Employed by the University of Waterloo (UW) or Wilfrid Laurier University (Laurier), BSIA faculty teach courses and seminars across BSIA’s four academic programs, supervise student work and contribute to various BSIA learning events and activities.


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Researching environmental change and multi-level governance systems, Dr. Armitage specializes in the human dimensions of environmental change. Learn more


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Dr. Blay-Palmer is the founding Director for the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems and a Professor in Geography and Environmental Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. Learn more

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Dr. Blight is an expert in oral history and helped to make The Fog of War. Dr. Lang is an expert on international security and conflict prevention. Learn more

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Author of National Health Insurance in the United States and Canada, Dr. Boychuk specializes in social governance and comparative social policy. Learn more

Kate Bruce Lockhart

Dr. Katherine Bruce-Lockhart is an Assistant Professor in History at the University of Waterloo researching the legacies of colonial carceral institutions, particularly prisons. Learn more

Sarah Burch

Dr. Sarah Burch is Canada Research Chair in Sustainability Governance and Innovation and Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of Waterloo. Learn more


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Dr. Carter researches comparative political economic and environmental policy regimes surrounding oil developments in key Canadian oil-dependent cases. Learn more

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As Professor of Environment and Resource Studies, Dr. Clapp in an expert on the global economy, international food politics, and the environment. Learn more

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Dr. Andrea M. Collins, Assistant Professor in the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability at the University of Waterloo is researching the role of gender in the governance of food, land, and agriculture in both local and global contexts. Learn more

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An expert on foreign policy and diplomacy, Dr. Cooper’s recent work has focused on emerging powers, G8 reform, Latin America and celebrity diplomacy. Learn more

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A specialist in Canadian and international environmental law, Dr. Craik’s current research explores governance in global commons environmental issues. Learn more

Jonathan Crush

An expert on human security, Dr. Crush is a major contributor to global debates on the need for development-friendly governance of migrant movements. Learn more


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Dr. Dalby is an author and researcher of climate change, political ecology, geopolitics, global security, militarization and the spatial dimensions of governance. Learn more

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Dr. Donais teaches peace and conflict studies and has an ongoing interest in questions of security sector reform and post-conflict peacebuilding. Learn more


Alistair Edgar

Dr. Edgar’s research focuses on transitional justice in war-to-peace transitions and post-conflict peace building. Learn more


Ann FitzGerald

Professor Ann Fitz-Gerald is the Director of the Balsillie School of International Affairs. Her research focuses on conflict, national security and security sector governance. Learn more


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Dr. Goff specializes in international political economy with a particular interest in trade, intellectual property and cultural capacity. Learn more

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An international relations and governance expert, Dr. Gorman currently researches the role of ideas as agents of global change in the 20th century. Learn more


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Dr. Habib specializes in transnational relations to Israel and Palestine. Her latest research focuses on Israeli émigrés living in the US and Canada. Learn more

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Dr. Hall researches East Asian political economy (especially food, agriculture, land and the environment) and the theory and history of capitalism and commodifiction. Learn more

Eric Helleiner

Specializing in global finance, governance and political economy, Dr. Helleiner is a renowned expert on international monetary and financial issues. Learn more

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Associate Professor at BSIA and Associate Dean of SIPG at Laurier, Dr. Hennebry’s research focuses on international migration and mobility, with a specialization in labour migration in Canada and Spain. Learn more

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Dr. Horton has extensive experience in developing countries and has consulted for the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and several UN agencies. Learn more

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An Assistant Professor at the BSIA, Dr. Huo’s primary research interest is in the political economy of institutions and incentives. Learn more


Suzan Ilcan

Dr. Ilcan’s research focuses on migration and refugee studies, humanitarian and development aid, and citizenship rights and social justice.
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Specializing in development economics, Dr. Jackson’s research focuses on the interaction between economic development, diversity and social norms. Learn more


Veronica Kitchen

Dr. Kitchen specializes in national security and counter-terrorism, and has particular interests in gender & security and Canada-US security relations. Learn more

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Dr. Konieczny specializes in macroeconomics and monetary economics, with particular focus on infrequent price adjustment at the level of individual firms and its macroeconomic effects. Learn more


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Dr. Lam focuses on optimal monetary policy, the design of monetary regimes under uncertainty, and the link between mortality and business cycles. Learn more

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Dr. Lang is an expert on international security and conflict prevention. Dr. Blight is an expert in oral history and helped to make The Fog of War. Learn more

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Dr. Alexander Lanoszka, Assistant Professor of International Relations, University of Waterloo researches alliance politics, theories of war, and European security. Learn more

