Madeline is a second-year doctoral student in the department. She received her B.A. in Philosophy in 2012 and her B.A. in Sociology in 2015, both from MSU. Madeline is a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. As an anishinaabekwe (Ojibwa woman), and Michigan native, migration has always fascinated her, specifically its impacts on indigenous communities. Consequently, her main research areas focus on migration, health and race/ethnicity. She is particularly concerned with understanding how patterns of colonization have impacted indigenous identities, and how colonialism has, and continues to, affect indigenous people’s physical, mental as well as spiritual well-being.