Liu Scholars

Natasha Fox

Natasha Fox

Her research is focused on communities in the Tohoku region of Japan that were heavily impacted by the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown, and the ongoing activities of post-disaster LGBT civil society groups in the area. 

Yemi Adeyeye

Yemi Adeyeye

He researches the politics and production of knowledge in multi-level forest governance.

Vikas Menghwani

Vikas Menghwani

His research interests include energy poverty, small-scale energy systems, sustainability transition and the debates at the intersection of climate change, energy and development.

Cate May Burton

Cate May Burton

Her research engages with critical theory, intersectional feminism, critical race, anti-colonial, and indigenous theories, and aims to intervene in the field of education.

Vanessa Banta

Vanessa Banta

Her research interests lie at the intersection of migration, tourism, development studies, and environmental studies.

Temitope Onifade

Temitope Onifade

His research focuses on how law and society regulate low carbon economies, specifically the main role law plays, the limitations of this role, and how society can help law.

Tebogo T. Leepile

Tebogo T. Leepile

Tebby’s research seeks to assess the association between household food security and nutrition outcomes among women of reproductive age and young children in rural Botswana.

Susanna Klassen

Susanna Klassen

Her research assesses the contribution of organic agriculture to food system sustainability, and the adoption of practices that enhance agro-ecological health and labour equity on organic farms in Canada.

Stefan Pauer

Stefan Pauer

His current research explores the mechanisms that lead to governments’ adoption of carbon tariffs.

Shawn Forde

Shawn Forde

His research interest is in exploring ways in which social movement groups mobilize sports.

Sandeep Pai

Sandeep Pai

Energy researcher, author, and award-winning journalist.

Sameer Shah

Sameer Shah

He specializes in the human dimensions of global water governance and access.

Saguna Shankar

Saguna Shankar

Her research focuses on ways in which information practices are designed and adapted over time, particularly in the context of migration.

Ruth Gibson

Ruth Gibson

Her research is at the interface of International Law, International Relations and Political Economy.

Rumi Naito

Rumi Naito

Her research focuses on human behavior and behavior change in conservation and land use in tropical landscapes, collaborative decision-making, avoided deforestation, biodiversity conservation, tropical fire ecology, and ecosystem services.

Rebecca Singleton

Through her research she aims to find practical solutions to marine conservation problems.

Raquel Baldwinson

Raquel Baldwinson

Her research focuses on matters of interdisciplinarity in global health.

Prajna Rao

Prajna Rao

Her research interest is in infrastructure politics and everyday city life.

Nina Ebner

Nina Ebner

Her research interests lie at the intersection of economic restructuring and mobility

Michelle Hak-Hepburn

Michelle Hak-Hepburn

Her research engages with the agency and animacy of trees, interrogating how we can rethink our relationships with forests to combat deforestation.

Maya Lefkowich

Maya Lefkowich

Her research aims to unpack ethical implications of representation (with the hope of countering colonial descriptions of community deficits, risky lifestyles, and individualized addictions) and collaboration (with an emphasis on positionality).

Max Chewinski

Max Chewinski

His research focuses on the impacts of public-private partnerships on community well-being and environmental sustainability.

Mark Stoller

Mark Stoller

His research explores impact assessment methodologies in Canada and their role in facilitating Indigenous-state relations in the Northwest Territories.

Fernanda Rojas Marchini

Fernanda Rojas Marchini

Her research focuses on the material outcomes of environmental science/politics and development practices in the temperate rainforests located in the South of Chile.

Liv Yoon

Liv Yoon

Her research interests include critical ecology, environmental sociology, politics, and communication, and socio-political dimensions of sport mega-events.

Lisa Brunner

Lisa Brunner

Her research focuses on immigration and higher education policies, internationalization, and ethics.

Kirsten Dales

Kirsten Dales

Her research focuses on industrial ecology and environmental toxicology in large river-floodplain systems.

Kiran Sunar

Kiran Sunar

Her research attends to questions of gender, sexuality, and the fantastical in South Asian literatures with a focus on Punjabi literature in the early modern period.

Juliane Collard

Juliane Collard

She explores questions of abnormality and pathology to better understand how dominant modes of social ordering are materialized during assisted reproduction.

Juan Felipe Hernandez

Juan Felipe Hernandez

His research interests lie in the social and the metaphysical aspects of extraction.

Jocelyn Fraser

Jocelyn Fraser

Jocelyn’s research focus is on social risk and social responsibility in the mining sector.

Jessica Yu

Jessica Yu

Her current research explores the structural determinants that affect access to health services for mine workers in South African communities.

Jenalee Kluttz

Jenalee Kluttz

Jenalee’s research focuses on adult learning within, and public education from, social movements related to environmental justice and climate change.

Jeff O’Brien

Jeff O’Brien

His research explores the relationship between representation, historiography and the disappeared of Beirut in post civil-war(s) Lebanon.

James Rhatigan

James Rhatigan

His research focuses on the environmental history of the Canadian nuclear industry.

Hema Nadarajah

Hema Nadarajah

Her research interest concerns studying the political processes of translating scientific knowledge into international policy and cooperative management in the Arctic.