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Specializing in environmental governance, natural resources and indigenous rights, Dr. Latta has research interests both in Latin America and in Canada’s North. Learn more

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Dr. Loomis’ research focuses on social problems and how linking community, schools, government, and non-governmental organizations (NGO) can address them. Learn more


Sara Matthews

Dr. Matthews is Associate Professor in the Department of Global Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her research projects explore the relations between visual culture and martial politics as well as how communities craft creative modes of relationality and survival in response to practices of state securitization. Learn more

Audra Mitchell

Dr. Mitchell’s research seeks to transform global ethics to respond to emerging ecological and/or technological challenges, including mass extinction, climate change and space colonization. Learn more

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Dr. Mitchell is the director of the Laurier Indigenous Rights and Social Justice Research Group focusing on colonial trauma, indigenous rights and governance issues. Learn more

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Dr. Momani is Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo and the Balsillie School of International Affairs. She has authored and co-edited over eight books and over 65 scholarly, peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters that have examined the IMF, the World Bank, petrodollars, the Middle East, and Arab youth. Learn more

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Dr. Mountz specializes in human migration, with expertise in borders, human smuggling, political asylum, and detention. Learn more

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An expert on international development, Dr. Muirhead is currently researching international dairy regimes/agricultural policy relating to the EU, Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Canada. Learn more


Jatin Nathwani

Professor Jatin Nathwani is the founding Executive Director, Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE) and holds the prestigious Ontario Research Chair in Public Policy for Sustainable Energy at the University of Waterloo. Learn more

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An expert on environmental economics, Dr. Nimubona is interested in both empirical and theoretical research related to sustainable development. Learn more

Reina Neufeldt

Dr. Reina C. Neufeldt is an Associate Professor in Peace and Conflict Studies at Conrad Grebel University College and the University of Waterloo. Learn more


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Dr. Peers is a member of the Canadian Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences. He is the Dean of Arts and Professor of History at the University of Waterloo. Learn more


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Dr. Ravenhill is the Chair of the Political Science department at the University of Waterloo. He is the former Director of the Balsillie School of International Affairs. Learn more

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Dr. Liam Riley is an Adjunct Faculty member at Wilfrid Laurier University. Learn more

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Dr. Rowlands has expertise in energy management strategies and policy, international environmental relations and corporate environmentalism. Learn more

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Dr. Rus currently researches the theoretical and empirical aspects of international trade, renewable resource management and environmental policy. Learn more

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Dr. Rygiel’s research focuses on citizenship, migration and border security in North America and Europe. Projects include research on community-based initiatives fostering cultural pluralism in Europe and on Syrian refugees in Turkey. Learn more


Vanessa Schweizer

Dr. Schweizer’s research has focused on decision-making under uncertainty, namely the problem of near-term decision-making in the context of long-term consequences. Learn more

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A specialist in macroeconomics, inflation, central banking and financial markets, Dr. Siklos has consulted for various institutions and central banks. Learn more

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An expert on public economics and fiscal federalism, Dr. Snoddon’s current research focuses on governments’ fiscal behaviour and election outcomes. Learn more

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Dr. Swatuk specializes in the political economy of the environment and natural resource management, focusing on water resources in Southern Africa. Learn more

Imre Szeman

Dr. Szeman is a University Research Chair and Professor of Communication Arts at the University of Waterloo. He conducts research on energy, environmental and social change, social and political philosophy, and contemporary cultural studies. Learn more


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Dr. VanNijnatten’s research focuses on transboundary environmental governance in North America, with an emphasis on network linkages and capacity-building. Learn more


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Dr. Walker specializes in the history of human rights and race relations with a focus on Canadian issues. Learn more

Margaret Walton-Roberts March 2020

Dr. Walton-Roberts, a human geographer, focuses her research on Indian emigration, transnational migrant networks and immigration to Canada. Learn more

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A world politics and political economy expert with a specialization on China, Dr. Wang explores the interaction of structural and ideational forces. Learn more

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Specializing in international relations and international security, Dr. Welch is an award-winning teacher and author, working primarily on Asia-Pacific security. Learn more

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Dr. Whiteside’s current research program focuses on interrelated areas of global health concerns. These include: shifting burdens of disease, immigrant and migrant health, and the economic and social causes and consequences of HIV and AIDS. Learn more

Randy Wigle

Dr. Wigle has published widely on topics in the areas of international trade policy and environmental economics. His recent work has focused on Canadian climate policy, especially the linkages between federal and provincial action. Learn more