Anya Johnson Poon

Master of Arts in Global Governance

 

Anya Johnson Poon is a Master of Global Governance candidate and Graduate Research Fellow at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. She holds a Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management with a Specialization in Development Studies from Carleton University. Her academic interests include international political economy, global health, medical anthropology, and gender studies. Her research interests in medical anthropology and gender studies led her to write her undergraduate thesis on the nexus of queer reproduction and reproductive travel, exploring migration and mobilities through the lens of some aspects of queer family formation. She hopes to continue applying a queer lens to the complexities of international development and international political economy.

Outside of academia, Anya is dedicated to travel and opportunities to live in new places with different languages and ways of life. She considers experiential learning to be of equal importance to academic learning, and believes that diverse experiences of language and culture offer her the opportunity to better ground her theoretical perspectives, contextualize and personally connect with global issues.

Awards

  • Global Governance Fellowship, BSIA, 2021
  • Dean’s Honours list, Carleton University 2016-2019

Education

  • Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management, Specialization in Development Studies, Carleton University, 2020
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