Migration, Mobilities & Social Politics

Madison Paisley

Madison holds an honours Bachelor of Arts from King’s University College at the University of Western Ontario. She graduated with distinction in an honours specialization in Political Science and a major in Social Justice & Peace Studies. Her research interests include intellectual property rights and their intersection with decolonization and traditional and Indigenous knowledge, trade […]

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Jayanti Jerath

Jayanti Jerath (she/her) is a Master of Arts in Global Governance candidate at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, affiliated with the University of Waterloo. She recently graduated from McMaster University with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (Summa Cum Laude), specialization in Global Citizenship and a minor in Global Peace and Social

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Lea Dörflinger

Lea Dörflinger is an exchange student in the Master of Arts in Global Governance program at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. She started her Master’s degree in Political and Administrative Science at the University of Konstanz in October 2022, with a focus on International Politics and European Integration. Lea holds a Bachelor’s degree in

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Varinia Valentina Salazar Barrientos

Varinia Salazar is an honor alumni from University of Guanajuato and has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. She is a Mitacs Globalink alumni and did an internship in 2022 in the Gender + Migration Hub with Professor Jenna Hennebry. Currently part of the research team in Between LGBT* She is interested in LGBTIQ+ migration

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Alexia Phillips

Alexia Phillips is a dedicated graduate student in the International Public Policy program at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. She recently graduated with honours from Wilfrid Laurier University, where she earned her Bachelor’s in Global Studies, with a concentration in International Development and the International Policy Option. During her academic journey, Alexia has demonstrated

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Julye-Anne McKenny

Julye-Anne McKenny is a student at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in the Master of International Public Policy program. She recently graduated from Thompson Rivers University (TRU) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and a minor in creative writing. At TRU Julye-Anne was deeply involved on campus. She worked for four

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Libbey Dresser

Libbey Dresser is a current graduate student in the International Public Policy program at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. Prior to her acceptance into the program, she graduated with Honours in the International Bachelor of Arts program in Political Science from Glendon College – York University in 2020. During her undergraduate studies, she also

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Mohammad Nazer Alemi

Mohammad Nazer Alemi is a student at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in the Master of International Public Policy program.  He holds a B.A degree in Journalism & communication from Balkh University of Afghanistan. He also holds a master’s degree in counseling from Tata University, Mumbai, India through a scholarship funded by OSF New

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Olubunmi Onilude

Olubunmi Onilude holds a Bachelor of Science degree in International Law and Diplomacy (honours) from Babcock University in Ogun state, Nigeria. She is also a graduate student of the 2023/2024 Master of International Public Policy program at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. Olubunmi’s ambitions reflect a holistic dynamic to global development that leverages international

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Hannah Bacon

Hannah recently graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science specializing in Research with a minor in Geography. Throughout her undergraduate degree, Hannah developed a strong interest in researching gender, development, peace, and conflict. In the final year of her undergraduate program, Hannah had the opportunity as one of

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