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Postdoctoral Horizon Fellow: Dr. Isabel Rodríguez Toribio

Project: “Integrating Diverse Interests in Global Governance"

Dr Isabel Rodriguez-Toribio received her PhD at the University of Glasgow (2022). Her research focuses on international cooperation, particularly on the informal governance of illicit financial flows, but also on more general questions about global governance. Her work as a Horizon Postdoctoral Fellow focuses on international organizations, their design, and their evolution over time.


Twitter: @IsabelRzT

Dr Colin Scott

Project: Social networks and integration among hard-to-reach migrants: A multi-method survey of recent immigrants to Québec

Bio: Dr. Colin Scott received his PhD in Political Science from McGill University (2021) and holds a Master’s degree in Psychology from the University of Guelph. His research interests focus on political psychology, public opinion, and political behaviour, investigating topics including prejudice and intergroup relations, the adaptation and integration of newcomers to Canada, civic engagement, and how social perceptions influence attitudes toward diversity and support for minority accommodations. In addition to his academic research, Dr. Scott is a practitioner supporting the application of social and behavioural sciences to inform public policy and program evaluation in the public and non-profit sectors.     Twitter: @ColinScott_NL

Dr Marie Gagné

Supervisor: Amy Poteete

Research Project Title: Protests against Large-Scale Land Acquisitions, Electoral Democracy, and the Emergence of Rural Citizenship in Senegal.

Bio: Marie Gagné holds a Postdoctoral Fellowship funded by the Fonds de recherche du Québec-Société et culture (FRQSC). She earned her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Toronto, with a specialization in development studies. Her research interests include questions of land access, forest governance, and agricultural development. Her postdoctoral project examines what opposition to large-scale land deals means for electoral democracy and citizenship in Senegal. More broadly, her work seeks to understand how global economic and political pressures are mediated and experienced in often unexpected ways in rural Africa. Keen to mobilize the potential of social sciences outside academia, Dr. Gagné has accumulated extensive professional experience as an independent consultant.

Dr. Juliette Dupont

Supervisors: Antoine Bilodeau and Mireille Paquet

PhD, Université de Montréal. Funded by the Initiative de Recherche sur l’Immigration and pursuing a research agenda focused on States’ marketing strategies to attract desirable migrants. Her dissertation in political science is entitled « Verrou ou Vitrine? Politiques du visa Schengen en Algérie et en Chine » and compares visa issuance practices by European States in Algeria and China.

Dr. Lucia Kovacikova

Supervisors: Guy Lachapelle and Antoine Bilodeau

Research Project: Political Attitudes and Subnational Governments

Bio: Dr. Kovacikova received her PhD in Political Science from Tulane University (2023). She also holds an MA from Tulane University (2021) and an MSc from the University of Amsterdam (2012). Her research focuses on paradiplomacy, subnational capacity, and international economic development policies of advanced industrialized states and their substate governments. Her postdoctoral research project examines the link between the attitudes and values captured in the most recent World Values Survey (Wave 7) and the growing trend of paradiplomacy within Canada and across the OECD more broadly.


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