Student Fellows

John Lemieux Student Fellows

Élora Bussière-Ladouceur

 Élora Bussière-Ladouceur is a master’s student in Political Science at Concordia University. She is currently working on her thesis, which looks at the role of gender in populist radical right movements in Western democracies. She is also the current coordinator for the Équipe de recherche sur l’immigration au Québec et ailleurs (ÉRIQA). She holds an undergraduate degree in Italian Studies from McGill University as well as an Honours undergraduate degree in Political Science from Concordia University. Her interests surround the issues of democratic backsliding and the rise of the populist radical right, along with the ramifications of such changes in terms of authoritarianism, xenophobia, misogyny, white supremacy, and more.

Mowahib Hassan Doualeh

Mowahib Hassan Doualeh is an undergraduate student in Honours in Political Science with a minor in human rights. Her choice of academic path stems from her long-life passion for human rights. In her spare time, she enjoys partaking in national conferences that address barriers faced by equity-seeking groups in Canada. Through her involvement with several non-profit organizations, Mowahib has reached out to thousands of youth across the country and advocated on their behalf with government officials and key players in youth policy. She is mostly involved in youth politics and the promotion of intersectional inclusion at the municipal, regional and national levels. Notably, Mowahib has had the honor of participating in several panels to share her expertise on a variety of topics such as Islamophobia, systemic racism and mental health with key organizations and federal ministers. Mowahib’s research interests lie in genocide studies and human rights protection, more specifically in East Africa. In all the work that she does, Mowahib is drawn to grassroots movements and has a strong calling for the amplification of diverse voices in decision-making practices. As a student fellow, Mowahib is eager to learn more on the way forward for international peace processes and contribute to the MIGS mandate.

Joshua “Jay” Sallos-Carter 

Joshua “Jay” Sallos-Carter is a mature undergraduate student majoring in Community Development, Public Affairs, and Policy Studies at Concordia’s School of Community and Public Affairs and one of the latest student fellows collaborating with MIGS on the Digital Peace Project. Jay currently serves on the board of directors for Queue Care Inc., a health-tech company based out of New Brunswick that they helped to create in 2019; between 2018–2020, they served as the president of the board of directors for the New Brunswick Media Co-op, the only English language alternative to the Brunswick News media monopoly; and from 2018–2019 they acted as the student representative for St. Thomas University’s President’s Advisory Committee on Campus Environmental Issues.  Prior to returning to academia, Jay has worked across dozens of companies in the video game sector, taught game design for social impact to children and teens as a summer camp instructor at the University of New Brunswick, and worked on virtual reality projects as a freelance developer. In their free time, they volunteer with the organization No-One Is Illegal and they assist member groups of the Coalition Defund La Police with various support-based tasks. Jay brings their past experience and knowledge to MIGS as the Hate Speech and Emerging Tech Fellow, where their research focuses on the rise of online hate, disinformation, and other forms of online harms—particularly on the impact felt by


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Christoph Semken previously served as an Assistant for Information Technology and is currently completing his Master of Arts in International Relations and Economics at the University of Aberdeen. His latest publication "Tracking the Blue: Phone and Vehicle Location Systems for UN Peacekeeping" is available at

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