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 the near future with a focus on the history of development.
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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 rock climbing. She’s looking forward to
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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 lack of causal connection between diplomacy and development through a case study of the Dayton Peace Acco
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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 curled up with a good book. She is honoured to
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