Research Manager. Shayna Plaut is interested in how people represent themselves in their own media, with a particular interest in peoples who do not fit neatly within the traditional notions of the nation-state. As a Fulbright and Vanier scholar, she has lived and worked in Hungary and the Balkans. She served as the Simons Research Fellow from 2015–2016 at Simon Fraser University. She is currently teaching courses on migration as well as social inequalities at the University of British Columbia and is the co-investigator for a CMRC-funded research project critically examining the use of “fixers” in international journalism.