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Salta Zhumatova

Postdoctoral Researcher

Simon Fraser University


Salta Zhumatova is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Faculty of Health Sciences under the supervision of Dr. Kelley Lee at Simon Fraser University. Salta’s research focuses on comparative public policy, immigration and citizenship, immigrant integration, and quantitative methods. Her dissertation analyses the effects of ‘mainstreaming’: centering attention to the needs of vulnerable or underrepresented groups such as immigrants, in broader policy areas such as health, education, and employment. Salta has a PhD in Political Science from the University of British Columbia and an MA in European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies from the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. She has over five years of experience teaching applied statistics, including econometric evaluations of policy effects at the University of British Columbia. Prior to joining the Pandemics and Borders Project, Salta had affiliations with the Institute for European Studies and the Centre for Migration Studies at UBC.