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. 

Francesco Cappellano

CFGS/ BIG Visiting Scholar
Francesco is a Post-doc Visiting Scholar and was awarded a six-month Cross-Border Research Fellowship, a joint-appointment with Borders in Globalization at CFGS and our partner, the Border Policy Research Institute at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington.
Ozlem Ezer

Visiting Research Fellow

Ozlem Ezer is a summer visiting research fellow at the CFGS. She studied English Language and Literature at Bogazici University in Istanbul, received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Women’s and Gender Studies at METU, Ankara and York University in Toronto, respectively. She completed her post-doctoral studies at Linkoping University in Sweden. Her book Dogu, Batı ve Kadın came out in 2012. Dr. Ezer's area of expertise is women's life writing where she focuses on analyses and outcomes of stereotypes. Her book Lifelines-Syrian Womanhoods will be published in 2019.

Thomas  Homer-Dixon

Visiting Research Scholar

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

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.
Alex Lloyd

Graduate Student Fellow

Alex Lloyd is an MA candidate in the Department of Anthropology, with a specialization in Inequality, Culture, and Health. She is also a Graduate Student Fellow at the Centre for Global Studies, as well as the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives. 

Kenneth Macartney

Diplomat in Residence
As Canada's former ambassador to Sweden, Ken is the Diplomat in Residence at the Centre for Global Studies and Adjunct Professor at the University of Victoria.
Benjamin Muller

EU-Borders Visiting Researcher
Dr. Muller currently serves as the Chair of the King’s University College Faculty Association, and he teaches Critical Security Studies and Border Studies at King’s, an affiliate college with Western University in London, Ontario. Since obtaining his PhD from Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland, Dr. Muller has published widely in books and academic journals on issues of borders, sovereignty, security, technology, and identity.
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Sara Naderi

Graduate Student Fellow

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.

Eyene Okpanachi

Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar

Dr. Eyene Okpanachi is a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Political Science, University of Victoria. His postdoctoral research which focuses on conflict and contestations regarding domestic decision making over the management of natural resource revenues through Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) is supervised by Professor Reeta Tremblay of Uvic's Political Science. 

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.
Bart Simpson

Visiting Graduate Student
Bart Simpson is a Genie Award-winning filmmaker, and currently a PhD student at the Edinburgh College of Art - University of Edinburgh. He is interested in films that evoke, entertain and engage public debate.
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. 
Ariel Taylor

Graduate Student Fellow
Ariel Taylor is a PhD candidate with the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria and a Graduate Student Fellow at the Centre for Global Studies. Her dissertation focuses on the impact of corporate social responsibility (CSR) on democracy in Latin America and specifically the role of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the governance of mining activity.
Ivan Thompson

Community Practitioner Fellow