Associate professor, School of Biological Sciences, Queen's University Belfast
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Geography and Planning, Queen's University, Ontario
I have 11 years of international and Canadian experience with specialized knowledge in Mediation, Conflict Resolution, Qualitative research, Facilitation, Peace-building, Restorative Justice and Reconciliation. As a Educator, Mediator and Circle Keeper I bring a unique and highly diverse set of experiences to my teachings, research, project management and trainings. Being trained in International and cross-cultural settings in Canada, Haiti and Ireland. I bring a set of highly attuned skills to the projects I work with. I am competent in grant writing, conflict transformation process design, power rebalancing, Indigenous rights advocacy, consensus building and conflict coaching.
I have completed my Masters of Philosophy in International Peace Studies from Trinity College in Ireland and have obtained Advanced Dispute resolution training from York University, and the GlenCree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation. I have worked with and for NGO's, Government, and Communities. I am fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish and can speak some Haitian Creole. I learned to speak both Spanish and Portuguese while living abroad in South America after completing my undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Environmental Studies. My experiences abroad and especially in Latin America, have created a passion for reconciling relations to our natural world and one another.
I am currently in my forth year of my PhD at Queens University working in Human Geography in the Heath, Environment and Communities lab working with Dr. Heather Castleden. My research is examining decolonial knowledge production, power in neocolonial extractive landscapes, feminist political ecology and geographies of peace in the Ecuadoran Amazon. I am working in collaboration and partnership with members of the Indigenous Shuar Community through community-based participatory research to preserve their ancestral territory and traditional ecological knowledge.
My research is also working to support their Community Based Eco-Tourism Projects, and broader Foundation founded by the Shuar for Indigenous peoples of the Ecuadorian Amazon and stewardship of their forests. Visit the project at: Inishanunka.org
Having travelled to 42 countries across the globe all of my experiences, studies, and have shaped my commitment to social and environmental justice. As of right now I am available for part-time consulting work at home in Toronto, remotely, and internationally. Over the next few months you will find me back and forth from the Ecuadorian Amazon, the site of my field research as I finish my disseration.
Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba
Assistant professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba. PhD Candidate at the University of Calgary. Research areas include violence in hockey and assumption of risk and consent in sports.
Tutor, The University of Queensland
Martine Kropkowski teaches professional and creative writing with the writing team at The University of Queensland. She is also a HDR candidate researching the role that language and community-generated narratives play in coercing and controlling members of cult-like organisations.
Dosen, Universitas Sanata Dharma
Saat ini saya sedang menempuh study doktoral dalam bidang Pendidikan Agama di Universitas Julius Maximilian Würzburg Jerman. Bidang yang saya minati adalah pendidikan agama, filsafat agama dan teologi.
Senior Lecturer and Convenor of Peace Studies, University of New England
Marty is the author of the illustrated novel 'Locked On! The Seventh and Most Illegal in the Hitchhiker's Guide Trilogy' (2018), based on climate activism at Leard Forest and Bentley, NSW; and
'Global Warming, Militarism and Nonviolence: The Art of Active Resistance' (2013, Palgrave Macmillan), among other books.
Marty has published widely on nonviolence issues, including women in activism, recent developments in nonviolence, artistic activism, Australian eco-pax and social justice movements, nonviolence against Nazism, fossil fuel divestment and ethical investment.
He is also a long-term activist, exhibiting artist and rivercare volunteer.
Among many international conferences he has organised is 'Environmental and Sustainable Peace, Social Justice and Creative Activism: a conference celebrating 40 years of Peace Studies', UNE, 1-5 December 2022
Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing Foundations, MacEwan University
Mary Asirifi is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Nursing in MacEwan University. Mary joined MacEwan University in 2017 and is currently teaching undergraduate nursing courses. While Mary is originally from Ghana, where she completed her diploma and baccalaureate nursing education, her MN and PhD degrees are from the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta. Mary achieved nurse registration with the College & Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta in Canada in 2013. She has clinical experience in medical-surgical nursing as a registered nurse in both Ghana and Alberta. Mary was a nurse tutor in Ghana.
Associate Professor of Health Psychology, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington
Dr Mary Breheny is an Associate Professor of Health Psychology at Victoria University of Wellington. Her research examines how the experiences people have over their lives shape their health in older age.
