Our Experts

Sylvie Thénault

Dr. Thénault is a research director at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), which is part of a joint effort with the University of Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne to create the Center for the Social History of Contemporary Worlds (CHS). Her research focuses on Algeria and the Algerian war of independence specifically on law and repression within that region. She is interested in ideas of internment during 1830-1962 in Algeria, nationalism and indigenous peoples in the region.

Center for the Social History of Contemporary Worlds


Giulia Albanese

Dr. Albanese is an professor of Modern History at the University of Padova. She is the coordinator of the PhD in Historical, Geographical and Anthropological Studies of the Universities of Padua and Ca’ Foscari Venezia. She is a graduate of the University of Venice, Ca’ Foscari and received her  PhD from the Eui, in Florence. Her research focuses on fascism, political violence and authoritarianism in Europe.

University of Padova


Cherviatsova, Alina

Alina Cherviatsova is as a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow at the Human Rights Center, Ghent University. Prior to this, Dr. Cherviatsova was an associate professor for comparative public law, human rights, and international law of the V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University (Ukraine) and a coordinator of three Jean Monnet Modules. Dr. Cherviatsova had research fellowships from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Max Planck Institute of European Legal History, the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public and International Law, […]

Ghent University


Forman, Fonna

Fonna Forman is Associate Professor of Political Science and Founding Director of the Center on Global Justice at the University of California, San Diego. A political theorist best known for her revisionist research on Adam Smith, her work focuses on recuperating the ethical, spatial and public dimensions of his thought. Since 2009 she has served as Editor of the Adam Smith Review, the premier international journal of Smith’s thought. Forman’s work engages the intersection of ethics, public culture, urban policy […]

University of California San Diego


Jurkevics, Anna

Anna Jurkevics is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia. She holds a PhD in Political Science from Yale University. Her research is primarily in the field of political theory, with a focus on democratic theory and history of German political thought. She specialises on the work of Hannah Arendt. Through her research, she contests sovereigntist geopolitical thought by touching on themes such as territory, land, and migration to offer new insights […]

University of British Columbia


Teichman, Judith

Judith Teichman is Professor of Political Science and International Development at the University of Toronto and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. She is the author of books and articles on politics and policymaking in Latin America, with a focus on Mexico, Argentina, and Chile. Her work on policy has dealt with economic and social policy, and with issues of poverty and distribution. She has also carried out research on the role of the World Bank and the […]

University of Toronto


Petrou, Michael

Michael Petrou is an Adjunct Research Professor in the Department of History at Carleton University. He holds a PhD in Modern History from Saint Antony’s College at the University of Oxford. Petrou also holds and MA in Atlantic Canada Studies from Saint Mary’s University. As a historian, his research has focused on modern Canadian, European, and Middle Eastern history. Since 2018, Petrou has also been a Fellow in Residence at Carleton University in the department of Global and International Studies. […]

Carleton University


Kong, Hoi

Prof. Hoi Kong is the Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin, P.C., UBC Professor in Constitutional Law. He researches and publishes in a range of areas of public and constitutional law and theory. Much of his work has focused on how to make the substance and processes of public and constitutional law more legitimate in the eyes of citizens. He is a recipient of the Canadian Association of Law Teachers’ Academic Excellence Award, for outstanding contributions to teaching and research in law, […]

University of British Columbia


Terjanian, Anoush

Anoush Fraser Terjanian currently serves as the Assistant Vice Dean, Partnerships and Research Networks, at the uOttawa Faculty of Social Sciences, and Research Associate at the Centre for International Policy Studies, uOttawa. Her research and teaching focus on 18th-century France—birthplace of political and economic theories under renewed critical evaluation, namely modern democracy and capitalism. She trained at Johns Hopkins, l’ÉHÉSS (Paris), Cambridge, and McGill universities. In 2015-17, Terjanian served (on secondment) as the founding Director of the US Social Science […]

