Francis Kofi Abiew, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Francis Kofi Abiew, LL.B (Hons) (University of Ghana, 1985), BL (Ghana School of Law, 1987), LL.M (University of Alberta, 1991), MA (University of Alberta, 1993), Ph.D. (University of Alberta, 1997). Prior to joining KPU, he taught at the University of Alberta, Royal Military College of Canada (Graduate Program in War Studies, Canadian Forces Base, Edmonton), University of Windsor, and Carleton University (where he was also Strategic Defence Forum Post-Doctoral Fellow and Coordinator, Centre for Security and Defence Studies, The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs). He is an internationally recognized expert on Humanitarian Intervention, and Peace Operations. Francis also regularly serves as a reviewer for numerous leading journals and publishers in the field of International Relations and Security.
Jennifer Anaquod, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Jennifer is a member of the Muscowpetung Saulteaux First Nation in Saskatchewan, a heritage that informs her work and research. Currently a PhD candidate in Curriculum Studies at UBC, her academic research relates to identity and personal history, and the substantial role an individual’s narrative plays in place-based education. Her research informs her curricula at both Native Education College and Kwantlen Polytechnic University, where she is an instructor in Indigenous education.
Tyler Chamberlain, Simon Fraser University, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Tyler Chamberlain lectures in political science at numerous universities including Kwantlen Polytechnic University and Simon Fraser University, teaching courses in political theory, international relations and Canadian politics. His primary research interests are early modern political theory and Canadian political thought. He earned his Ph.D in Political Science from Carleton University.
Frédérick Guillaume Dufour, Université du Québec à Montréal
Frédérick Guillaume Dufour is a professor of Political Sociology at Université du Québec à Montréal. He has written extensively on nationalism in Québec, Canada and Germany, historical sociology, populism and comparative historical methods. He is the author of La sociologie du nationalisme. Relations, cognition, comparaisons et processus (2019) and La sociologie historique. Traditions, trajectoires et débats (2015), both of which were published by the Presses de l’Université du Québec.
Serdar Kaya, Simon Fraser University, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Serdar Kaya, Ph.D., is a comparative political scientist with specializations in migration and diversity. His research and teaching revolves around multiculturalism, majority-minority relations, and Muslims in Western democracies.
Conrad King, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Conrad King (PhD, University of British Columbia) is a Faculty member in the department of political science at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, where he teaches comparative politics, Canadian politics and political theory. Conrad’s research interests have included the European Union, comparative public policy, and education politics.
Logan Masilamani, Simon Fraser University, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Logan Masilamani is a Lecturer in SFU’s School of International Studies and also at Kwantlen’s Department of Political Science. Originally from Singapore, he has made Canada home since the 1980s. He obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at SFU, going on to complete his doctorate in international relations at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Logan has been teaching at Simon Fraser University and various other educational institutions for the past two decades. He specializes in international relations, concentrating on conflict resolution in Southeast Asia. His past and current research focuses on constructive engagement in ASEAN and Burma, human security, the military industrial complex in the Southeast Asian region, South Asian politics, and the political development of Southeast Asian countries.
Gregory Millard, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Gregory Millard (Ph.D., Queen’s University) has taught political science at KPU since 2004, serving eight years as Chair of Political Science, as well as serving as Associate Dean of Arts, and Dean of Arts Pro Tem. His article ‘Ambiguously Hip: The Tragically Hip and Canadian Nationalism’ won the CSNE-RÉC 2022 Prize for Best Article Published in the Journal of Canadian Studies, and his book Secession and Self: Quebec in Canadian Thought was shortlisted for the 2009 Donald V. Smiley Prize.
Valentin Quintus Nicolescu, National University, Bucharest, Romania
Valentin Quintus Nicolescu holds a PhD in political science, and currently is an associate lecturer at the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration in Bucharest, Romania. Valentin’s main research interests are nation and nationalism theory, postcolonial theory and critical theory, and feminist theory.
William Patterson, independent researcher
William Patterson holds a PhD in International Studies from Old Dominion University. His areas of greatest research interest include environmental politics and counterinsurgency. He is author of the book Democratic Counterinsurgents and has published more than twenty articles in academic journals.
Dave Poitras, Université de Montréal
Dave Poitras is an adjunct professor of Sociology at Université de Montréal and a scientific advisor in public health at the Institut national de santé publique du Québec. Focusing on Quebec, Belgium and the Netherlands, his expertise encompasses nationalism studies, radicalization, qualitative and ethnographic methods as well as the prevention of violence. In 2019, he published the book Nationhood at Work: An Ethnography of Workplaces in Montreal and Brussels.
Étienne Schmitt, Concordia University
Etienne Schmitt is an assistant professor (LTA) at Concordia University. His research focuses on ideologies and the construction of political representations in a minority context. He obtained a PhD from the Université du Québec à Montréal and he was postdoctoral fellow at the Université de Corse Pascal Paoli. He is currently working about the construction of autonomism and regionalism in Canada, France and Germany.
Arjun Tremblay, University of Regina
Arjun Tremblay is Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Regina specializing in comparative politics. He obtained his PhD in Political Science from the University of Toronto in 2017 and was a postdoctoral fellow with the Canada Research Chair in Québec and Canadian Studies (CREQC) at the Université du Québec à Montréal (2017–2018). He is the author of Diversity in Decline? The Rise of the Political Rights and the Fate of Multiculturalism (2018, Palgrave Macmillan) and co-editor (with Alain-G. Gagnon) of Federalism and National Diversity in the 21st Century (2020, Palgrave Macmillan).
Serbulent Turan, University of British Columbia
Serbulent Turan is a political theorist with a primary research interest in the constitution of the modern state, and specifically in revolutions, uprisings, and how states engender obedience in their subjects through institutional, structural, and normative means. Dr. Turan teaches Political Science at the University of British Columbia (UBC), where he is also the Public Scholarship Coordinator, running UBC’s flagship scholarship program Public Scholars Initiative.
Valérie Vézina, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Valérie Vézina (PhD, Université du Québec à Montréal) is a faculty member in the department of political science at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, since September 2018. Her research focuses on the intersection between nationalism studies and island studies. She specialises in comparative studies. Her book Une île, une nation? [One island, one nation?] was a finalist for the prix francophone (the Francophone prize) of the Canadian Political Science Association in 2020.
John Wright, University of Calgary
John Wright is the Director of the Business Library and Political Science and Public Policy Librarian at the University of Calgary. Prior to that he was a Policy Advisor at Natural Resources Canada and Elections Canada; and a Policy Analyst for International Relations, Political Science and Procedures and House Affairs for the Parliament of Canada, serving on several House and Senate committees. He holds a BA in History, and MA in Russian and East European Studies and an MLIS. He did his graduate work and PhD candidacy on post-Soviet Democratization and the International System.