Professor of English and Irish Literature concentration coordinator, University of Connecticut
Mary M. Burke is an English Professor at UConn and Director of its Irish Literature Concentration. Her book, "Race, Politics, and Irish-America: A Gothic History" was published by Oxford UP in 2022 (UK) / 2023 (US). She has also published a cultural history of Irish Travellers with OUP and collaborated with Tramp Press on the 2022 Juanita Casey "Horse of Selene" reissue. Her public-facing and creative work has placed with NPR, the Irish Times, Irish national broadcaster RTÉ, and Faber. Burke has held the NEH Keough-Naughton Fellowship at Notre Dame and a Boston College Ireland Visiting Research Fellowship, and is former chair of the MLA Irish Literature Committee. She was a 2022 Long Room Hub Fellow. at her alma mater, Trinity College Dublin.
Clinical Assistant Professor in Pharmacy, University of Canberra
Dr Mary Bushell is a registered, accredited pharmacist and Senior Lecturer/ Clinical Assistant Professor. Since 2011, Mary has been the unit convener for 38 university units, teaching pharmacy, nursing and allied health students. Mary is a peer reviewer for several national and international journals and current edition textbooks. Mary has over thirty recent publications and is regularly invited to speak at conferences and deliver education sessions both in Australia and abroad. Mary has a research interest in vaccinations and the public health benefits they generate. Mary is passionate about evidence-based medicine and ensuring pharmacists have a seat at the table when discussing future health policy.
Associate Professor of English, University of Tennessee
Professor Dzon teaches courses on early English literature and researches medieval devotional culture in late-medieval England. In addition to popular piety, her interests include medieval mysticism; medieval saints’ lives and romances; medieval conceptualizations of the lifecycle, gender and the body; animals studies; as well as visual and manuscript studies. Professor Dzon co-edited an essay collection and published a monograph on the medieval Christ Child. She has a forthcoming edition of Middle English poems on the childhood of Jesus, and continues to explore apocryphal traditions concerning Jesus and other figures connected with the Bible. She is currently working on an edition and translation of a Latin Life of the Virgin Mary and also a monograph on divine emotionality and Marian intercession in the later Middle Ages. An active participant in UTK’s interdisciplinary Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Professor Dzon is happy to work with graduate students in various medieval fields. At the undergraduate level she particularly enjoys teaching Premodern Beasts, Chaucer, and Medieval Women’s Literary Culture. In general, she loves discovering and discussing with others the myriad unusual and striking sources from the Middle Ages.
Professor of Dietetics, University of Plymouth
Mary has been Professor of Dietetics at the University of Plymouth since 2016. Her research interests include all aspects of dietetic practice, sarcopenia and frailty, hospital nutritional care, and nutrition in older people. She also worked to produce the Nutrition and Covid-19 Recovery Knowledge Hub, which is a ‘one stop shop’ of information to support recovery from COVID-19 through nutritional care.
Senior Lecturer, University of Pretoria
I acquired my Master’s degree in economic development and policy analysis from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. I obtained a PhD in management sciences from the Department of Public Administration, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands.
I studied the effect of poverty on education in Nigeria during my Master's programme. My investigation of the effect of poverty on education shows that the “quantity-quality trade-off” is vital to the investment households are ready to make in the educational development of their children. Household per capita expenditure and fertility (the number of children in a household) were highly significant in explaining child school enrolment in Nigeria. Households with high per capita expenditure were found to invest more in their children’s education.
After my Master's’ programme my research interest shifted to the co-production (citizen inclusivity) of public services. Co-production is defined as the active and direct involvement of citizens in public services and policy cycles. Co-production is a resurgent topic in public administration and management research. The idea is that government alone should not develop and implement policies and/or services, citizens should be actively involved in the planning and delivery as well.
My research has focused on the co-production of public services (healthcare delivery and water provision) in Africa. Coproduction is still an emerging concept in Africa. The practice is widely used in innovative ways in developed countries, with citizens being asked to co-design, co-commission, co-assess, co-deliver, co-implement and co-execute public services.
I studied the coproduction of healthcare and water provision extensively in my PhD research. I research, in particular, the policy instruments required to sustain coproduction practice, the drivers of coproduction, citizen resourcefulness in coproduction practice, and the segmentation of coproduction in countries like Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa.
My research is now focused on the achievement of SDG 16 (peace and inclusive society) through the coproduction of neighbourhood security in South Africa and Germany by 2030. The pragmatic research approach is aimed at developing innovative and practical models of coproducing neighbourhood security in both countries. I hope that there will be ‘mutual learning’ from the contextual differences and/or similarities in neighbourhood security in these two countries.
