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Genders and Sexualities

Mbalu Lumor

Mbalu Lumor

Mbalu Lumor has a sociology degree and completed her Master's degree in Leadership and Community Engagement at York University. She is currently a doctoral student in Health Policy & Equity at York University. Mbalu is a community organizer with over 20years experience working with survivors of torture. Her research explores the intersectionality of distress and […]

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 […]

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!

Mina Mir

Mina Mir

Mina Mir is a doctoral student at the Department of Politics at York University. Her research focuses on law enforcement agencies (policing and intelligence) and the surveillance of Black, brown, and Indigenous folks. In particular, her research focus is on surveillant biometric technologies, especially facial recognition technology. She inquires into how technologies of visual representation […]

Jen Katshunga

Jen Katshunga

Jen Katshunga is a Congolese (Mukwa Luntu/Kalonji)-diasporic multidisciplinary artist, writer, researcher and cultural worker raised and based in Tkaronto, specifically Scarborough. They are a PhD student in the Gender, Feminist and Women's Studies program where their SSHRC funded research-creation project focuses on the ecologies of Congolese and Black/African trans* and queer cultural production in so-called […]

Jake Dabang Dan-Azumi

Jake Dabang Dan-Azumi

Jake Dan-Azumi is a professor of Political Science and Development Studies and the Technical Assistant to the Director General, the National Institute for Legislative & Democratic Studies, Nigeria National Assembly. He has extensive experience in development work focusing on democratic governance and public policy, parliamentary institutional strengthening, research, peace and security, human rights, conflict and […]

Cherie Daniel

Cherie Daniel

Cherie has a BA in English and Legal Studies (Carleton). She was called to the Bar in 2005 and has appeared at all levels of Court in Ontario. Currently a Ph.D. Candidate at The University of Toronto at OISE in Social Justice Education with a collaborative focus in Women and Gender studies. Cherie’s research focuses […]

Rajendra Baikady

Rajendra Baikady

Rajendra Baikady, Ph.D.FRSA is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work, at the Central University of Kerala, India, and a Senior Research Associate at the Department of Social Work and Community Development, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. He was a Special Post-Doctoral Fellow & Assistant Lecturer at the Department of […]

Yayo Vuni

Yayo Vuni

I completed my bachelor’s degree at Acadia University where I graduated with honours, double majoring in Sociology and Political Science. My honours thesis focused on the ‘’Impact of South Sudanese Cultural Marriage Practices on Women's Pursuit of Post-Secondary Education in Canada.” My research interest includes social justice in education and the contribution of African women […]