PhD Candidate, Sociology and Geography Faculty,
UBC Okanagan (Colombie-Britannique)
Tina IL Marten is an interdisciplinary PhD Student (sociology and geography) at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. She studies the migration of high-skilled German migrants, who relocate from Germany to the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, under the auspices of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program. Her other interests include labour and work in the new economy, in particular how neoliberalism has transformed work, how labour responds, and what the ramifications are on society. She is thrilled to be part of this research project and to think about atypical work and collective action. In her ‘spare time’ she volunteers (she is the President of The Bridge Youth and Family Services, a local social-profit community organization), and spends time with family and friends. Tina holds an interdisciplinary MA in sociology and geography from the University of British Columbia Okanagan, and a BA with a double major in sociology and geography from Okanagan University College.