Besides my research projects, I am a board member and a senior consultant at the Centre for Collective Learning and Action (CCoLA) – a non-governmental organisation at Leiden, Netherlands. My responsibilities at CCoLA include (i) developing diaspora humanitarianism capacity in the Netherlands, (ii) coaching and mentoring Dutch students studying global health at the University of Applied Science in Amsterdam during their internships and fieldwork in the health sector in Africa, and (iii) co-promoting the values and goals of CCoLA.
I am also a member of the International Institute of Administrative Studies (IIAS) Study Group on Coproduction of Public Services.
Lastly, I have blindly reviewed manuscripts for Administratio Publica, Journal of Public Administration and Governance (JPAG), Heliyon and Environmental health Insights journals.
Reader in Law, University of Strathclyde
Dr Mary Neal is an expert in medical law and ethics.
Her general areas of interest are in Healthcare Law, Bioethics, Legal Theory, and theories of property. Her current research focuses particularly on the law and ethics of abortion and assisted dying, conscientious objection in healthcare, and maternal-fetal issues.
Dr Neal is a former member of the BMA Medical Ethics Committee (2016-22), and a member of the editorial board of the journal The New Bioethics.
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pathology, Vanderbilt University
The immune system has enormous power to detect and eliminate pathogens; however, CD8 T cells specific for (mutated) tumor antigens found within solid tumors are often dysfunctional, allowing tumors to progress. Hallmarks of tumor-specific T cell (TST) dysfunction in mice and humans include the expression of inhibitory receptors (e.g. PD1, CTLA4) and loss of effector function. The clinical success of immune checkpoint blockade and adoptive T cell therapy in some cancer patients demonstrates the potential of TST to mediate anti-tumor responses; however, important challenges and questions remain, including how to predict which patients will respond to therapy and how to design new immunotherapies for those patients who do not respond.
My research program utilizes clinically-relevant genetic cancer mouse models to understand the molecular and epigenetic regulatory mechanisms underlying TST dysfunction and design cutting-edge strategies to override TST dysfunction to improve cancer immunotherapy. Projects aim to (i) elucidate the mechanisms driving early TST dysfunction, (ii) determine how antigen chronicity drives dysfunction programming in TST, and (iii) design and test strategies, including epigenome editing, to reprogram dysfunctional TST for immunotherapy. We showed that even highly-functional memory T cells differentiate to a conserved dysfunctional chromatin state in tumors; thus, successful immunotherapy will require a multi-pronged strategy aimed at shifting dysfunctional TST out of the dysfunctional chromatin state and “bullet-proofing” these reprogrammed TST to prevent reversion to the dysfunctional state.
Dean, Faculty of Engineering, University of Waterloo
Mary Wells P.Eng, Ph.D. is the Dean of Engineering at the University of Waterloo, Canada's largest engineering school. Professor Wells is a professor of materials engineering in Waterloo's Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering and she is currently the Chair of Engineering Deans Canada. Professor Wells has established her reputation as a leader who understands and promotes the need for a diversity of perspectives and approaches in the engineering profession and the University more broadly.
An accomplished and award-winning materials engineer, her research focuses on the relationship between processing, structure and properties of advanced metallic alloys used in the transportation sector. Wells began her academic career as a professor in materials engineering at the University of British Columbia and has worked in the steel industry in Canada and internationally.
Associate Professor of Journalism, The University of Texas at Austin
Mary Angela Bock is an associate professor in the University of Texas at Austin School of Journalism. She is a former journalist with an interest in photographic practice, the relationship between words and images, and digital media. She is particularly concerned with matters of truth and authenticity in the process of image production. Her work can be found in the Journal of Communication, Visual Communication Quarterly, and other publications. Her latest book, Seeing Justice: Witnessing, Crime, and Punishment (Oxford, 2021) theorizes the relationship between media and the state in the production of visual representations of crime, the courts, and justice.
Seeing Justice won the Diane S. Hope Book of the Year award from the National Communication Association's Visual Communication Division.
