Fellows

Fellows join CFGS for up to a maximum of 1 year. The fellowship program provides opportunities to graduate students and visiting scholars. All Fellows have office space and are a large part of the day to day activities of the Centre.


Taiwo Afolabi

Graduate Student Fellow
CFGS/Borders in Globalization

Taiwo Okunola Afolabi is a PhD student in the Department of Theatre, a Queen Elizabeth Scholar, and a Graduate Fellow at the Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria. 

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.

 

Thomas  Homer-Dixon

Visiting Research Scholar
CFGS

Thomas Homer-Dixon joins us as our Visiting Research Scholar until the end of September. Thomas comes to us from the University of Waterloo where he is a Professor in the Faculty of Environment and the CIGI Chair of Global Systems at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. He is also the founding Director of the Waterloo Institute for Complexity and Innovation.


Alison James

Visiting Graduate Student
CFGS
Alison James is a PhD student in the department of Political Science. Alison’s doctoral research looks at the interplay of transitional justice and settler colonialism and asks how Indigenous resurgence politics challenge state and scholarly assumptions in the field and practice of transitional justice, and serve to re-set the Indigenous-State relationship. Other academic interests include Southern Africa, and gender in politics.
David Lark

Graduate Student Fellow
CFGS
David Lark is a Ph.D. Candidate within the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria, a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellow, and a Graduate Student Fellow at the Centre for Global Studies (CFGS). David is utilizing his Fellowship at the CFGS to write his dissertation and actively engage with a vibrant multidisciplinary community of scholars on global affairs.
Qian  Liu

Graduate Student Fellow
CFGS
Qian Liu is a Ph.D. candidate at the Faculty of Law, University of Victoria, and a Graduate Student Fellow at the Centre for Global Studies. Qian’s doctoral research examines how the interaction of multiple legal orders affects Chinese leftover women’s choices in marriage and chlidbearing from the theoretical lens of legal pluralism, feminist legal theory, and postcolonial theory. Her fieldwork in China has been supported by the International Development Research Center Doctoral Research Award.
Kenneth Macartney

Associate Fellow and Diplomat in Residence
CFGS
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.
Cynthia Milton

Visiting Research Fellow
CFGS
Cynthia Milton comes to CFGS as our 2018 Visiting Research Fellow from the Université de Montréal. Her interdisciplinary research projects study truth commissions and alternative modes of truth-telling, and the artistic representation and cultural interventions in the constructions of historical narratives in the aftermath of state violence and during the era of transitional justice and human rights.
Sara Naderi

Graduate Student Fellow
CFGS

Sara is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of sociology with the concentration on cultural, social and political thought (CSPT)at the University of Victoria, and a Graduate Student Fellow at the Centre for Global Studies.

Rebeccah Nelems

Graduate Student Fellow
CFGS
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.
Pablo Ouziel

Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar
CFGS/Borders in Globalization
Born in Barcelona, Spain, Dr. Pablo Ouziel holds a six-month Post-Doctoral Fellowship with Dr. James Tully, working on a project titled “Towards democratic responses to the crisis of democracy in Spain: Forms of Participatory and Representative Civic Engagement”.
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.
Margit Säre

Cross-Borders Research Fellow
BIG Project
Margit Säre is a short term Cross-Border Research fellow with the Borders in Globalization Project, investigating transboundary civic environmentalism in the Salish Sea -Cascadia border region. 
Ivan Thompson

Community Practitioner Fellow
CFGS
Dr. Rob  Walker

Faculty Fellow
CFGS
R.B.J. (Rob) Walker is our 2018 CFGS Faculty Fellow. He works primarily as a political theorist but has long resisted theoretical traditions privileging states and individuals, preferring to treat “the modern international” as the site of the most challenging political problems of our age.