Faculty

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Employed by the University of Waterloo (UW) or Wilfrid Laurier University (Laurier), BSIA faculty teach courses and seminars across BSIA’s three 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, Director of the Viessmann European Research Centre and an Associate Professor in Geography and Environmental Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. Learn more

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

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

Dr. Burch, Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of Waterloo is researching community sustainability transitions, climate change policy, participatory governance, and small business innovation. 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

Specializing in global public policy and global health governance, Dr. Coleman is co-principal investigator for a CIHR funded project focusing on risk for HIV/AIDS among recent immigrants to Canada. 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

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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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Specializing in comparative religions, Dr. Desjardins has spent his career exploring ways that humans are religious and how religion is studied. 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

A specialist in science and society, Dr. Douglas current work focuses on the role of values in science and the nature of scientific integrity. Learn more

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Dr. Edgar is currently serving as Executive Director of the Academic Council on the UN System (ACUNS). Learn more

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Specializing in religion and politics, Dr. Freston has a special interest in creating opportunities for scholars from the Global South. 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

Dr. Grépin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Sciences and the School of International Policy and Governance at Wilfrid Laurier University. 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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A political economy expert, Dr. Hall researches property in Asia, environmental certification in global aquaculture, and food governance in Japan. Learn more

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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, 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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A renowned global security expert, Dr. Homer-Dixon’s research examines how societies adapt to economic, ecological, and technological change. Learn more

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

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

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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

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Dr. Kitchen researches international security. Her current research focuses on inter-agency and cross-border co-operation in counter-terrorism. Learn more

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Dr. Jurek 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. Lackenbauer specializes in circumpolar Arctic affairs, the history of Canadian defence and foreign policy, and indigenous-state relations. Learn more

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

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. Mahon’s research focuses on gender and global governance. Learn more

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Dr. Mainwaring is an Assistant Professor in Sociology and Legal Studies at the University of Waterloo. Learn more

Dr. Maxim’s most recent research focuses on migration and the socio-economic integration of immigrants into Canadian society. Learn more

A recognized expert on business law and consumer protections, Mrs. McGill’s research examines business consumer relationships and dispute resolution. Learn more

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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

Dr. Bessma 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

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

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

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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

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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. Polanco examines how social location – including class, gender, immigrant status, and race – structures mobility across borders and inclusion in the nation. Learn more

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Dr. Ravenhill is the Director of the Balsillie School of International Affairs. He is the former Head of the School of Politics and International Relations, Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University. Learn more

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

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

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Dr. Schirle’s research focuses on the implications of historical changes in women’s labour market behaviour for senior family incomes in retirement. Learn more

An expert on post-conflict state-building and security sector reform, Dr. Sedra specializes in security issues in Afghanistan and the Middle East. Learn more

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Dr. Shamsie’s current research examines peacebuilding in Haiti and Central America, with particular attention to democratic development programs. Learn more

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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Specializing in sustainability and resource management, Dr. Slocombe’s research and teaching focus on environmental policy, planning, and assessment. 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

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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

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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 as well as director of the CIGI’s project on Confidence, Trust, and Empathy in Asia-Pacific Security. Learn more

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

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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