Bock also co-authored Visual Communication Theory and Research (Palgrave, 2014) with Shahira Fahmy and Wayne Wanta. Her 2012 book, Video Journalism: Beyond the One-Man Band studied the relationship between solo multi-media practice and news narrative
Professor of History, University of Winnipeg
I am Professor of History and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous People, History and Archives at the University of Winnipeg and a band member of the Munsee Delaware Nation. I am part of the editorial board member of ShekonNeechie: An Indigenous History Site (https://shekonneechie.ca), and member of the Munsee Delaware Language and History Group. I research modern Indigenous histories especially in the areas of education, health and labour.
Associate Dean, Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement and Professor of the Practice, Boston University
Dr. Mary L. Churchill is Professor of the Practice and associate dean of strategic partnerships and community engagement at Boston University's Wheelock College of Education and Human Development where she also serves as Director of the Higher Education Administration program. Churchill serves as a trustee at Benjamin Franklin Cummings Institute of Technology, a 4-year minority-serving college in Boston, where she chairs the academic affairs committee. She also serves as an advisor for the American Council of Education’s Learner Success Lab. Churchill co-authored When Colleges Close: Leading in a Time of Crisis, telling the story of the Wheelock-Boston University merger. Prior to her appointment at Boston University, Churchill served as vice president for academic affairs at Wheelock College, where she helped lead the merger of Wheelock College and Boston University. She has also held leadership roles in universities and colleges in New England for over 30 years.
In 2021, Churchill served as the Chief of Policy for Mayor Kim Janey in Boston where she supported the launch of the mayor’s Children’s and Youth Cabinet, led the development of an alternative response to 911 calls for mental health emergencies, and coordinated the implementation of a city-wide COVID-19 mask mandate. Upon her return to BU, she co-chaired the Boston Career and College Pathways Partnership working group with Harvard’s Project on Workforce.
Senior research fellow, Monash University
Mary Lou Chatterton is a senior research fellow and deputy leader of the Mental Health Economics Stream at Monash University Health Economics Group.
Her research focuses on the economics of mental health mainly economic evaluations of novel ways to prevent and treat substance use and mental health conditions including anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorders. This has included evaluating medications, psychological therapies, dietary/lifestyle interventions and online systems.
Professor of Political Science, Drake University
Mary M. McCarthy, Professor of Political Science, teaches numerous regional courses on the politics and international relations of Japan, China, and East Asia, as well as topical courses in world and comparative politics. She received her B.A. in East Asian studies and her Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University.
Dr. McCarthy specializes in Japan’s domestic and foreign policies. She has published on topics including the Japanese media, and cooperation and conflict between Japan and China in the East China Sea. Her current research examines the historical legacies of the Asia-Pacific War on Japan-U.S., Japan-China, and Japan-Korea relations. She is also a Mansfield Foundation U.S.-Japan Network for the Future Scholar.
Besides her teaching and research, Dr. McCarthy enjoys mentoring students to help them to have the most enriching experience both at Drake and beyond. In this capacity, she advises students on post-graduate opportunities in Asia, including teaching English in Japan through the prestigious Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET).
Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Science, Mississippi State University
Mary Nelson Robertson, PhD, CHES, is an Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Science at Mississippi State University. Dr. Robertson has a passion for improving the health and well-being of rural populations. Her research interests include farm stress prevention, farm family well-being, food insecurity, mental health, and opioid misuse prevention. Dr. Robertson earned a PhD in Human Development and Family Science at Mississippi State University. She also earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in health promotion and health education at the University of Alabama. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing.
PhD student, Developmental Psychology and Education, University of Toronto
Mary-Claire Ball is a third year PhD student in the Developmental Psychology and Education program at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. She holds an MA in linguistics and cognitive science from the University of Delaware and a BS in diplomacy and international relations from Seton Hall University.
Mary is interested in children’s literacy development in multilingual contexts, where children are learning to read in a language they may not speak at home. Her current doctoral research explores how disruptions in children’s schooling may affect their second language and literacy development.
Professor of Epidemiology Healthcare Infection and Infectious Diseases Control, UNSW Australia
Professor Mary-Louise McLaws is an epidemiologist who's expertise is infection control and prevention. She works in collaboration with the World Health Organization Advisor and the Clinical Excellence Commission providing advise on infection control programs and interventions to improve patient safety. Mary-Louise has partnered on patient safety improvement projects in Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Taiwan, China, Malaysia, and Turkey.
