A Post-Doctoral Fellow Research Panel


Friday January 26, 2024
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The Department of Political Studies' Corry Colloquium Speaker Series presents:

A Post-Doctoral Fellow Research Panel 


Caroline Dunton (Department of Political Studies):

"Liberal Internationalism's Cheshire Cat: Imperialism, Status, and the United Nations Security Council"

Surulola Eke (Department of Political Studies): 

"Old Foes in A New Conflict: Neoliberalism, Ultra-nationalism, and Anti-Immigrant Sentiments in the Digital Age in Africa"

Emilie El Khoury (Centre for International and Defence Policy):

"Understanding Connections: An Anthropologist's Insight into Security and Peace"

Michael Luoma (Department of Political Studies/ Centre for the Study of Democracy and Diversity):

"Domains of Self-Determination? Indigenous Land Claims and Border Security Cooperation"

Friday, January 26, 2024 

12:00-1:30 PM

Robert Sutherland Hall | Room 202

Light lunch provided


Photograph of Caroline Dunton

Dr. Caroline Dunton is the Skelton-Clark Post-Doctoral Fellow. Caroline studies Canadian foreign policy, the United Nations Security Council, diplomacy, and settler colonialism in Canada. She holds a PhD from the University of Ottawa, where she has also been a Research Associate at the Centre for International Policy Studies. She also holds an MA from The George Washington University, an MA from the University of Ottawa, and a Bachelor of Knowledge Integration from the University of Waterloo. Outside of academia, she has worked at Global Affairs Canada, including as a Senior Policy Analyst in Foreign Policy Planning and the Cadieux-Léger Fellow. She is currently the Book Reviews Editor at International Journal


Photo of Surulola Eke

Dr. Surulola Eke is the latest Peacock Postdoctoral Fellow to join the Department of Political Studies. Working with supervisor Dr. Andrew Grant, his research agenda focuses on the linkages between autochthony, natural resources, and conflicts in West Africa. Dr. Eke has published on these linkages and related security governance themes in several scholarly journals, including Third World QuarterlyJournal of Global Security StudiesRound Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International AffairsPeace Research, and African Security Review.


photo of Emilie El Khoury

Dr. Emilie El Khoury is a postdoctoral fellow at Queen's University's Centre for International Policy and Defence (CIDP). Her expertise lies in the field of anthropology, with a specific focus on the Middle East and the Maghreb. Her research areas encompass war, religion, politics, and their application to topics such as terrorism, security, gender dynamics, and the processes leading to radicalization and violence. Her doctoral research (completed in 2022) focuses on women's experiences and the situations that promote or compromise their security in times of war and peace. 


photo of Michael Luoma

Dr. Michael Luoma’s research is centered in theories of territorial rights, political authority, and collective self-determination. Within that domain, and in dialogue with Indigenous political philosophy, Michael’s doctoral project examined the conditions for legitimate treaty negotiation processes and just territorial rights arrangements on Turtle Island. In addition to this work, he is interested in the philosophy of migration and the ethics of political action. Michael is a settler, born and raised in Orillia, Ontario on Chippewa territory (Crown Treaty 16, Chippewa Williams Treaty).