Helina Jolly

Helina Jolly

Her research is focused on economic valuation of ecosystem services, gender and biodiversity conservation particularly among the indigenous forest communities in India.

Graham McDowell

Graham McDowell

His research interest lies in environmental change in high mountains and the Arctic, vulnerability and adaptation, socio-ecological systems, environmental governance.

Godwin Dzah

Godwin Dzah

His research explores the interaction of natural resources, environment and society within the context of North-South engagement.

Gabriel Castillo Devoto

Gabriel Castillo Devoto

His research concerns sustainability in the extractive industry, focus in the social and environmental areas.

Francisco Paz

Francisco Paz

His research focuses on the development of advanced algorithms for photovoltaic power plants to increase energy production and improve reliability.

Francisco Gómez-López

Francisco Gómez-López

His current research examines rural identities, territoriality and community engagement focusing on peasant organizations in Colombia.

Federico Andrade-Rivas

Federico Andrade-Rivas

His current research is exploring food systems in indigenous communities in Ecuador to better understand how global and local food systems are interconnected, and related to health equity and environmental sustainability.

Ezra Greene

Ezra Greene

Ezra Greene is a PhD Anthropology student researching about the intergenerational transmisson of Inuit knowledge.

Emma Feltes

Emma Feltes

She is committed to advancing just political relations between settlers and Indigenous Peoples.

Devra Waldman

Devra Waldman

Her research interests sit at the intersections of sport/leisure, politics of space, urban (re)development, and (post)colonialism.

Deanne LeBlanc

Deanne LeBlanc

Her research focuses on the roles that non-indigenous Canadians play within settler colonial and de-colonial processes and structures.

Danielle Gendron

Danielle Gendron

Her research explores: the embeddedness of history in place, multi-sensory/imaginative ethnographic methods, oral histories, Indigenous-settler relationships, and human-water relationships.

Dana James

Dana James

Her research focuses on local-to-global approaches to sustainable agricultural development and food systems transformation.

Dallas Hunt

Dallas Hunt

His work looks at the intersections of Indigenous studies, urban studies and Indigenous literature.

Dale McCartney

Dale McCartney

His research interest is in the internationalization of higher education in Canada.

Claudia Díaz

Claudia Díaz

Claudia’s research interest lies in the role of early childhood education policies in educational inequalities.

Brenda D’Acunha

Brenda D’Acunha

Her research focuses on obtaining the water and carbon footprint of different crops in Mato Grosso, Brazil, one of the main crop exporters in the world, by making direct field measurements.

Bernardo Dourado Ranieri

Bernardo Dourado Ranieri

Bernardo is a second year Ph.D. student in Resource Management and Environmental Studies (RMES).

Andreas Østhagen

Andreas Østhagen

His research work is centered around energy and security issues.

Amber Heckelman

Amber Heckelman

Amber is committed to creating sustainable, equitable, and resilient food systems through public scholarship and knowledge mobilization.

Alison James

Alison James

Her doctoral research looks at the interplay of transitional justice and settler colonialism.

Alicia Luedke

Alicia Luedke

Her research focuses on sexual violence in armed conflict.

Alexander Held

Alexander Held

His research focuses on citizen political alienation in Western democracies.

Alexa Tanner

Alexa Tanner

Her research currently pulls from lessons learned about natural hazards from other communities.

Adi Burton

Adi Burton

Her studies focus on ethics in student activism, which she approaches from the perspective of Jewish phenomenology.

Abhishek Kar

Abhishek Kar

His research interest is in climate change, air pollution and health impacts of solid cooking fuel.

Lily Ivanova

Lily Ivanova

Lily’s research focuses on the development of “global morality” among young people in the West.

Kimberly Baker

Kimberly Baker

Kimberly’s research illustrates the lessons that can be learnt from museums that provide a forum for active participation and dialogue about peace practices among indigenous cultures of Kenya and Canada.

Jose Arias-Bustamante

Jose Arias-Bustamante

Jose’s research focuses on environmental and social struggles of Mapuche communities in Chile.

Ketty Anyeko

Ketty Anyeko

Ketty’s current research focuses on the ‘Senses of Justice and Reparations: Women’s Decision Making After Wartime Sexual Violence in Northern Uganda.’

Ashli Akins

Ashli Akins

Ashli is a human rights advocate, artist, and social entrepreneur.

Balsher Sidhu

Balsher Sidhu

Balsher’s interests lie in environmental sciences, sustainability, and judicious utilization of global water resources.

Vincent Ricciardi

Vincent Ricciardi

Vincent’s research focuses on the intersection of sustainable agriculture, poverty alleviation, and land use change.

Waged Jafer

Waged Jafer

Waged ‘s research is focused on the politics of victimhood, religious minorities, and identity politics.

Emily Amburgey

Emily Amburgey

Emily’s research focuses on the transformation of ethnic identities, development practice and discourse, and state restructuring processes in Nepal’s Himalaya region.

Neila Miled

Neila Miled

Neila’s research engages with feminist postcolonial theory and critical ethnography to explore the social and cultural contexts of education in relation to Muslim/immigrant and transnational youth.