Research Clusters

Russell Kilbourn

Russell J. A. Kilbourn

Russell J. A. Kilbourn is Professor and Chair of English and Film Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. Dr. Kilbourn publishes on memory, film, comparative studies, critical posthumanism, and postsecular cinema. His books include The Cinema of Paolo Sorrentino: Commitment to Style (Wallflower/Columbia UP, 2020), W.G. Sebald’s Postsecular Redemption: Catastrophe with Spectator (NWU Press, 2018), The …

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Sandra Biskupski-Mujanovic

Dr. Sandra Biskupski-Mujanovic is a SSHRC Mobilizing Insights in Defence and Security (MINDS) postdoctoral fellow in the University of Waterloo Political Science Department. Building on her doctoral work, Dr. Biskupski-Mujanovic’s research investigates men’s commitment to achieving greater gender equality in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). Her areas of research and teaching specialization include gender, conflict, and …

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Ivan (John) Jaworsky

Ivan (John) Jaworsky is Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science, University of Waterloo (retired in 2018). His research interests include dissent and its legacies in the Soviet Union and its successor states, regional issues and inter-ethnic relations in Ukraine, civil-military relations in Ukraine, and the politics of ethnicity in Canada. Between 2000 and 2010 he was …

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Tom Deligiannis

Tom Deligiannis

Dr. Tom Deligiannis is a Lecturer in the Department of Global Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. His research focuses on the peace and conflict implications of human pressure on the natural environment, particularly qualitative research linking environmental change and violent conflict. Tom received his PhD from the Department of Political Science, University …

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Halyna Padalko

Halyna Padalko

Halyna Padalko (She/Her): worked in media communications in Ukraine for 9 years as the TV host of a socio-political talk show “The opposite view LIVE”, press officer of the Ukrainian Digital Transformation Institute, and Chief Communications Officer for the Ukrainian “Vivat” publishing house. In 2020 Halyna was elected a deputy of the Lutsk City Council.  …

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Tamer Ozsu

M. Tamer Özsu

M. Tamer Özsu is a University Professor of Computer Science at the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science of the University of Waterloo where he holds a Cheriton Faculty Fellowship. He also holds a Distinguished Visiting Professor position at Tsinghua University. He is the Founding Director of Waterloo-Huawei Joint Innovation Laboratory since 2018. His …

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Igor Linkov

Igor Linkov

Dr. Igor Linkov is Senior Science and Technology Manager with the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), and Adjunct Professor with Carnegie Mellon University.  He develops methods and tools for measuring risk and resilience in interconnected networks and applies these tools to critical infrastructure, transportation, energy and cyber systems, supply chains and currently …

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Helena Shilomboleni

Helena Shilomboleni

Dr. Helena Shilomboleni is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Environment (School of Environment Resources and Sustainability and the Department of Geography and Environmental Management) at the University of Waterloo. Her research and teaching areas of expertise are agriculture and food security, with a specialization working with small-scale farmers in sub-Saharan Africa. She has fieldwork …

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Justin Barnes

Justin Barnes

Justin Barnes is a PhD candidate at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, a Research Fellow at the North American and Arctic Defence and Security Network (NAADSN), and Canada Fellow at Polar Research and Policy Initiative (PRPI). Justin serves as Assistant Editor at the Arctic Yearbook (, an annual interdisciplinary peer-reviewed volume focused on Arctic …

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Derya Cakir Demirhan

Derya Çakır Demirhan

Dr. Derya Çakır Demirhan is a lecturer at Zonguldak Bülent Ecevit University in Turkey and a visiting scholar at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and Wilfrid Laurier University. She completed her PhD at Hacettepe University in 2020 and her dissertation was on the impact of Syrians living under temporary protection to the national citizenship …

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