University of Ottawa


Allen, Jon

Born in Winnipeg in 1950, Jon Allen (LL.B., University of Western Ontario, 1976; LL.M., International Law, University of London School of Economics, 1977) joined the then Department of External Affairs in 1981. In addition to postings abroad in Mexico City (1983-85), New Delhi (1989-92) and Washington (1997-2001), Mr. Allen held the positions of Director General, North America Bureau (2001-2004), Minister (Political Affairs) at the Embassy of Canada in Washington (2004-2006) and Assistant Deputy Minister, Americas (2010-2012). From 2006 to 2010, […]

University of Toronto


Fossum, John Erik

John Erik Fossum is Professor at ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo, Norway. He has a BA from the University of Bergen, an MA from UC Santa Barbara, and a PhD from UBC, Vancouver, Canada. He has published widely on issues of federalism, identity, democracy and constitutionalism in the EU and Canada. He is project co-ordinator for the H2020-project EU3D – Differentiation, Dominance, Democracy (2019–2023), and PI in the H2020-project Differentiation: Clustering Excellence (DICE), and PI in Plurispace […]

University of Oslo


Tully, James

James Hamilton Tully is an emeritus professor of Political Science and Law. After completing his BA at University of British Columbia and PhD at the University of Cambridge (Trinity College) he taught in the departments of Political Science and Philosophy at McGill University 1977-96 (Chair, Department of Philosophy 1994-6). He was Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at UVic 1996-2001 and cross appointed in Law, Indigenous Governance and Philosophy. In 2001-03 he was the inaugural Henry N.R. […]

University of Victoria


Nichols, Joshua

Joshua Nichols is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law and an Adjunct in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta. His research primarily focuses on Aboriginal Law, colonialism, and the Philosophy of Law. He has a PhD in Law from the University of Victoria, a J.D. Law from the University of British Columbia, and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Toronto. Joshua Nichols has also held fellowships with the Cedar Trees Institute, Wahkohtowin […]

University of Alberta


Nelems, Rebeccah

Rebeccah Nelems is a recent PhD graduate from the Sociology and Cultural, Social, and Political Thought (CSPT) programs at UVic. Her research has been shaped by 15+ years of evaluating social change projects and training organizations in community engagement methods. During this time, she became fascinated with the contexts, processes and experiences that influence empathy in people, institutions, communities and societies. Following her participation in two Global Conferences on Empathy, she co-edited and contributed to the collaborative, interdisciplinary and international […]

University of Victoria


Mouffe, Chantal

Chantal Mouffe is a Professor of Political Theory at the University of Westminster. She has taught at universities in Europe, North America, and Latin America. She is also module leader of the CSD MA modules: The State, Politics and Violence and Current Issues in Democratic Theory. Professor Mouffe has held research positions at Harvard, Cornell, the University of California, the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris. Between 1989 and 1995 […]

University of Westminster


Haussman, Melissa

Melissa Haussman is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Carleton. She teaches in both the US and comparative North American fields. Her research focuses on women’s access to political power in North America. It has centered on women’s ability to gender public policy and related debates, especially on reproductive rights and health care systems. She is particularly interested in the roles played by federalism and supranational mechanisms in affording either opportunities or barriers to women’s policy successes.

Carleton University

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Network on Democracy

This group of scholars reflects the collaboration of the “Canada Europe Dialogue on Democracy” project and the “Populism and its Effects on Liberal Democracy: Minority Rights and Freedom of Speech” project. We connect scholars with wider public audiences through public events, webinars, video interviews, media outreach, blogs, mentorship of policy memos, and an open access database

Migration Experts

The project Canada Europe Dialogue on Migration: Cross-Border Mobility and the European Union Refugee Crisis – CEDoM” brought together a multi-disciplinary expert group in the field of the governance of borders and migration. It promoted exchange between Canada and the EU in scholarly and broader public debates with the aim to expand the knowledge of European integration through the lens of migration and border studies in Canada.

Memory Politics Group

This Network reflects the collaboration between the Jean Monnet Network “European Memory Politics:  Populism, Nationalism and the Challenges to a European Memory Culture 2019-2023” . The Network is a partnership between the Center for Global Studies (CFGS) at the University of Victoria and the Institute for Political Studies (IEP) at the University of Strasbourg  (France), the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań  (Poland) and the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Faculty of Social Sciences in Budapest (Hungary).