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Chika Maduakolam

Chika Maduakolam

Chika Maduakolam is a Ph.D. candidate in Socio-Legal Studies at York University. She holds an LLM degree from Osgoode Hall Law School. She has worked as research assistant on an international research project on gendered violence in war; and domestic project on civil justice in Canada. Her main area of research is focused on sexual […]

Clifton Grant

Clifton Grant

Clifton GrantUndergraduate Student*3rd or 4th Year Law & Society Major*Completing a Certificate in Black Canadian Studies*Committee Member of : LAPS Black Advocacy and InclusionRISE (Race Inclusion and SupportiveEnvironments)Vice-President of York BFL (Black Future Lawyers)Active Bystander Facilitator for the CENTER at York Research Interests: The historical and contemporary overrepresentation of the African diaspora and Indigenous communities […]

Zakirah Allain

Zakirah Allain

My name is Zakirah Allain, pronouns she/they, and I am 23 years old. Education and advancing opportunities for all is my passion. In my undergraduate studies I double majored in International Development studies and African Studies with a certificate in Black Canadian studies. This year I enter my first year of graduate studies in Social […]

Koustab Majumdar

Koustab Majumdar

Koustab Majumdar, MPhil, PhD, teaches Rural and Tribal Development at Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute's (RKMVERI) Ranchi campus in India. He was a Visiting Scholar (Post-Doc) at the International Center for Cultural Studies (ICSS), National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (NYCU) in Taiwan. Dr. Majumdar received the Taiwan Fellowship (2023) from the Ministry […]

Brian Waters

Brian Waters

Brian Waters studies water security in West Africa. He is focused on gender, participatory action research, and decentralized water infrastructure in urban settings. He has worked in Sierra Leone for the last 3 years, and is performing his PhD research in the informal settlements there, hoping to work with individuals, communities, and the municipal government […]

Sabina Maharjan

Sabina Maharjan

Dr. Sabina Maharjan is a dedicated researcher and advocate focused on understanding and addressing the multifaceted challenges confronting immigrants, particularly those originating from less developed regions. Holding a Ph.D. in Management with a specialization in Human Resource Management from Singhania University, Sabina's academic journey has equipped her with a deep understanding of immigrant integration and […]

Nasra Smith

Nasra Smith

Nasra Smith is a PhD Candidate at the Department of English at York University. She also earned her Masters of English and Masters of Education at York University. Her dissertation focuses on coastal Eastern African literary cultures in the Indian Ocean. Her research interests are East African literature, Indian Ocean studies, comparative antiquities, postcolonial theory, […]

Rui Assubuji

Rui Assubuji

From Mozambique, Rui Assubuji is a research associate within the SARChI Chair of Visual History & Theory at the Centre for Humanities Research of the University of the Western Cape. He built his professional background in video and photography, working for Mozambican National Television from 1985 and free-lancing since 1992. His PhD dissertation titled ‘Visual […]

Patrick Chukwudike Okpalaeke

Patrick Chukwudike Okpalaeke

Patrick Chukwudike Okpalaeke is a PhD student in the Department of History. He holds a BA in History and International Studies and an MA in Social and Political History both from the University of Uyo, Nigeria. He is interested in African history, environmental history, history of health and medicine, and mining history during the twentieth […]

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!