Fellows & Scholars in Residence

The CFGS Fellowship Program constitutes a core part of the intellectual life at the centre with an overarching aim of building a sophisticated and transdisciplinary network. Through this program, CFGS offers a variety of fellowships, including graduate student research fellows, visiting graduate research fellows, UVic faculty fellows, visiting research fellows, and visiting research scholars.  Fellowships and research stays range from a few weeks to a year.

Since the program inception in 2013, CFGS has hosted more than 100 scholars from at least 28 countries. Weekly seminars often boast that half of the first languages spoken around the table are not English, offering another perspective to the interdisciplinary nature of the program and of the experience. Additionally, a number of cross-border research scholars have joined the centre through a partnership between CFGS and the Borders in Globalization project. CFGS has also hosted three co-sponsored Harold Coward Indian fellows through joint partnership with the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society and the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives. 

Following is the current cohort engaged with the Centre this year.

Nicole Bates-Eamer

Graduate Student Fellow
Nicole is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science and a Graduate Student Fellow at the Centre for Global Studies.
Ryan Beaton

Graduate Student Researcher
Cedar Tree Initiative
Ryan is currently pursuing a PhD in Law at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. His research focuses on the evolving conceptions of Aboriginal title and Crown sovereignty in Canadian case law.
Regan Burles

Graduate Student Fellow
Regan is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science and a Graduate Student Fellow at the Centre for Global Studies.
Michael  Carpenter

Postdoctoral Scholar
BIG Project

Michael Carpenter is a post-doctoral fellow with Borders in Globalization at the Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria, Canada. His research interests include participatory governance, civil resistance, Middle East politics, international relations, and political theory.


Juan Francisco  Chavez

Graduate Student Fellow
Gustavson School of Business
Juan Francisco Chavez is a Graduate Student Fellow at CFGS and a PhD Canadidate in Gustavson School of Business. His research interests can be situated in the intersection of business policy and strategy, social issues in management, and sustainability.
Keith  Cherry

Graduate Student Fellow
Keith Cherry is a settler academic, sessional instructor, and community activist living on unceded Lekwungen territories. Keith holds a Killam Postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Alberta and a Center for Global Studies fellowship at the University of Victoria, and is a co-founder of the Cedar Trees Institute.
Éloïse Décoste

Visiting Graduate Student
Département des sciences juridiques of the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM)
Éloïse Décoste is a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation doctoral scholar and a PhD candidate at the Département des sciences juridiques of the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM) where she studies the notion of 'reconciliation' and the right to reparation in light of international standards.
Maeva Gauthier

Graduate Student Fellow
Maeva Gauthier is a PhD student in Geography in the Community-based Research Lab at the University of Victoria and a Graduate Student Fellow at the Centre for Global Studies. Her research interests include resilience and adaptations, human dimensions of global change, participatory approaches, youth engagement and Arctic regions.
Mehdi Hashemi

Graduate Student Fellow
Department of Political Science
Mehdi Hashemi is graduate fellow at the Center for Global Studies. He is currently working towards a PhD in political science with a focus in international relations and comparative politics.
Edwin Hodge

Research Fellow
BIG Project
Edwin Hodge is a research fellow with the Borders in Globalization project at the Centre for Global Studies and a Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology here at UVIc. Edwin’s sociological background lies in the areas of social movement theory, gender theory, and political sociology.
Amy Janzwood

Visiting Graduate Student Fellow
Amy Janzwood is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science and Environmental Studies at the University of Toronto and a CFGS Visiting Graduate Student. Her research interests include social movements, energy infrastructure, comparative politics, political economy, and environmental politics.
Kenneth Macartney

Associate Fellow and Diplomat in Residence
Ken is now an Associate Fellow with the CFGS. As Canada's former ambassador to Sweden, he was our Diplomat in Residence at the Centre (2017) as well as Adjunct Professor at the University of Victoria.
Rebeca  Macias Gimenez

Graduate Student Fellow
Rebeca Macias Gimenez is a PhD candidate at the University of Victoria Faculty of Law and one of our 2018/2019 Graduate Student Fellows. She is also affiliated with the Water, Innovation, and Global Governance Lab and she is a graduate student fellow with the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).
Rebeccah Nelems

Graduate Student Fellow
Rebeccah Nelems is a PhD student in the Sociology and Cultural, Social, and Political Thought (CSPT) programs at UVic. Her research has been shaped by 15+ years of evaluating social change projects and training organizations in community engagement methods. She comes to us with a MA in Social and Political Thought from York University and a BA (Honours) in Philosophy and Literary Studies from the University of Toronto.
Ben Perrier

Postdoctoral Scholar
BIG Project
Ben is a scientific research collaborator and Postdoctoral Scholar in the "Borders in Globalization" program. His work at CFGS focuses on the theoretical and legal renewal of the territorial borders of the States in the era of globalization.
Than Phan

Post-doctoral Researcher
Post-Doctoral Researcher
Cindy Quan

Graduate Student Fellow
Department of Psychology
Tatiana Shaban

Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar

Tatiana Shaban is a visiting post-doctoral fellow at the Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria, Canada. Her research interests include European Integration and regional governance, European Neighbourhood Policy and Borders


Ivan Thompson

Community Practitioner Fellow
Julian Yates

Visiting Scholar
School of Social Science - Monash University
Julian Yates is a Lecturer in Human Geography at Monash University, Australia, and an Australia Research Council (ARC) Discover Early Career Research Fellow. As a community-engaged political ecologist and development geographer, his research lies at the intersection of the politics of Indigenous knowledge, inter-cultural adult education, rural development policy, planning, and practice, and environmental governance.