Our Experts

Bellamy, Richard

Richard Bellamy is Professor of Political Science at UCL. His main research interests are in the History of European Social and Political Theory post-1750 and Contemporary Analytical Legal and Political Philosophy. He has written extensively on the history of both Italian political thought and European liberalism, on Pluralism, Compromise and Public Ethics; Constitutionalism, Rights and the Rule of Law; and Citizenship, Representation and Democracy. His books include Liberalism and Pluralism: Towards a Politics of Compromise; Political Constitutionalism and Citizenship: A Very Short Introduction. He […]

University College London


Macleod, Colin

Colin Macleod is a Professor at the Department of Philosophy and the Faculty of Law at the University of Victoria, as well as chair of the Department of Philosophy. He is one of the founders of the Consortium on Democratic Constitutionalism (DEMCON), an interdisciplinary and international group of legal, political, and social theorists who work on questions of constitutional theory, design, and practice. Colin Macleod is primarily an expert in contemporary political philosophy, ethics, and philosophy of law. His research focuses […]

University of Victoria


Stambulski, Michał

Michał Stambulski is an Executive Director at the Centre for Legal Education and Social Theory at the University of Wrocław and Associate Professor at the University of Zielona Góra. He was a visiting scholar at the Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law and the Faculty of Law of the New South Wales University. He is a practicing attorney. Dr. Stambulski conducted empirical research on legal education in Central and Eastern Europe and is also involved in a grant […]

University of Wroclaw


Czarnota, Adam

Adam Czarnota is an Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales in Sydney and is the Co-Director of the Network for Interdisciplinary Studies of Law and Co-Chief Investigator of the research group, ‘Constitutional Populism: Friend or Foe of Constitutional Democracy’. Dr. Czarnota has detailed knowledge of central European societies and their history and lived experiences in turbulent times with scholarly endeavours in socio-legal studies during his collaboration at the Faculty of Law at the University of Warsaw in […]

University of New South Wales


Matijasevich, David

David Matijasevich (PhD, Carleton University, 2015) is a political scientist whose research interests lie at the crossroads of political theory and comparative politics. He is particularly interested in examining the challenges that extra-parliamentary political actors face when attempting to renew political arrangements along more democratic lines. In doing so, questions central to democratic theory, contentious politics and state-civil society relations have all been explored in his work. Although Matijasevich is interested in instances of popular mobilization across the globe, he is most fascinated […]

Capilano University


Csenkey, Kristen

Kristen Csenkey is a PhD Candidate in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo. She is the 2020 Canadian Global Affairs Institute-Women in Defence and Security (WiDS) Fellow and a Junior Fellow with the Defence and Security Foresight Group at the University of Waterloo. Prior to this, she worked in Political Affairs at the Embassy to Hungary, Slovenia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina in Budapest. Kristen graduated from the University of Toronto, holds an MA in anthropology, and completed her Master of Applied […]

University of Waterloo


Verovšek, Peter J.

Dr. Peter J. Verovšek is Assistant Professor in Politics/International relations at the Department of Politics and International Relations of The University of Sheffield. He studied Government (high honors) and German as a undergraduate at Dartmouth College (AB 2006, summa cum laude). He then conducted research on the continuing effects of the memories of World War II in the politics of the former Yugoslavia as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar (2006-07), before receiving his MA (2008), MPhil (2010) and PhD (2013) in […]

University of Sheffield


Cherry, Keith

Keith Cherry is a teacher, researcher and community activist living on unceded Coast Salish territories. Keith is currently a Killam Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Alberta working with Prof. Joshua Nichols. His upcoming research project explores the relationship between rural Indigenous activists and their urban supporters in co-articulating social struggles. Keith Cherry is also CFGS Graduate Fellow, having received a PHD in Law and Society at UVic working with Professors Jeremy Webber, John Borrows, Oliver Schmidtke and James Tully. He […]

University of Victoria


Broschek, Jörg

Jörg Broschek holds a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair at Wilfrid Laurier University and focuses on issues of Comparative Federalism and Multilevel Governance in Europe and Canada. Broschek’s work uses case studies to compare patterns in the institutional architecture, development, and operational performance of systems of multilevel governance. His current research focuses primarily on the long-term consequences of institutional reforms in federal systems and multilevel trade governance in North America, Europe and Australia Concepts and applications of multilevel governance are particularly […]

Wilfrid Laurier University


Perrier, Benjamin

Ben is a scientific research collaborator and Postdoctoral Scholar in the “Borders in Globalization” program at the Center for Global Studies at Uvic. His work focuses on the theoretical and legal renewal of the territorial borders of the States in the era of globalization. He is writing a book about the concept of “postmodern border” which proposes that the border is not only analyzable by the territory and by the inter-state level but rather by the prism of the relationships between […]

University of Victoria


Hodge, Edwin

Edwin Hodge is an Assistant Professor, and a research fellow with the Borders in Globalization program at the Centre for Global Studies. Edwin’s research background lies in the areas of social movement theory, gender theory, and political sociology. His most recent work has been to examine political radicalization and conspiratorial thinking in Far Right social movements.   Research Interests: Right wing extremism, Social movements, White supremacy & the Alt Right, Incel & “red pill” movements, Masculinities.

Department of Sociology, University of Victoria


Hadfield, Amelia

Amelia joined the University of Surrey in January 2019 as Head of the Department of Politics, and Chair in European and International Affairs. Previously she worked as Director of the Centre for European Studies (CEFEUS), a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at Canterbury Christ Church Uni (2013-2018), after positions in Brussels at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels and the Institute for European Studies, where she directed the Euromaster degree, as well as the Educational Development (EDU). Amelia is a long-standing Jean […]

University of Surrey


Nohl, Arnd-Michael

Arnd-Michael Nohl is investigating various subject-matters from an educational science perspective: the political socialization of populism supporters, the educational interaction in child day-care centers, learning with and from material things. In the course of his research, he also further develops qualitative methods. Research Interests: Political Socialization, Political Education, Educational Processes, Migration, Populism, and Research Methods

Helmut Schmidt University


Exadaktylos, Theofanis

Dr Theofanis Exadaktylos is Senior Lecturer in European Politics at the Department of Politics at the University of Surrey. His current research interests include Europeanization of foreign policy, politics of austerity in Europe, issues of policy implementation and political trust, the current Eurozone crisis from the perspective of the rise in populism, pathways to political engagement in Europe and the rise of populism and the emergence of national stereotypes in the media. Dr. Exadaktylos is the co-editor of Research Methods in […]

University of Surrey


Fischer, Franziska

Franziska Fischer currently pursues her Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Victoria in the faculty of Political Science under the supervision of Dr. Oliver Schmidtke and in collaboration with the Centre for Global Studies. She successfully balances her academic career and the arrival of her first child in January 2019. Franziska holds an MA joint degree in Erasmus Mundus Global Studies from the University of Leipzig and the University of Wroclaw with an additional research semester at Dalhousie University in […]

Department of Political Science, University of Victoria


Wu, Chien-Huei

Dr. Chien-Huei Wu is currently Associate Research Professor at the Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan. He received his PhD degree in European University Institute, Florence in 2009. Since then, he worked as Assistant Professor at the National Chung Cheng University, Chiayi, Taiwan for a short period. Before pursuing his doctoral degree in Florence, he worked for the Ministry of Justice in Taiwan as a district attorney. In 2011-12 , he advised the Ministry in drafting […]

Institute of European and American Studies - Academia Sinica

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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).