December 2021 Special Issue of Children & Society: Children and Young People’s Perspectives on and Experiences of COVID-19 in Global Contexts

Wilson-Forsberg, S., R. Kimani-Dupuis, and O. Masakure. “Weathering the Storm: Engaging Mothers with Refugee Backgrounds to Assist their Children with Online Schooling during the Covid-19 Pandemic.” Manuscript underway.

Fostering Equitable Education Systems for those with Disabilities: A Canada-Ghana Partnership for addressing Indicators of Inclusive Education and Building Training Networks (2019-2023)

Research Lead: Magnus Mfoafo-McCarthy (PI), Jeff Grischow (CI)

Peer Reviewed Articles

Grischow, Jeff ; Naami, Augustina ; Mprah, Wisdom ; Mfoafo-M’Carthy, Magnus. Methodologically Thinking: Doing Disability Research in Ghanaian Cultural Communities

Scandinavian journal of disability research : SJDR, 2021-07-02, Vol.23 (1), p.169-179

Maoson, Festus Yaw & Mfoafo-MCarthy, Magnus. The power of the tongue: Inherent labeling of persons with disabilities in proverbs of the Akan people of Ghana. Qualitative social work : QSW : research and practice, 2021-07, Vol.20 (4), p.911-927

Mfoafo-M’Carthy, M., J. D. Grischow. Hope deferred…”: meeting the challenges of stigma toward Ghanaians diagnosed with mental illness

Social Work in Mental Health, March 2022, Volume20(Issue2)Pages, p.184To - 202

See Also:

Mfoafo-M’Carthy, M. (2020). “Mama! I Hear your Silence: Grief and COVID-19 on the Global North and South Disparity.” Qualitative Social Work, 20(1-2),

Life in Unintended Destinations: Stories of Sub-Saharan African Migrants in Morocco and Mexico (2021-2023)

Research Lead: Abderrahman Beggar (co-PI), Stacey Wilson-Forsberg (co-PI)

Book Chapter

Wilson-Forsberg, S. and Beggar, A. “’Even my Shoes Became a Burden to my Feet:’ The Migration experiences of Sub-Saharan Africans Stranded in Morocco.” For publication in New Directions in South-South Migration, edited by Jonathan Crush.

Book In Progress

Wilson-Forsberg, S. and Beggar, A. “Too Perilous to Proceed, Too Ashamed to Return: Life Stories of African Migrants in Morocco.” Contract Pending.

Invited Talks

(Invited). S. Wilson-Forsberg, “Life in Unintended Destinations: Stories of SubSaharahn migrants in Morocco” University of Tatoune Morocco (broadcast internationally to audience of over 200 people, April 7, 2022.

(Invited). S. Wilson-Forsberg and A. Beggar, “Too Perilous to Proceed to Ashamed to Return: Life Stories of Sub Saharan African migrants in Morocco,” Department of religion and Culture Symposium, April 8, 2022.           

(Invited) A. Beggar and S. Wilson-Forsberg. “Varados. Relatos de vida de inmigrantes subsaharianos en Marruecos y México”. PEGASUS (Peace, Global Health, Sustainability) Institute Canada. May 10, 2022.


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