Research Officer in Veterinary Epidemiology, Massey University
Pengajar dan Peneliti Kebijakan Media di Program Studi Ilmu Komunikasi, Universitas Islam Indonesia (UII) Yogyakarta
Masduk menjadi dosen tetap di Program Studi Ilmu Komunikasi Universitas Islam Indonesia (UII) sejak tahun 2004-sekarang. Menekuni studi-studi kebijakan media; perbandingan tata kelola komunikasi dan media publik; dan aktivisme media. Beberapa karya tulis sudah pernah dimuat di jurnal bereputasi internasional terindeks Scopus seperti GAZETTE, Journalism Studies dan Journal of Digital Media Policy.
Professor of Public Affairs, Tshwane University of Technology
With twenty(20) years of teaching experience in different universities in South Africa, Maserumule is an experienced researcher. His areas of research interest include, among others, the Historiography, Ontology and Epistemology of Public Administration, Developmental State, Politics of Transition, Pan-African Thought and Philosophy of Governance.
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Southern California
Massoud Pedram is the Charles Lee Powell Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. His research interests cover the areas of computer-aided-design (CAD) of VLSI circuits and systems with emphasis on developing methodologies and techniques for low power design, dynamic power management in electronic systems, smart battery technology and design, noise analysis and minimization in integrated circuits, and design flows and algorithms for unified RT-level synthesis and physical design.
Dr. Pedram obtained his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 1986. Subsequently, he received M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley in 1989 and 1991, respectively. In September 1991, he joined the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering of the University of Southern California where he currently is the Charles Lee Powell Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Dr. Pedram is a recipient of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Charles A. Desoer Technical Achievement Award (2015), the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (1996), and the National Science Foundation's Young Investigator Award (1994). His research has received a number of other awards including two Design Automation Conference Best Paper Awards, a Distinguished Paper Citation from the Int'l Conference on Computer Aided Design, one Best Paper Award of the ACM/IEEE Int’l Symp. on Low Power Design and Electronics, three Best Paper Awards from the International Conference on Computer Design, one Best Paper Award of the IEEE Computer Society Annual Symp. on VLSI, an IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems Best Paper Award, and an IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Guillemin-Cauer Award. Dr. Pedram was recognized as one of the four DAC Prolific Authors (with 50+ papers) and the DAC Bronze Cited Author at the 50th anniversary of the Design Automation Conf., Austin, TX (2013), received a Frequent Author Award (Top Three Author Award) at the 20th Anniversary Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference, Chiba/Tokyo, Japan (2015), and listed as the Second Most Prolific and Second Most Cited Author at the 20th Anniversary Int’l Symp. on Low Power Electronics and Design, Rome, Italy (2015).
Dr. Pedram has served on the technical program committee of a number of conferences and workshops, including Design Automation Conference (DAC), Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE), Asia-Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC), International Conference on Computer Aided Design (ICCAD), International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED), International Symposium on Physical Design (ISPD), and International Workshop on Logic Synthesis (IWLS). Dr. Pedram was a co-founder and general chair of the 1995 International Symposium on Low Power Design and the technical co-chair and general co-chair of the 1996 and 1997 International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design, respectively. He was the Technical Chair of the 2002 International Symposium on Physical Design and is the General Chair of the 2003 symposium. Dr. Pedram has given several tutorials on low power design at major CAD conferences and forums including, DAC, ICCAD, and ASP-DAC. He has published more than 600 journal and conference papers, written four books on various aspects of low power design, and holds 10 US patents.
Dr. Pedram is an IEEE Fellow and an ACM Distinguished Scientist. He served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems and ACM Transcations on Design Automation of Electronic Systems. He received the 2000 Distinguished Service Award of ACM - SIGDA for contributions in developing the SIGDA Multimedia Monograph Series and organizing the Young Student Support Program. Dr. Pedram served on the Advisory Board of the ACM Special Interest Group on Design Automation from 2000 to 2009. He was also a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society from 2000 to 2002, Chair of the Distinguished Lecturer Program of the IEEE CASS for 2003 and 2004, and the CASS VP of Publications in 2005 and 2006. Dr. Pedram, who is an ACM Distinguished Speaker , currently serveas the Editor-in-Chief of the ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems (TODAES) and the IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems (JETCAS).
Associate Professor of International Business & Strategy, Auckland University of Technology
I am an Associate Professor of International Business & Strategy at AUT and a visiting professor at Zhejiang University in China. I also hold the position of Vice-President Administration at the Academy of International Business. I was a Fulbright Fellow at Harvard University, FAS Sociology.
