Moska Rokay

August 9, 2021

A refugee and settler on Turtle Island, Moska is actively involved in the Afghan-Canadian diaspora community and is a co-founder of a Canadian non-profit organization called ARCH (Afghans Reviving Culture and Heritage).

Moska’s research interests lie in the interdisciplinary crossroads of archives, critical race and ethnicity studies, media studies, and identity formation in diaspora communities of war and trauma. She is an advocate for community-centered, activist archives and archives of diaspora/migrant communities. In 2020, she was the recipient of the ACA New Professional Award as well as the Archivaria Gordon Dodds Student Paper Prize. She completed her Master of Information at the University of Toronto and defended her MI thesis in 2019.

She is Director Without Portfolio for the Archives Association of Ontario and has guest lectured for a number of courses at the UofT Faculty of Information.