Kate Miller, Editor in Chief
Kate is a Political Science student with a minor in English Literature in her third and final year at McGill. In her first year, she worked at MJPS Online as an International Relations writer. In her second, she took on the role of Contributions Editor where she was able to work on a broad range of political analyses and sharpen her editorial skills. This year she is honored to manage the Canadian Politics and International Relations sections. Outside of editing, Kate is interested in art history and loves exploring Montreal’s array of galleries. You can connect with Kate on LinkedIn here.
Mathieu Lavault, Editor in Chief
Mathieu is a U4 student doing a joint honors degree in Political Science and Sociology. He is originally from Dallas, Texas but has French and Colombian backgrounds. Before becoming managing editor, he worked as a writer under the comparative politics section and has also been the podcast coordinator for the MJPS Print “In Brief” series. When not studying, he likes to go out with friends, go to the movie theaters, and travel. He is looking forward to a successful publishing cycle.
Olivia Hallet, Editor in Chief
Olivia is a U3 Political Science student with minors in Environment and History. She has been with the MJPS Online since Fall 2019, first as a Canadian Politics Staff Writer and then a Canadian Politics Editor. Her areas of focus include environmental policy, sub-state nationalist movements, and Canadian constitutional law. She is particularly interested in the intersection between environmental governance and Indigenous land rights.
Nils Aoun, Social Media Director
Nils is a U3 student majoring in Political Science, with minors in Communication Studies and East Asian Studies. This is his second year working for the MJPS’ social media team, this time as Director, and he could not be more excited. His main professional interests include the media’s influence on the democratic process and artificial intelligence ethics. Aside from academics, he enjoys tennis, playing the piano, watching shows, and learning languages. You can connect with him on LinkedIn here
Canadian Politics Team
Charlotte Gurung, Canadian Politics Editor
Charlotte Gurung is a U2 Political Science student. This is her second year as an editor with MJPS. Charlotte is particularly interested in Canadian social policy, Canadian federalism, and Indigenous politics.
Kimberley Lord, Canadian Politics Editor
Kimberley Lord is a U1 student studying Political Science and History. This is her first semester as an editor for MJPS. She is interested in Indigenous Politics, Feminist Politics, and Political Law within the Canadian context. Outside of academics, she is an Associate Editor for the McGill Pre-Law Review, enjoys going on hikes with her dog, yoga, and reading! You can connect with her on Linkedin here.
Nicholas Caissie Canadian Politics Writer
Nicholas is in U4 doing an honors in Political Science, a major in Philosophy, and a minor in Economics. This is his first year writing for the MJPS. In terms of political science, he is most interested in the structures and institutions of Canada’s Westminster Parliamentary system, Canadian social policy, and political economy. Aside from academics, Nicholas is part of the McGill Debating Union, enjoys reading about History, regularly volunteers at community centers, and is an avid football (soccer) fan.
Riyana Karim-Hajiani, Canadian Politics Writer
Riyana Karim-Hajiani is a U2 student studying Political Science (Honours) as a part of the Bachelor of Arts program at McGill University. This is her second year as a Canadian Politics writer with the MJPS. She is interested to explore racial and ethnic politics, Indigenous politics, and feminist political philosophy, all in the Canadian context. Outside of academia, Riyana has worked in policy and research roles for numerous NGOs such as the Climate Reality Project and Focus Humanitarian Assistance. You can connect with her on LinkedIn here.
Olivia Bornyi, Canadian Politics Writer
Olivia Bornyi is a U1 student pursuing a Joint Honours in Political Science and International Development Studies. She is incredibly thrilled to start her first semester as a writer for the MJPS. Within politics, she is passionate about foreign policy, intergovernmental relations, and the interactions of feminist and minority groups with the Canadian government. Outside of academics, Olivia is the Mental Health Outreach Coordinator for SSMU, enjoys yoga, crochet, reading TIME Magazine, and exploring the many cafés that Montréal has to offer! You can connect with her on LinkedIn here.
Comparative Politics Team
Rita Broberg, Comparative Politics Editor
Rita Broberg is a U2 student majoring in Political Science and English Literature. This is her first semester as an editor for the MJPS. Her interests include environmental politics, immigration, and European politics. She enjoys music, reading, tennis, and spending time with her friends. You can connect with her on LinkedIn here.
Valeria Lau, Comparative Politics EditorValeria Lau is a U3 student in her final year of Political Science and History. As an Editor, she is passionate about helping other writers publish their best work. She has previously written for the Comparative Politics section of MJPS with a focus on Latin American politics. Her areas of interest include gender inequality, threats to democracy, Indigenous politics, and Canadian politics. In her spare time, she loves watching movies, thrifting, talking about her cats, and making art. You can connect with her on Linkedin here!
