Postdoctoral Fellows

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Postdoctoral Fellows2019-07-16T16:42:58-04:00

Postdoctoral fellows (PDFs) are a key component of the Balsillie School’s vibrant intellectual community. Each PDF must be affiliated with a BSIA faculty member whose responsibility it is to recruit, select and supervise postdoctoral fellows. As the BSIA does not have its own funding source for PDFs, postdoctoral fellows must be employed by either the University of Waterloo or Wilfrid Laurier University, but would have their office at the Balsillie School.

For information on the types of funding and support available through the two universities, please visit the sites below:

Wilfrid Laurier University

University of Waterloo

Mary Caesar

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Caesar’s primary research areas are public health, urban food security, urban governance, gender and race in South and southern Africa. Learn more

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Banting Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Hamilton specializes in international relations, political philosophy, and environmental politics. His recent work explores the shared history and sciences underpinning global nuclear war, climate change, and the Anthropocene epoch. Learn more

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Johnstone’s research explores intersections of politics, public policy, law, and healthcare as they relate to gendered bodies. Learn more

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Banting Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Riley is a human geographer interested in household food security, urban geographies, gender and development, and childhoods, with a regional research focus on Southern Africa. Learn more

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Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Si is a human geographer with broad research interests in sustainable food system, alternative food networks, food security, food safety and rural development initiatives. He is currently a QES postdoctoral fellow researching food security and small food vendors of Nanjing China within the Hungry Cities Partnership project. Learn more

Graeme Young

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Young’s research focuses on the politics of informal economic activity and explores how political processes, economic institutions, legal and regulatory systems, and urban development projects shape informality in cities in the Global South, and how the urban poor experience and respond to state power as they engage in the informal economy as a means of livelihood support. Learn more