Ousmane’s research will explore the role of identity and legitimacy in the collaboration between the United Nations and Regional Economic Communities in peacekeeping/peacebuilding operations.
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.
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.
Diana’s research investigates how ‘undesirable’ migrants resist being governed, how they challenge the limits imposed on their political subjectivity by claiming rights, and how they might do so alongside citizens facing similar oppressions.
Dr. Daǧtaș is Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Waterloo. She obtained her PhD in 2014 from the Department of Anthropology and the Collaborative Program in Women and Gender Studies at the University of Toronto.