• Nadege Compaoré

    Recipient: 2019 Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Dr. Compaoré’s research has focused on the global governance of natural resources and the implications for the resource-development-environment nexus. Theoretically, she is interested in the conceptualizations of sovereignty and responsibility, insofar as these concepts are deployed in global-local power dynamics within and between actors that are involved in oil and […]

  • Nemoy Lewis

    Recipient: 2019 Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Dr. Lewis’ research addresses urban geographies of race and urban housing in the United States and Canada. His research has examined the subprime mortgage crisis and African American experiences in the housing market, particularly the mass evictions following the 2007 foreclosure crisis and grassroots response from Black communities. Dr. Lewis […]

  • Ahmed Ilmi

    Recipient: 2019 Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Dr. Ilmi has done extensive work on social exclusion and identity formation of Black Canadian youth. His postdoctoral research will address anti-Black racism, Black boys and youth education, and well-being in Canada. Dr. Ilmi will examine how Black boys are being socialized in Canada’s K-12 classrooms by gathering and analyzing […]

  • Nikoli Attai

    Recipient: 2019 Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Dr. Attai has concentrated on multi-sited ethnographic fieldwork across four countries (Jamaica, Barbados, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago) to explore transgressive gender and sexual relations and practices across the Anglophone Caribbean communities. Dr. Attai explores the ways that sexual minorities – and specifically trans people – create communities of internal […]

  • Lisa Haley

    I arrived at the University of Toronto as a student, completing a BA through New College and later an MA in the Department of English. I realized during the course of the latter degree that I was not interested in the route that such a degree might lead me, but I couldn’t let go of […]

  • Michelle Afkhami

    I completed bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Rice University in Houston, Texas followed by a PhD in Population Biology at University of California, Davis. Throughout my research, I have been interested in positive species interactions, especially mutualisms—species interactions in which all organisms benefit from the association. As a graduate student, […]

  • Oisin Keohane

    I came to Toronto from the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh, and before that, from the Philosophy Department at the University of Johannesburg. Prior to holding posts at these institutes, I completed my PhD at the London School of Economics. My path to Toronto has been circuitous, but […]

  • Yalun Zhang

    The University of Toronto is a prestigious university with Nobel Prize Laureates and great scientists. What attracted me most is the world-renowned research team studying neurological diseases in U of T’s Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases (CRND). I obtained my Bachelor of Medicine degree in China and completed a PhD in Biochemistry at […]

  • Christina Geisen

    I am from Germany, where I completed my undergraduate and master’s studies in Egyptology (major), Islamic Studies (first minor), and Pre- and Early History (second minor) at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität in Bonn. Following my master’s degree, I decided to pursue studies abroad. I wanted to study in a different language and to get accustomed to […]

  • Samah El-Tantawy

    ​I completed a BSc in electronics and electrical communications engineering and an MSc in engineering mathematics, both from Cairo University. In 2007, I embarked on a PhD in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). The research encompassed multidisciplinary and interconnected problems on the comprehensive management of an existing transportation system using integrated communication and electronic technologies. My […]