Postdoctoral Fellows

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Postdoctoral Fellows 2018-01-05T14:48:35+00:00

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

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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Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Barbak specializes in theory of public administration, public sector reform, the security-development nexus, security governance, security sector reform, and democratic control of armed forces. His current research project investigates the relationship between security sector reform and the rule of law promotion at a national level. Learn more

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Campbell-Verduyn is a political scientist broadly interested in international political economy and private forms of authority, whose regional focus is Europe. His current research examines the roles of emergent technologies in global financial governance. 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

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Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Kamel is a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the BSIA. She works on China’s role in the international monetary and financial system, the Belt and Road initiative (BRI), the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), and the internationalization of the RMB. Learn more

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. McCordic is an interdisciplinary researcher investigating how people become vulnerable to natural and social hazards. Cameron’s work has focused on urban food security as well as social stigma and xenophobia. Learn more

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

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Si is a human geographer with broad research interests in sustainable food systems, alternative food networks, food security, food safety and rural development initiatives. He currently works with the Hungry Cities Partnership on food in Nanjing. Learn more

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SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Lauren Sneyd is a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow conducting research on food security, dietary adequacy and urban development challenges in Africa, specifically in Cameroon in Central Africa. Learn more