Sarie Khalid is a U4 student currently pursuing degrees in Economics, Political Science and Islamic Studies. An Indian-Pakistani by heritage and a third generation expatriate of the Arabian Gulf, Sarie specializes in Middle Eastern and South Asian politics, international security, geo-economics and energy markets.
Shirley Wang is a U3 student currently pursuing majors in Political Science as well as Microbiology and Immunology. Hailing from Brampton, ON., her interests lie in Asia Pacific geopolitics, American foreign policy, gender and IR, and global health. In her spare time, Shirley can be found on the volleyball court or tucked in bed with a good book.
Alec Regino is a U3 student currently pursuing a degree in Sociology and History. Originally from the Philippines, he has a keen interest in immigration policy, Asia Pacific geopolitics, and the dynamics of ethnicity/race, class, and gender in society. When he's not writing for MIR, Alec is usually studying in McLennan or baking cookies.
Hailing from Massachusetts, Steven is in his final year pursuing an honours degree in Political Science. His interests include post-Soviet transitions and Middle Eastern politics, specifically as related to sectarian conflicts fueled by proxy wars. Steven is also very passionate about tracking U.S. congressional races. He looks forward to a great publishing year at MIR and to create an environment…
Nathan is a U3 students currently pursuing a degree in Economics & Political Science. He has a keen interest in economic policy and international trade. Originally from Toronto, he thinks that this might finally be the year for the Toronto Maple Leafs (please guys). You can catch him most Thursdays working at BdA!
Isabel Post is a U3 Political Science student with a double minor in Russian and Psychology. Having spent considerable time in the former Soviet Union, she is most interested in post-Communist political and economic transition in Eurasia, especially concerning ethnic minorities. In her free time, Isabel enjoys long bike rides, arts and crafts, and 90's sitcoms.
Andrew Figueiredo is a Third Year student Majoring in Honors International Development Studies with a Minor in History. Andrew is originally from Kansas and both lives and breathes politics. His specialties include American politics, Canadian politics, European elections, and populist movements. In his dwindling free time, Andrew is an avid reader.
Selene is currently pursuing a degree in Economics and Philosophy and comes from a multicultural and multilingual background. In addition to her fields of study, she is passionate about History and Biology because of the roles they play in understanding ourselves and others.
Helena Martin is a U2 student currently studying Political Science, the French Language, and Economics. Having grown up in different countries, she is fascinated by the government and law processes (particularly immigration policies) of various states. She also specializes in Asia Pacific politics. In her spare time, Helena is happily sipping tea while caring for her many house plants.
Christopher Ciafro is an honours political science student at McGill University and Montréal native. He has experience working in the Canadian civil service, and a certificate in International Conflict Studies from SciencesPo Paris. If he ever goes missing, you can probably find him at the nearest piano, playing Italian folk songs.
Allegra Mendelson is a third year student currently pursuing a double major in Economics and World Religions. She specializes in articles relating to Southeast Asia, particularly Myanmar, the international refugee regime, democratization, and the interrelation of religion and politics. She is passionately averse to anything orange.
John Weston is a U3 student pursuing an Honours in Political Science with a minor in Linguistics. His interests include comparative politics in North America, Europe, and the Middle-East, but also security and migration/refugee issues. In his spare time you can find him procrastinating on writing papers by getting distracted over something he found on the news.
Gracie is a 3rd year student pursuing a Joint Honours degree in Political Science and World Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies. She specializes in American and Middle Eastern politics, with a focus on Turkey. Her personal ambition is to adopt three beagles and name them Ruth, Bader, and Ginsburg.
Asma is a third year student pursuing a double major in Political Science and International Development, with a minor in German Language. She is primarily interested in Middle Eastern and North African politics. This region impassions her for its rich history, its relevance in many global contemporary topics, and for the interesting interconnection between the countries as one event in a country…
Kody is an M2 student studying epidemiology and public health. Although his primary research focus is on food environments, his interests also cover data science, health policy, and the social and environmental determinants of health. When not working, Kody enjoys reading, cooking, and drinking too much coffee.
Laura is a U3 student pursuing an Honours program in Political Science and two minors, one in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, and the other in International Development. Within MIR, she is an editor for the European Review. Most of her articles written for several journals have focused on the Middle East and France.