Is a third year Arts & Science student deeply interested in development (as you’d expect!). This interest best manifested itself in her research during the summer of 2011 where she studied social capital and its role in Third World development. In her spare time, she loves to camp, read, and spend time with family and friends.
Recently, Bobbie has worked in Likoni, Kenya with the Likoni Community Development Program and the Foundation for Sustainable Development and in Winnipeg as a Research Assistant at the International Institute for Sustainable Development and The University of Winnipeg. His research background is in China's impact on political and economic development in Africa and the determinants of public support for development assistance.
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 collapse, Aladdin enjoys local food, rock climbing and all things outdoors.
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 sustainability and food security.
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 the near future with a focus on the history of development.
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.
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 rock climbing. She’s looking forward to another fruitful year with Undercurrent!
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 lack of causal connection between diplomacy and development through a case study of the Dayton Peace Accords and Bosnian development. My free time consists of wine, Bob Marley, yoga, and news reading; or some combination therewith =)
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 curled up with a good book. She is honoured to be leading such a capable and inspiring team of contributors as Editor-in-Chief.