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.

Marshall Adams

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow
Marshall Adams is a visiting fellow at UVic's Centre for Global Studies, SSHRC post-doctoral researcher, and a Rufford grant recipient.
Diána Bartha

Visiting Graduate Student
European Memory Politics
Diána Bartha is an Assistant to the Academic Coordinator (Hungary) for the European Memory Politics project.
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.
Kristin Brandl

Faculty Fellow
Kristin Brandl is a Faculty 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.

 

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.
Frank Esser

Visiting Research Fellow
Frank Esser is a visiting scholar at the Centre for Global Studies.
Maria Finnsdottir

Visiting Graduate Student Fellow
Maria Finnsdottir is a Visiting Graduate Student Fellow at the Centre for Global Studies, and a PhD Candidate in Sociology at the University of Toronto.
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 Postdoctoral Fellow
Amy Janzwood is a Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow at the CFGS and a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia in the Department of Political Science.
Árpád Knap

Visiting Graduate Student
European Memory Politics
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.
Julianna Nielsen

Graduate Student Fellow
Julianna Nielsen is a Graduate Student Fellow at the Centre for Global Studies and an MA Student in the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria.
Piotr Olesky

Visiting Post-Doc
European Memory Politics
Natalie Oman

Visiting Research Fellow
While at the Centre, Natalie will be working on part of a larger project that aims to make the classical sources of international law “do new work in the present."
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
Katrina Ponti

Visiting Fulbright Student
Katrina Ponti is a visiting Fulbright Student at CFGS, and a Ph.D. Candidate in History at the University of Rochester.
Márton Rakovics

Visiting Graduate Student
European Memory Politics
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

 

Jules  Soupault

Visiting Graduate Student
European Memory Politics
Ivan Thompson

Community Practitioner Fellow
CFGS
Debra Torok

Graduate Student Fellow
Debra Torok is a Graduate Student Fellow at CFGS and a PhD Candidate in Clinical-Lifespan Psychology.
Francesca Tortorella

Visiting Post-Doc
European Memory Politics