Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room C303
Isabella Aung is a doctoral candidate researching women’s unprecedented political participation and leadership in the anti-military movement during the ongoing military coup in Myanmar. Decolonizing academia and incorporating the lived experiences of women of Color into academic discourse are her ultimate goals as a researcher. Her research interests include Women, Peace, and Security (WPS), women of Color's electoral representation, and grassroots women's activism against authoritarianism. She specializes in Gender and Politics and Comparative Politics. In terms of methodology, she is trained in both quantitative and qualitative methods. Her regional expertise is North America (particularly Canada) and South/Southeast Asia (particularly Myanmar). She is currently a UBC Myanmar Initiative Fellow. She also holds a doctoral scholarship, funded by the Research Network on Women, Peace, and Security at McGill University.