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Ify Okadigbo

Ify Okadigbo

Ifeyinwa Okadigbo, widely known as Ify, is a dedicated Ph.D. Candidate within the esteemed School of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies at York University, Toronto, Canada. Her academic journey has been characterized by a profound commitment to unveiling the multifaceted dimensions of gender, coloniality, and African feminism. Ify holds an impressive academic record, boasting two […]

Divine Mokuye

Divine Mokuye

My name is Divine Mokuye, I am a 4th year student in the LA&PS program, Health and Society. I am interested in social science research in healthcare and I aspire to become a nurse one day!

Kennedy Opande

Kennedy Opande

I am currently a PhD in Anthropology candidate at the Department of Anthropology, Gender and African Studies – University of Nairobi. I'm interested in the philosophies of socio-nature, human-nonhuman connections and theories of life. My research focuses on the cosmologies of life in indigenous non-Western societies, expressions of life across elements, and their intersection with […]

Theophilus Okunlola

Theophilus Okunlola

Theophilus Okunlola's research is situated at the intersections of Disability studies, African cultural studies, Cultural Memory, Environmental Humanities and Visual Cultures. He is working on a project that explores visibility as a key concept in the political and cultural representations of disability in Africa.

Gemechu Abeshu

Gemechu Abeshu

Dr. Gemechu Abeshu is a refugee and forced migration researcher currently employed as a postdoctoral fellow at York University. He is presently a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Postdoctoral Fellow seated in the Department of Sociology at York University. He earned his Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from Bayreuth University (Germany) and an M.A. […]

Tracelyn Cornelius

Tracelyn Cornelius

Tracelyn Cornelius is a doctoral candidate in the Sustainability Management program and a graduate of the Master of Environment and Business (MEB) program at the University of Waterloo. Her research primarily focuses on knowledge mobilization and issues related to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). Tracelyn's scholarly contributions involve the development of evidence-based frameworks for assessing […]

Tamanisha J. John

Tamanisha J. John

Dr. Tamanisha J. John is an international political economist whose research focuses on economic hegemonies and their contributions to processes of underdevelopment. She has a regional interest in the Caribbean, and a broader research agenda that concerns Caribbean development, sovereignty and politics, as well as economic imperialism, financial exclusion, corporate power, and Canadian foreign policy […]

Valerie Lankai Lawson

Valerie Lankai Lawson

Valerie Lankai Lawson is an international student from Ghana who is enrolled in the Master of Arts in Development Studies program. Her research interest lies in healthcare where she aims to examine equity in healthcare access in Africa through the National Health Insurance Scheme, using Ghana as a case study. Through this research, she hopes […]

Fatoumata Kane

Fatoumata Kane

Hello, I'm Fatoumata Kane, a passionate and driven Senegalese-Canadian currently pursuing a master's degree in Development Studies. I am dedicated to making a positive impact in the world through my work and personal endeavours. Professionally, I am honoured to be a part of the UNICEF Canada team, where I contribute to meaningful projects aimed at […]