Pesquisador do INCT – INEU e do GEDES, Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp)
Doutor em Relações Internacionais pelo Programa de Pós-Graduação San Tiago Dantas (PUC-SP, UNESP, UNICAMP). Realizou estágio de pesquisa no exterior junto ao Center for Latin American and Latino Studies da American University/EUA (2019-2020), com bolsa CAPES-PRINT, e à Universidade de Buenos Aires/ARG (2015). Pesquisador do Instituto Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia para Estudos sobre os Estados Unidos (INCT-INEU), do Grupo de Estudos de Defesa e Segurança Internacional (GEDES - UNESP) e do Instituto de Estudos Econômicos Internacionais (IEEI-UNESP). Tem interesse nos temas: Política Externa da Argentina, Relações Interamericanas, Autonomia Desenvolvimento Econômico, Defesa e Política Latino-Americana. Em 2017, recebeu o prêmio de Melhor Dissertação de Mestrado da Associação Brasileira de Relações Internacionais. Em 2013, recebeu o prêmio de Melhor Artigo de Iniciação Científica da Associação Brasileira de Estudos de Defesa. (
Senior Scientist, Institute of Hydrology and Water Management, University of Natural Resources and Life Science (BOKU)
Mathew Herrnegger obtained his degree in Water Management and
Environmental Engineering in 2007 and his Ph.D. in Hydrology in 2013. He
is a Senior scientist at the Institute of Hydrology and Water Management
(HyWa), University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna. His
lecturing and research interest covers a broad range of water-related
topics, ranging from catchment hydrology to water resources management.
He has worked and (co-)authored papers on the water balance, flood and
inflow forecasting systems, model development and parameter estimation
of distributed hydrological models, machine learning, remote-sensing
hydrology, climate change impact assessments on water resources,
assessment of changes and drivers of flood risks, but also water quality
and uncertainties in erosion modelling. In East Africa, he has worked in
the Mara, the Sio-Malaba-Malakisi River Basin in the border between
Kenya and Uganda and Lake Bunyoni in the south west Uganda. Lately, his
research interest lies in understanding the lake level rises in the Rift
Valley lakes of Kenya and since 2021 he is also involved in the project
"Sustainable water quality management supporting Uganda’s development
Doctoral Candidate in Information, University of Toronto
I am currently a doctoral candidate within the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto. Between my MA and my PhD, I worked as a research communications and web accessibility specialist in higher education.
Senior Lecturer in Employment Studies, University of Manchester
Mathew Johnson is a senior lecturer in Employment Studies based in the Work and Equalities Institute at The Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester. Mat’s research interests include comparative employment relations, the changing nature of work in cities, and the role of the state in shaping employment standards.
Associate Teaching Professor in Culture & Performance, Arizona State University
Dr. Sandoval is an Associate Teaching Professor at Barrett the Honors College in Downtown Phoenix. He is also an ASU Social Transformation Lab Fellow and a member of ASU's Chicano /Latino Faculty & Staff Association. Dr. Sandoval holds a PhD in Culture & Performance from UCLA, an MA in Individualized Study with a focus on Performance Studies from NYU, and a BA in English with a focus on Performance at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.
Dr. Sandoval is currently researching the transborder holiday Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). He focuses on the holiday's popular history of the holiday as it has circulated in mass media, art exhibitions, tourism, and cinema. He also conducts ethnographic research on large-scale public celebrations of the holiday in Mexico and the US Southwest in order to examine the ways the holiday has developed from ancient Mesoamerican ritual to mass media spectacle. His research analyzes issues of performance, transnationalism, interculturalism, race, hybridity, indigeneity, spirituality, and cultural appropriation & commodification. Furthermore, he writes about the way Day of the Dead intersects with his experiences coming of age as a working-class mixed-race Chicano.
Research Associate, Inrae
Immunologist specialized in immunotherapies and vaccinology, Mathieu Epardaud joined the BioMAP team of UMR ISP 1282 University – INRAE in 2018 to contribute to the development of anti-cancer immunotherapies and develop strategies for mucosal vaccine platforms.
He previously contributed to research on (1) preclinical model for studying the immunopathology of tuberculosis in the same UMR, (2) cancer immunotherapy at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute & Harvard Medical School (Boston) and ( 3) systemic vs mucosal immune response at the INRAe (Jouy en Josas).
Mathieu Epardaud participates in the vaccine development project and is one of the founders in January 2022 of the start-up LoValTech, for which he holds a position of scientific consultant, in particular for the development of the intranasal delivery system.