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.
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.
Camille Point is a third-year student currently pursuing a degree in English and Communication Studies. In particular, her interests include exploring the relationship between media and cultural studies, especially discourse surrounding gender politics and feminist activism. While away from her MIR duties, Camille can be found going grocery shopping for bread or running around with a tripod.
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.
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.
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…
Brian McGinn is a U2 student currently pursuing a degree in urban studies. Originally from suburban America, he is particularly interested in urbanism and sustainable development in East Asia and abroad. When Brian isn't writing from MIR, you can probably find him trying to find a decent cup of coffee or in line at Soupe Café about to buy his 4th grilled cheese of the week.
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.
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.
Juliana Riverin is a U2 student currently pursuing a degree in Political Science and a minor in Canadian Studies. She specializes in culture pieces that relate to the subjects of race and gender, as well as Canadian international affairs. When not writing for MIR she acts as a web editor for Chrysalis.
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.
Natalie Gastevich is a U2 student pursing a degree in International Development Studies, with minors in Sociology and the Social Studies of Medicine. This is her first year as a editor for MIR. She has an avid interest in local American politics, particularly in her hometown of Chicago. Next semester Natalie will be studying in East Africa on the African Field Study Semester with McGill.
Paloma Baumgartner is a U3 student currently pursuing a degree in Literature, Hispanic studies and Social Entrepreneurship, in the aim to work in publishing later on. Within MIR, she specializes in European affairs. She is one of the rare French people who actually dislike cheese. Fortunately for her, wine is not an issue.
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.