Past Student Fellows

Alicia Barker-Åström

Alicia Barker-Åström is a student in the Dual Degree between Sciences Po Paris and the University of British Columbia. She got her first Bachelor’s in Politics and Government with a Middle East and North Africa specialization from Sciences Po Campus de Menton. She is currently pursuing an Honours degree in Political Science and International Relations […]

Byron Arthur Clark

Byron Arthur Clark is a PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology at UBC. His work uses semiotic analysis to understand and describe symbolic communication at Neo-Pagan sacred places, particularly in the village of Glastonbury in England. Byron is originally from Cape Town, South Africa. He has a BA Honours cum Laude in Philosophy from […]

Isabelle Avakumovic-Pointon

Isabelle Avakumovic-Pointon (she/her) is a first-year PhD student in History at the University of British Columbia. She holds an MA in European and Russian Affairs from the University of Toronto, a BA (Hons) from the University of British Columbia, and a bachelor’s from Sciences Po Paris. Isabelle’s doctoral research examines ideas and experiences of disability […]

Lance Pederson

Lance Pederson is a Ph.D. student who studies power, masculinity, and homosexuality in France and its colonial empire from 1660-1815. He obtained his B.A. from Hamline University where he majored in History with a double minor in French and Mandarin Chinese. He completed the first year of his Ph.D. program at the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign […]

Pysfun Mustary

Psyfun Mustary  is a PhD candidate in the Department of English Language and Literatures at the University of British Columbia (UBC). She has an MA in English from UBC, prior to which she received her BA Honours and MA in English Literature from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Her doctoral dissertation reads representations of colonial […]

Ryan Sun

Ryan Sun (he/him) a 5th PhD Candidate in the Department of History at the University of British Columbia. I completed my undergraduate at the University of Toronto specializing in History and double minoring in German and English. I also spent a summer abroad at Akita International University studying Japanese. I moved to Vancouver to pursue […]

Simen Hennum

Simen Hennum (he/him) is currently pursuing an MA in Geography at the University of British Columbia, where I also completed a BA in Honours in Geography in 2022. My research interests lie primarily with the fields of geographical political economy, economic geography, and labor geography. I am particularly interested in social and political responses to […]

Sriharsha Madireddy

Sriharsha Madireddy is a third-year undergraduate student pursuing a double major in political science and philosophy. My academic focus centers on political philosophy and the historical development of political thought, with a particular fascination for continental philosophy and the Frankfurt School. Thinkers such as Friedrich Nietzsche, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Karl Marx, Martin Heidegger, and […]

Susanna Cassisa

Susanna Cassisa (she/her), is originally from Oxford, Mississippi, she earned her B.A. in International Studies and German from the University of Mississippi in 2021. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in German Studies at the University of British Columbia. Her research interests include modern queer history in Germany and the United States and the ways […]