| Jimena Val Gora is the National editor in charge of Argentina. She studied Political Science in Buenos Aires University and she is currently finishing her MA in Sociology and European Societies in Freie Universität Berlin. She has been living in the wonderful city of Berlin for almost two years. You can reach her by email. Currently inactive.
| Allen Anderl is a Canadian editor for The Trawler. He holds undergraduate degrees in History and English and currently is a PhD student in the University of Alberta’s Department of English and Film Studies. He is Alberta born and raised, yet, strangely, is very left-leaning and progressive in his social, economic, and political views. Further, he does not own a truck and prefers to cycle or walk. He watches far too many films, has an eclectic taste in music, and prefers his coffee to be bitter. Currently on hiatus.
| Alisha Arnold holds a BA (Hons.) in English with a minor in Political Science from McMaster University and is currently embarking on a MA of Globalization and International Development from the University of Ottawa. While she generally cruises to the centre-left, she believes policymaking should not be impeded by unrelenting partisanship as certain issues may warrant a crossing of political lines. Alisha is a die-hard idealist who advocates progress is not achieved by the limitations of realist philosophy. She also tattooed a dove on her right wrist as a reminder to preserve this belief as time passes...
| Graeme Douglas is the Trawler’s Canadian foreign affairs editor and an Ottawa-based freelance writer. He follows a wide variety of issues, both domestic and foreign. Graeme has a Master’s degree in Global Governance from the University of Waterloo and a Master’s degree in History from McMaster University. His political views are centre-left, with the occasional foray into far-left ranting. He prefers to study events on an issue by issue basis, however, and make his decisions from there.
| Julia Hanganu is a National Editor for Canada. She is a MA candidate at the Glendon School of Public and International Affairs at York University. She graduated in 2011 from the University of Toronto with an HBA, where she specialized in International Relations with a minor in French translation. Currently on hiatus.
| Qayam Jetha is a dual citizen of Canada and the U.S.. He holds a B.A. in economics from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, British Columbia and is currently pursuing an M.A. in Public Policy at Simon Fraser University. He plans to utilize his education to promote effective health policies in least developed countries (LDCs). Qayam enjoys watching romantic comedies, eating large quantities of food and riding his bike. He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
| Adam Kingsmith is a reified postmodernist, and while not into tags, shrewder people have called him “ far too left-leaning” for his own good. Raised in Vancouver, he has studied in Sweden, El Salvador and Canada, and holds a B.A. in Political Science from Simon Fraser University and an M.A. in International Relations from McMaster University. As a writer living in Toronto (who moonlights as a literature addict especially fond of Vonnegut and Orwell), he strives to transform theory into practice by challenging traditional conceptualizations of the politico-cultural climate in an increasingly socio-digital age. After all, the nation-state was so last century. Tweet him @akingsmith
| Ian MacMillan – Although Ian MacMillan tracks a variety of socio-political issues, his primary academic focus was defence procurement and political decision making during periods of conflict. Socially, Ian rests on the left hand side of the political spectrum but, hosting a Weberian approach to nation-state structural reality, regards the military as a key instrument in international as well as domestic affairs. A former media and policy analyst with the Canadian federal government, Ian also holds a Master of Arts and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Memorial University and Concordia University, respectively.
| Emily Thompson holds a BA (Hons.) in Political Science from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador, and is currently pursuing a MA in Political Science at McGill University. Emily is a self-proclaimed social media junkie, so much so that the research focus of her MA research is on the role of Web 2.0 in citizen engagement and policymaking. She is also an avid volunteer in her community. You can reach her by email or on twitter @emilycthompson
| Zachary Stockill is a freelance writer and (post)graduate student in History at the University of British Columbia. He has written about politics, pop culture, and travel for several print and online publications, including the Huffington Post, rabble.ca, and Discorder Magazine, among others. He has worked with human rights organizations in India and Canada, and holds degrees in History and Globalization Studies from the University of Ottawa and McMaster University. He struggles with political labels that attempt to categorize people, ideals, and organizations in a tidy fashion, though he finds “progressive” relatively unobjectionable. His favorite Beatles record is the White Album, which should tell you almost anything else you might need to know. You can visit his website at http://zfstockill.com, and follow him on twitter @zyfrancis.
| Jessica Parish is a PhD candidate at York University. Her current research deals with the ethics and politics of alternative health practices.
| Tim Pearson holds a PhD in Canadian history from McGill University in Montreal and an MA from the University of Toronto. Academically, his primary interests are the history of empire and French Canada. After teaching at McMaster University in Hamilton for several years, he is now a freelance writer, editor and researcher. He lives in London, Ontario.
