Katherine Pendakis obtained her PhD in Sociology from York University, Toronto. She is a lecturer at Western University in the Department of Sociology (King’s University College) and at the Centre for Global Studies (Huron College). She has published on transnational political movements, diasporic memory, state surveillance practices and the intersection of class and gender on the everyday lives of migrant men and women. As an ethnographer, she has explored these themes in Canada, Vietnam and Greece. Her work has been published in Citizenship Studies, Identities: Global Studies in Power & Culture and Surveillance & Society. Katherine’s current project is an ethnography of the developing refugee regime in Thessaloniki, Greece, and the solidarity activities that have emerged to challenge it.