Department of Global Development Studies

DEPARTMENT OF

Global Development Studies

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Faculty Profiles

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CORE FACULTY

Diana Córdoba

Diana Córdoba
Assistant Professor

Research Areas:
Political ecology; critical agrarian studies; social justice; environmental sustainability; Latin America

Karen Dubinsky
Professor

Research Areas:
Canadian/Cuban relations, Cuban music, child migration, Canadian history

Marc Epprecht

Marc Epprecht
Professor

Research Areas:
Environment, health, social history in southern Africa; gender and sexuality

Rebecca Hall

Rebecca Hall
Assistant Professor

Research Areas:
Resource extraction; feminist political economy; decolonization; settler colonialism

Mark Hostetler

Mark Hostetler
Assistant Professor and Graduate Chair

Research Areas:
Political ecology; sustainability research; livelihoods approaches

Reena Kukreja

Reena Kukreja
Assistant Professor

Research Areas:
Feminist Political Economy, Migration, Masculinities, Postcolonial Feminism, South Asia, Caste, Community-based Research

Paritosh Kumar

Paritosh Kumar
Undergraduate Chair and Placement Coordinator

Research Areas:
Agriculture, genetic resources; tradition, modernity and religious revivalism in India

Robert Lovelace

Robert Lovelace
Lecturer

Research Areas:
Aboriginal studies in Canada and North America

David McDonald
Professor

Research Areas:
Public services, urbanization, water, energy, health, political theory, finance

Celeste Pedri-Spade
Associate Professor and Queen's National Scholar in Indigenous Studies

Research Areas:
Visual anthropology and material culture; Indigenous art, photography and worldviews; Indigenous qualitative research; and colonialism / decolonization

Fahim Quadir
Professor and Vice-Provost and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies

Research Areas:
South-South cooperation, democracy and regional development.

Bernadette Resurreccion

Bernadette P. Resurrección
Associate Professor and Queen's National Scholar in Development in Practice

Research Areas:
Feminist political ecology; Natural resource management, climate change and livelihoods; Sustainability transitions

Scott Rutherford

Scott Rutherford
Continuing Adjunct

Research Areas:
Canadian history, social movements, settler-colonialism, cultural politics of development in North America

Susanne Soederberg

Susanne Soederberg
Professor

Research Areas:
Global political economy; debt; housing insecurity; urban displacements; finance

Marcus Taylor
Associate Professor and Department Head

Research Areas:
Political ecology; climate change; agriculture; livelihoods; rural development

Kyla Tienhaara

Assistant Professor
Tier 2 Canada Research Chair, Environment and the Economy

Research Areas:
Trade and investment; corporations and development; green industrial policy

CROSS-APPOINTED FACULTY

Dr. Elijah Bisung
Assistant Professor,
School of Kinesiology and Health Studies

Research Areas:
Social and environmental production of health; environmental health promotion; environmental stress; psychosocial health;  water insecurity and safe sanitation in Sub-Saharan Africa. 

Dr. Colleen Davison
Assistant Professor,
Department of Public Health Sciences

Research Areas:
Global and indigenous health; child rights; “last mile” methods.

Allison Goebel
Professor and Queen's National Scholar,
School of Environmental Studies

Research Areas:
Gender, environment & development; women, health and environmental justice.

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John Harriss
Assistant Professor,
Cultural Studies and Global Development Studies

Research Areas:
Political economy of development; agrarian change; labour studies; civil society and democratic politics; India and South Asia

Dylan Robinson
Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Arts,
Faculty of Arts and Science

Office: Mackintosh-Corry Hall, D217

Research Areas:
Indigenous inclusion in the arts; Indigenous Languages in Public Art; Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission; Indigenous and Settler Affect

Ariel Salzmann

Ariel Salzmann
Associate Professor, Islamic and World History,
Department of History

Office:
Watson Hall, Room 101

Research Areas:
World regions, disciplines, past and present.

Sarah Shulist

Sarah Shulist
Associate Professor,
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Research Areas:
Indigenous language revitalization; Linguistic and political anthropology; Indigenous/state relations; Collaborative ethnographic research

   

TERM ADJUNCT FACULTY

Robert Aucoin Robert Aucoin
Term Adjunct (Fall)
Ian Fanning

Ian Fanning
Term Adjunct (Fall/Winter/Spring)

  Kathryn Fizzel
Term Adjunct (Winter)
Valerie Noftle

Valerie Noftle
Term Adjunct (Winter)

 

Sarah Sharma
Term Adjunct (Winter)

 

Mark Stoller
Term Adjunct (Winter)

Ayca Tomac

Ayca Tomac
Term Adjunct (Fall/Winter/Spring)

Research Areas:
Social movements, cultures of resistance; Middle East and North Africa; feminist ethnographic and community-based research methods.

   

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWS

M. Omar Faruque M. Omar Faruque
SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellow
Kasim Tirmizey

Kasim A. Tirmizey
FRQSC Post-Doctoral Fellow 2020-2022

Research Areas:
Agrarian political economy, anti-colonialism, social movements, climate change, labour

RETIRED FACULTY

Richard Day
Associate Professor

Retirement:  July 1, 2019

Michael Doxtater
Assistant Professor and Queen's National Scholar

Retirement:  August 31, 2019

Villia Jefremovas
Associate Professor

Retirement:  January 1, 2018