EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Alec Regino

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.

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MANAGING EDITOR

Shirley Wang

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.

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CREATIVE & MEDIA DIRECTOR

Camille Point

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.

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SENIOR EDITORS

Allegra Mendelson

Allegra Mendelson is a U3 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.

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Helena Martin

Helena is in U3 studying Political Science, Economics, and French. She specializes in Asia Pacific politics, and she is very interested in immigration policies, cybersecurity, and legislative procedures. In her spare time, she is happily sipping tea while caring for her many houseplants.

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FRENCH SECTION EDITOR

Charles Lepage

Charles just completed his History/Political Science BA at McGill and ~logically~ continued his path at McGill's Faculty of Medicine. McGill once McGill twice, as they say. He focuses on International Relations as well as China and Québec politics.

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MEDIA EDITORS

Bilal Virji

Bilal is a U4 Urban Studies major. As a third-culture kid, his interests lie across global current affairs. He is particularly passionate about multimedia content creation, and currently manages MIR's podcasts. When he is not editing multimedia content for MIR, Bilal spends his time curating his honey collection.

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SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR

Evelyne Goulet

Evelyne Goulet is a U3 student, double majoring in political science and history. A Montreal native, she is particularly interested in North American politics and gender equality. In her free time, she likes to brunch and waste time on Twitter.

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EDITORS

Albert Gunnison

Albert Gunnison is a U3 Economics and Political Science student at McGill University. He originally hails from Bow, New Hampshire, and grew up in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Albert specializes in Middle Eastern and North American studies for the MIR. He enjoys playing basketball and getting involved on campus in his free time.

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Angello Alcazar

Angello Alcazar is a U3 student currently pursuing a degree in Sociology and Literature. An Italian-Peruvian citizen, he is passionate about cultural phenomena, social justice, and sociological issues such as stratification and the social construction of race and gender. In his spare time, Angello is usually writing stories in cafés or watching old movies with friends.

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Anja Helliot

Anja is a second-year undergraduate student, pursuing a degree in Political Science, Economics and African studies. She focuses on Development Issues, Post-Colonialism, Trade and the European Union.

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Anthony Kuan

Anthony Kuan is a U3 student pursuing a degree in History and Political Science. He is interested in studying the seminal historical dynamics responsible for developing modern East Asia, and the broader role that these dynamics have had in influencing the political relationships that extend through and beyond the region.

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Apolline Bousquet

Apolline is a U2 student currently pursuing a degree in Political-Science and International Development Studies. She specializes in European and American politics.

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Asma Saad

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…

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Brian McGinn

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.

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Christopher Ciafro

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.

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Elizabeth Hurley

Elizabeth Hurley is in her second year at McGill, studying Political Science. Her interests lie in political theory, development, and modern international power dynamics. Though more accustomed to North Carolina's mild weather, she refuses to let Montréal winters prevent her from enjoying spending time outdoors.

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Emma Frattasio

Emma Frattasio is a U2 student currently pursuing a degree in Political Science and International Development. Originally from Los Angeles, she specializes in North American politics, with a focus on social movements and collective action. She enjoys listening to true crime podcasts at double speed.

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Gracie Webb

Gracie is a 4th 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.

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Juliana Riverin

Juliana Riverin is a U3 student currently pursuing a double major in Political Science and Canadian Studies. She specializes in culture pieces that relate to the subjects of race and gender, as well as Canadian international affairs. In addition to her role as MIR Contributor Editor, she acts as a Managing Editor for Chrysalis and is a a member of the Project W.O.R.D. Advisory Board.

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Lucille Fradin

Lucille Fradin is a U3 student double majoring in Political Science and International Development Studies. She is particularly interested in environmental issues, gender issues, Southeast Asia and European politics. When not writing for the MIR she is probably hiding from another person blaming her for never watching any of the Harry Potter movies…

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Natalie Gastevich

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.

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Nikita Buchko

Nikita Buchko is a U3 student pursuing a degree in Political Science, Economics, and Management. He specializes in states of the former Soviet Union, especially with regards to foreign policy and political economy. Aside from writing for MIR, Nikita loves to go shopping for home decor at Winners.

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Rebecka Eriksdotter Pieder

Rebecka is a U3 student currently pursuing a degree in Political Science, with minors in Russian Culture and Communication Studies. She specializes in the politics of social justice in North America, Scandinavia, and Eastern Europe.

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Selene Coiffard-D'Amico

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.

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Valeria Lau

Valeria Lau is a U1 student currently pursuing a degree in Political Science and International Development. Originally from Venezuela, she is interested in Latin American issues, environmental matters, and the eradication of poverty.

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WRITERS

Adam Steiner

Adam Steiner is a U1 student pursuing a degree in Political Science and Statistics.…

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Ahrum Joy Kwak

Joy is a U2 student currently pursuing both International Development Studies and…

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Aleza Waheed

Aleza is currently pursuing a degree in International Development and History with a…

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Alua Kulenova

Alua Kulenova is a U1 student studying Political Science and minoring in Philosophy.…

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Amine Kanoun

Amine Kanoun is a U3 student currently pursuing a degree in Finance and Economy.…

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Anna Beebe

Anna Beebe is a U1 student currently pursuing a degree in Anatomy and Cell Biology.…

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Clariza-Isabel Castro

Clariza is a U2 student currently pursuing a degree in Economics and International…

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Dana Malapit

Dana Malapit is a U2 student pursuing a degree in Political Science and Anthropology.