| Hermonie Xie (also covering Switzerland) – coming soon.
| Amy Yizhi Mao holds a bachelor’s degree in International Politics from Shanghai International Studies University, China. Currently she is enrolled in the MPA (Master of Public Administration) programme in London School of Economics (LSE). She lives in London and enjoys its cultural diversity. Her interests lie in social policy, development and NGO. She can be reached at email@example.com.
| Matthew Wills is a final-year undergraduate historian at the University of Oxford. Matt posts alternative views on stories featured in The Trawler’s ‘China’ category. Currently on hiatus.
| Ana Maria Menenses is a fourth-year Journalism student at Carleton University. She is originally from Bogota, Colombia and she has a strong interest in the political dynamics between and within different Latin American countries. She works, studies, and writes for The Trawler in the city of Ottawa. Currently on hiatus.
| Laura Gomez holds a BA in Political Science and International Relations from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, and has experience in analyzing and writing about the dynamics of conflict in Colombia. She currently resides in Nottingham, UK while pursuing a MA in International Relations at the University of Nottingham.
| Lawrence Gutman received an MA in Latin American history from The University of Texas at Austin. He has conducted archival research in Havana as a Tinker Foundation Fellow and Fulbright-Hays Fellow, and has held research appointments at the Instituto de Historia de Cuba. He has also taught colonial and modern Latin American history at the University of Texas and Mexican history at Southwestern University. He writes on the relationship between politics and markets in Cuba. Currently on hiatus.
East Africa (region)
| Deika Mohamed is the regional editor for East Africa.
| Florian Oelck is the Trawler’s national editor for Germany. He is a native German who has moved back and forth between Canada and Germany throughout his life. He holds a BA in International History from Carleton University and is working towards his MA in International Affairs at Carleton’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) in Ottawa. He currently resides in Ottawa. You can reach him by email. Currently on hiatus.
| Urvashi Aneja is the national editor for India. She is a PhD student in International Relations at the University of Oxford. She spends her time between the UK and India. You can reach her by email. Currently inactive.
| Gabriele Colosanto is National Editor for Italy. He holds a degree in Literature and Philosophy in 2001 and since 2003 has been working in Consultancy as Researcher and Trainer at The European House – Ambrosetti. He tries to be independent, even though he thinks that Italy needs a liberal wind. His reports for The Trawler are based on the regular analysis of 6 sources: Corriere della Sera, La Repubblica, La Stampa, Il Sole 24 Ore, Il Fatto Quotidiano and il Giornale. He lives in a very lively neighbourhood in Milan, with his wife and their little daughter. He likes soccer and supports F.C. Inter Milan. Currently inactive.
| Antonella Masi holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies and European Institutions from the University of Milan. She is currently a Master’s student in Political Science and Government. After spending almost a year in Madrid, she hopes to move again after finishing her studies – hopefully to wonderful Sweden. She lives in Milan and in her spare time plays football in a local women’s team. Currently inactive.
| Laura Gutierrez holds a BA in International Business and Management from Universidad Panamericana campus Guadalajara, Mexico. She currently resides in London while pursuing a Msc in Public Policy and Administration at the London School of Economics. You can reach her by email. Currently inactive.
| Hermonie Xie (also covering Canada) – coming soon.
| Travis Paterson completed a BA in political science at the University of Victoria and an MA, also in political science, at the University of British Columbia and the University of Sydney. He started a Ph.D. at the Centre for African Studies at the University of Edinburgh in fall 2011. When not in Scotland Travis spends his time on the West Coast and on frequent road trips in North America. He has worked as an intern for the left-wing New Democratic Party in B.C. and has been a member of the federal Liberal Party. He sees himself as a left-conservative (along with Pat Buchanan and the late Norman Mailer). Consequently he tends toward a contrarian perspective, without the express intention of course. He enjoys 20th century American literature and film. Currently inactive.
| 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.
| Brendan Pastor is the Trawler’s National Editor for the US. He holds a BA in International Relations from Richmond, the American International University in London, and is currently pursuing a MA of International Political Economy at the University of Warwick. When not in the United Kingdom for university, Brendan lives full time in New York with his family. He is a registered Independent, though his views are progressive and left-leaning, particularly when it comes to social and economic issues. He is a big fan of science fiction literature and film. You can reach him by email. Currently inactive.
| Lawrence Mainja is a PhD student in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware. His research focuses on the significance of the global south-to-south relations and their potential to end poverty. Lawrence is no fan of superstitions or mysticism but an avid reader of contemporary philosophy literature. Currently inactive.