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Aladdin Diakun

With a background in literature and a passion for policy, Aladdin is thrilled to be part of the Undercurrent team. Currently in the final year of a second undergrad (Political Science), his research interests involve urban responses to converging global crises with a particular focus on environmental agency and securitization. When not reading about societal […]
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Jonathan Williams

Jonathan is from Halifax. He completed his undergraduate this year in International Development and Globalisation at the University of Ottawa, and presently works as a parliamentary assistant to the New Democratic Party’s Natural Resources critic. Previously, Jonathan worked or studied in Brazil, Peru, Guatemala and Bangladesh. Jonathan is particularly interested in social service provision, environmental [&hel
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Talia Smith

Talia’s interest in development studies spans many areas, but her specific interests are global environmental policy and Middle East studies. Aside from academics, she enjoys biking, doing yoga, and cooking in her spare time. She is delighted to be on the Undercurrent’s Editorial Board!  
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Emma Fieldhouse

Emma Fieldhouse Emma has recently completed her honours degree in international development studies and history at the University of Winnipeg. She has worked with the Escuela España in Peñaherrera, Ecuador, with the International Centre of Winnipeg, and as a research and teaching assistant at the University of Winnipeg. She hopes to pursue further studies in […]
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Anoosh Noorizadeh Kollou

Anoosh is interested in international political economy, identity politics, and “north-south” connections. He supports indigenous sovereignty movements and is currently figuring out how he can position himself to (productively) join the struggle for collective change. Anoosh enjoys playing the guitar and is always looking for others to jam with.  
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Leanna Katz

Leanna graduated from McMaster’s Arts and Science program in the spring of 2012, completing a combined honours degree in Political Science and a minor in French. She is currently working with both government and opposition Members of Provincial Parliament through the non-partisan Ontario Legislative Internship Programme. In her spare time, Leanna loves biking, cooking and […]
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Clarke Foster

Clarke Foster I’m in my last year of an honours B.A. in International Development Studies here at Dal. I spent last year on exchange in Sweden and South Korea, and previous to my studies at Dal I lived and studied aboard Class Afloat’s tall ship the S/V Concordia. My thesis is focusing on the relative […]
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Mérédyth Bowcott

Mérédyth’s life-long interest in inequality has been shaped by her undergraduate studies in International Development and subsequent trips to Sub-Saharan Africa. Her travels in Rwanda and Liberia, in particular, have spurred her interest in armed conflict and societal reconstruction.  When not travelling to new places, there is nowhere she’d rather be than at her cottage […]
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Spring/Summer 2011

Articles Securing The Afghan People? Canadian Foreign Aid Policy and The Perils of Human Security By Leah MacNeil   Garden Growers’ Grievances: An Exploration of Mandinkan Gender Relations In Post-Colonial Agrarian Gambian Communities By Elizabeth Freele   The Popular Administration of Porto Alegre: Integrating Transformative Participatory Education In Public Policy By Jonathan Williams   Une […
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Staff Vacancies

As Undercurrent volunteer staff, successful applicants will gain experience in the process of peer review, and have the opportunity to learn about – and contribute to – the functioning of an undergraduate academic journal.   * We are currently accepting applications for * Associate Editor Translator ASSOCIATE EDITOR VACANCIES ** DEADLINE: Sept 30, 2013 ** Undercurrent: […]
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