Category:

Ep 9 Beyond Canada: Screening Toilets, Narrating Transgender Relations

Claudia talks to Prerna Subramanian about her research studying public toilets as depicted in recent Indian films and how they imagine transgender persons on-screen through the trope. They also touch on feelings of imposter syndrome when you are not in the country you research as well as how international research provides opportunities to create international Continue Reading

Posted On :
Category:

Beyond Canada – Turkey: An International Research Seminar

Recorded: 20 January 2020 In this episode Claudia records an international research seminar in which three international graduate students discuss their research in Turkey. Canan Sahin (Political Science) talks about Syrian Refugees as a Surplus Population, Hilal Kara (Geography) discusses youth navigating precarious environments and Gaye Onurer (Sociology) unpacks the tensions of Academic or Peace. Continue Reading

Posted On :
Category:

Ep. 7 Beyond Canada – Ghana: An International Research Seminar

In this episode Claudia records an international research seminar in which three international graduate students discuss their research in Ghana. Priscilla Apronti (Geography) talks about renewable energy in Ghana, Joseph Braimah (Geography) discusses elderly care and James Kwateng-Yeboah (Cultural studies) delves into how God became Ghanaian. A dynamic and thought provoking conversation with the audience Continue Reading

Posted On :
Category:

Ep. 6 Beyond Canada – Flies on the Wall: Police Surveillance and the French Foreign Ministry (1774-1791)

Sean Patrick Marrs talks to Claudia about his experiences of delving into French Espionage in the Archives. They touch on the significance of history, stories in the archives and some ethical tensions with looking at dated material. Host: Claudia Hirtenfelder (the International Student Affairs Commissioner for the SGPS) Guests: Sean Patrick Marrs (History, Queen’s University) Bed Music: Mafikizolo Continue Reading

Posted On :
Category:

Ep. 5 Beyond Canada – Surveillance and Accountability: From National Security Dilemmas to Informational Assemblages in Spain and Brazil

Raziel Miranda talks to Claudia Hirtenfelder about his transnational identity as well as the conflicting world of surveillance and big data with its many opportunities and challenges. They discuss how information from our everyday lives are used and what opportunities there are for resistance. Host: Claudia Hirtenfelder (the International Student Affairs Commissioner for the SGPS) Guests: Raziel Continue Reading

Posted On :
Category:

Ep. 4 Beyond Canada – Monkey Business: The Lives of Primates in Costa Rican Rescue Centres

Siobhan Speiran talks to Claudia about her pathbreaking PhD research on the lives of primates in rescue centers in Costa Rica. They discuss why this research is significant, the challenges of doing research in a different context, across species divides, and the opportunities for creating meaningful policy changes from PhD work. Host: Claudia Hirtenfelder (the International Continue Reading

Posted On :
Category:

Ep. 3. Beyond Canada – Queen Elizabeth Scholars: Collaborations that Span Continents and Open Doors

In this episode Claudia talks to 3 Queen Elizabeth Scholars about the collaborations and research they have conducted at Queen’s University. Nuworza Kugbey, Phidelia Doegah, and Ryenchindorj Erkhembayar unpack their different health projects and explain how working on their research in Canada influences the work and opportunities they have in their home countries (Ghana and Continue Reading

Posted On :
Category:

Ep. 2 Beyond Canada: The Art of Social Infrastructure: Santiago’s Poblciones and the Afterlives of Arpilleras

Host Claudia Hirtenfelder chats with PhD Candidate Nathalia Santos Ocasio about her research pertaining to social infrastructure in Santiago. The  pair also consider challenges and opportunities of language, culture, and representation in research processes that stretch beyond international borders and some of the power dynamics involved therein. Host: Claudia Hirtenfelder (the International Student Affairs Commissioner Continue Reading

Posted On :
Category:

The Blending Health Initiatives of sub-Saharan Africans living in Toronto

In this first episode of Beyond Canada, host Claudia Hirtenfelder (International Student Affairs Commissioner for the Society of Graduate and Professional Students at Queen’s University chats with guest, Prince Michael Amegbor. Amegbor, a PhD candidate in the Department of Geography and Planning at Queen’s chats about the research he is conducting for his thesis “Uncharted Continue Reading

Posted On :