"The notion of navigating the pandemic is a helpful lens to explore the multifaceted intersections between the pandemic, migration, and gender. Navigating implies deliberate action, the active processes involved in assessing a situation, identifying possible and available routes, deciding which to take, and then taking the steps on that route."
Urmi Biswas Nanda, Professor, School of Arts and Sciences, co-authored a paper titled The Lived Experiences of Skilled Indian Women Immigrants (SIWI) Navigating the COVID‐19 Pandemic: Immigration Trajectories to Canada. The paper argues that linking the pre- and post-migration lived experiences of aspiring and actual female immigrants to better understand how they used their everyday agency to handle restrictions in daily life intersected with uncertainty in immigration processes.
You can read the full paper here.