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David Duan

David is a U2 student currently pursuing an honours degree in political science while…

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Devanshi Bhangle

Devanshi Bhangle is a U0 student pursuing a degree in Biology with a minor in German.…

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Diane Robert

Diane Robert est une étudiante en deuxième année, poursuivant un Bachelor en Sciences…

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Driss Zeghari

Driss is a U1 student currently pursuing a degree in finance. His interests range…

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Elizabeth Franceschini

Elizabeth Franceschini is a U2 student pursuing a B.A. in Political Science and…

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Enora Lauvau

Enora Lauvau is a U1 student currently pursuing a major in political science and a…

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Giordano Baratta

Giordano Baratta is a U2 student pursuing a degree in Political Science and History.…

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Jacob Lokash

Jacob Lokash is a U1 student currently pursuing a degree in Political Science.

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Jordan Royt

Jordan Royt is a U1 student pursuing a degree in Political Science and Islamic…

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Justine Coutu

Justine Coutu is a U2 Economics and International Development student. As a Montreal…

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Killian Abellon

Killian Abellon is a U1 student currently pursuing a BA&Sc degree in…

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Lauren Naniche

Lauren Naniche is a third-year student double-majoring in Economics and Political…

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Léa Cerdán

Léa Cerdán is a U3 student pursuing a degree in Political Science. She is…

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Lorenzo Béatrix

Lorenzo Béatrix is a U2 student pursuing a degree in International Development and…

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Louise Toutee

Louise Toutee is a U1 student pursing a Cognitive Science degree with a minor in…

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Maëna Raoux

Maëna Raoux is a second year undergraduate student currently studying Economics and…

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Maria Laura Chobadindegui

Maria Laura is a U1 student pursuing a degree in Political Science and Latin American…

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Max Clark

Max Clark is a Third Year student currently pursuing a degree in Political Science.…

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Mohit Mann

Mohit Mann is a U2 student currently pursuing a degree in Political Science and…

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Naomi Shi

Naomi is a U1 student double-majoring in Political Science and History. She has a…

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Nathalie Redick

Nathalie Redick is a U1 student currently pursuing a major Computer Science with a…

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Nour Mohsen

Nour Mohsen is a second year studying Cognitive Neuroscience and Political Science.

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Ornella Teta

Ornella Teta is a U2 student currently pursuing a degree in Political Science and…

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Paloma Baumgartner

Paloma Baumgartner is a U3 student currently pursuing a degree in Literature,…

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Robin Vochelet

Robin Vochelet is a third-year student at McGill University, currently pursuing a…

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Sajneet Mangat

Sajneet is a U1 student studying History and Political Science. Born and raised in…

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Sara Parker

Sara is a U0 Arts student planning on majoring in Political Science. She is…

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Sarah Farb

Sarah is a U1 student currently pursuing an Honours degree in Political Science with…

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Teresa Tolo

Teresa is a U2 student studying Economics and International Development. She was born…

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Thierry Prud'homme

Thierry Prud'homme est un étudiant de U2 en Sciences Politiques et Histoire. Mexicain…

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Ximena Ramirez Villanueva

Ximena Ramirez Villanueva is a U2 student currently pursuing a Joint Honours degree…

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SOCIAL MEDIA REPORTERS

Elissa Dresdner

Elissa is a first-year student pursuing a double major in Political Science and Vocal Performance. Originally from Denmark, she is particularly interested in the European Union as well as studying conflict and politics in the Middle East.

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Emily Jones

Emily Jones is a U1 student currently pursuing a degree in Hispanic Studies and Environmental Studies. From Boston, Massachusetts, USA, she has specific interests in international relations and climate justice. Emily has also been a classical ballet dancer for the past 15 years.

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GRAPHIC DESIGNERS

Charlotte Reed

Charlotte Reed is a U0 student from Toronto who plans to pursue a degree in Political Science. She enjoys graphic design, cooking, and skiing.

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Tilila Bakrim

Tilila Bakrim is a 3rd year exchange student from SciencesPo Paris, majoring in history and international relations with a focus on Middle-Eastern studies. She is passionate about politics and investigation, drawing, travelling and likes watching series till 2am with a nice cup of hot chocolate.

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VIDEOGRAPHERS

Naomi Shi

Naomi is a U1 student double-majoring in Political Science and History. She has a particular interest in US-Sino relations and the interplay between culture and media. In her spare time, you will find her refreshing her Twitter feed or streaming tennis!

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PODCASTERS

Ahrum Joy Kwak

Joy is a U2 student currently pursuing both International Development Studies and Political Science with a minor in Hispanic Studies. Her interests lie in Latin American, East Asian and Canadian politics and IR. In her free time, you can probably spot her at a dog café or at a museum, pretending to be cultured.

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Ashwin Nair

Ashwin Nair is a third-year student currently majoring in Materials Engineering and minoring in Political Science. As an Indian-Canadian who grew up in Hong Kong, his areas of interest include Canadian & Quebec politics, Indian subcontinental affairs, and Hong Kong-China relations, as well as antiracism, feminism, taxation & wealth redistribution policy, and environmentalism.

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Naomi Shi

Naomi is a U1 student double-majoring in Political Science and History. She has a particular interest in US-Sino relations and the interplay between culture and media. In her spare time, you will find her refreshing her Twitter feed or streaming tennis!

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