We are pleased to announce that the following individuals have joined us as Post-Doctoral Fellows:
Scott Aquanno is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Canada Centre for Global Security Studies and Sessional Instructor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto Scarborough. His research program focuses on the historic changes currently taking place in monetary policy and financial regulation by advancing the hypothesis that the mechanisms by which the Federal Reserve has traditionally managed market liquidity are no longer relevant in light of the current crisis and how the Fed changed its procedures to cope with it. To this end, Scott is currently completing his first book titled The Triumph of Central Banking? The Federal Reserve and the New Financial Architecture.
Sara Dezalay’s research explores the transformation of the definition and practices of “intervention” broadly defined, particularly on the African continent since the end of the Cold war, and it studies the role played by the law in current processes of international governance over violent conflict. She started with an inquiry on the non-governmental organization, Amnesty International, and explored how it had adapted its mandate and practice to the new deal opened by the end of the Cold War. In her PhD, she expanded this focus towards other NGOs based in the US and in Europe and looked particularly at a new generation of NGOs, such as International Alert and Search for Common Ground, that specialize in conflict resolution and prevention, and explored their social and political usages of the law. Dezalay’s current projects emphasize the need to study the characteristics (background, education, professional trajectories) of the people who invest themselves in conflict resolution and rebuilding peace or political stability after conflicts.
Phillipa Gill’s main research area is computer networks with a focus on network measurement and characterization. She uses network measurement, data analysis and ideas from economics to improve security and reliability of networks. Through dialog with relevant stakeholders on the Internet: standardization bodies, government organizations, and network operators, she works to have real world impact with research. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Toronto in 2012 and holds an M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Calgary. During her Ph.D., she spent time as a visiting researcher at AT&T Labs–Research, Boston University, and Microsoft Research.
Dominique S. McMahon
Dominique McMahon’s research expertise includes biomedical policy and innovation in emerging and developing countries, medical “tourism”, and inclusive innovation. Her current research is focused on the clinical stem cell initiatives of China, Brazil and India to better understand domestic capacity in this area and the challenges to stem cell governance. Her previous research has included a comparative analysis of regenerative medicine innovation in China, Brazil and India. McMahon has completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, a Visiting Researcher Fellowship at the Foundation Brocher (Geneva, Swtizerland), a PhD at the Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto and McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health, and a BSc Biology/Biotechnology at the University of Ottawa.