Riziki’s current DPhil research focuses on emergent literacy of refugee children within multilingual settings.

Prior to commencing her DPhil research, Riziki completed an MSc in Child Development at the University of Oxford, looking at the role of teacher behavioural and cognitive judgments on the learning trajectories of Black primary school students in England.

Her research interests are education access and wellbeing of children in resettlement and asylum contexts. In line with this, her research in the past has focused on integration and resettlement processes of refugees and immigrants within Canada.


Bhattacharyya, P., Ogoe, S., Riziki, A., & Wilkinson, L. (2020). In search of a “home”: comparing the housing challenges experienced by recently arrived Yazidi and Syrian Refugees in Canada. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Bhattacharyya, P., Riziki, A., Songose, L., Ogoe, S., & Wilkinson, L. (2020). Understanding the link between pre-arrival education and trauma and language learning: A case study of Yazidi women in Canada. Canadian Diversity, 17(2).

Bhattacharyya, P., Riziki, A., & Wilkinson, L. (2018). “Settlement Service Use among Syrian Refugees in Canada” Canadian Diversity 15(1).

Wilkinson, L., Bhattacharya, P., Garcea, J., Abdul-Karim, A., Riziki, A., & Schnieders, M. (2017). Finding home: Some housing considerations for refugee families with children. Canadian Diversity, 14 (3), 31-35

Wilkinson, L., Bhattacharyya, P., Riziki, A., & Abdul-Karim, A. (2018).Yazidi Refugee Resettlement in Canada. Calgary: Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada-Integration Branch (Prairies and Territories Region).

Wilkinson, L., Garcea, J., Bhattacharyya, P., Riziki, A., Abdul Karim, A. (2017). Resettling on the Canadian Prairies: Integration of Syrian refugees. Calgary: Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada, Integration Branch-Prairies., Northwest Territories Division., & Alberta Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies