Graduate Students

Working with Graduate Students:

I am committed to being an engaged and supportive graduate student supervisor. I am particularly interested in supervising students with research interests in the following areas: representations of international development in the global North, political advocacy, global citizenship and cosmopolitanism, development education, Indigenous rights in Latin America. If you are interested in working with me as a supervisor for your research, please contact me at

Current Graduate Students:

▪ Olivia Kwiecien (MA International Development Studies, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada): Olivia’s research examines the communications strategies of international development non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Canada and the tensions between effective engagement of public audiences and the ethical representation of people and countries in the global South.

▪ Misaki Ishibushi (MA International Development Studies, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada): Misaki’s research focuses on the challenges of confronting gender inequality and domestic violence within Indigenous communities in Bolivia and will involve field research with Bolivian organizations, activists and researchers working with Indigenous women and men in Bolivia to reduce gender-based violence.

▪ Sherry Pictou (Interdisciplinary PhD Program, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada): Sherry’s research examines the processes of learning involved in a multi-decades long struggle over Indigenous rights to participate in the in-shore fishery in her home community of L’sɨtkuk (Bear River First Nation) in Nova Scotia / Mi’kma’ki. Sherry’s research is deeply grounded in her own experiences as a former Chief of the Bear River First Nation and co-Chair of the World Forum of Fisher Peoples.