Marina Zaki, Comparative Politics Writer
Marina Zaki is a U2 Political Science and Economics student. This is her first semester writing for the MJPS as a Staff Writer in the Comparative Politics section. She is deeply interested in Middle Eastern politics, especially in the post-Arab Spring dynamics. Besides academics, she loves reading, painting, traveling, and learning languages. You can connect with her on LinkedIn here.
Marine Matsumura, Comparative Politics Writer
Marine Matsumura is a U2 student majoring in Political Science. She is mainly interested in immigration policy and transatlantic ties. She is looking forward to following the evolutions of both American and European responses to immigration and multiculturalism. She would also like to bring a comparative perspective to the various cases of democratic backsliding in the Western world. You can find her on LinkedIn here.
Mark Banchereau, Comparative Politics Writer
Mark Banchereau is a U4 student majoring in Political Science with a minor in History. This is his first semester as a Staff Writer for the MJPS. His interest mainly lies in European politics and immigration. In his free time, he loves taking pictures, reading, and watching documentaries. You can connect with him on Linkedin here.
Sophie Gunyon, Comparative Politics Writer
Sophie is a U2 student majoring in Honours Political Science and minoring in History. She is interested in studying political dynamics in developing areas, especially issues surrounding gender inequality, regime change, and civil conflict. In her spare time, Sophie loves to read, horseback ride, and unironically watch reality tv. You can connect with her on LinkedIn here.
Balca Naz Erozden, Comparative Politics Writer
Balca is a U2 student double majoring in Political Science and Sociology, with a minor in Social Entrepreneurship. This is her first semester writing for MJPS. She is interested in political economy, foreign policy, and the environment. Outside of academics, she manages the social media accounts of the Turkish Students’ Society of McGill. She loves watching tv shows, shopping, and learning art history in her spare time! You can connect with her on LinkedIn here.
Keagan Goforth, Comparative Politics Writer
Keagan is a U2 student studying History (Honours), with a minor in Political Science. This is his first semester as a staff writer for the MJPS, and he is thrilled to be a part of it. His particular areas of interest include political parties, elections, the functioning of political institutions, and American politics. In his free time, he likes traveling, reading about history, and spending time with friends. You can connect with him on LinkedIn here.
International Relations Team
Lucie Taieb, International Relations Editor
Lucie Taieb is a U3 student in International Management and Political Science. This is her first semester contributing to the MJPS and cannot wait to tackle a wide array of global issues, especially diplomacy, technology issues, and innovation. Outside of academics, she competes on the McGill Model UN Delegation Team and also enjoys going on a run, talking books with her roommates, or trying out a new restaurant in the city! You can connect with her on LinkedIn here.
Theo Malhotra, International Relations Editor
Theo is a U3 student in Political Science and International Development Studies. He first joined MJPS as a Canadian Politics writer in the fall of 2019, and this is his first semester as an editor. He is interested in the Canadian labour movement, inter-state conflict, and the rise of China as an international power. Outside of school, he is an avid Ultimate player and Eric Andre connoisseur. Connect with him on LinkedIn here!
Quentin Prieul, International Relations Writer
Quentin Prieul is a U3 student double-majoring in Economics and Political Science, with a minor in History. This is his first semester writing for the MJPS as a staff writer in the International Relations section. He is very excited to be able to offer his perspective on current international political events. He spends most of his free time on Wikipedia and eating cookies. You can connect with him on Linkedin here.
Conrad von Moltke, International Relations Writer
Conrad is a U4 student majoring in Political Science with a double minor in World Islamic and Middle East Studies and World Cinema. This is his first semester working for the MJPS as an International Relations Staff Writer. His interests lie mainly in Middle Eastern affairs, American/European politics, and political conflict. Outside of academics, he is passionate about film and weightlifting, as well as playing tennis and guitar! You can connect with him on LinkedIn here
Killian Magdelaine, International Relations Writer
Killian Magdelaine is a U2 student majoring in political science with a minor in economics and another in management. This is his first semester writing for the MJPS as a staff writer in the International Relations section. His interest mainly lies in the dynamics of intrastate conflicts, Western foreign politics, and the role of International Organizations. Apart from that, he loves playing soccer and going to the bar with friends. You can connect with him on LinkedIn here.
Political Theory Team
Victorine Sirveaux, Political Theory Editor
Victorine Sirveaux is a U4 student majoring in Political Science, with minors in Economics and Philosophy. This is her first year as an editor for the MJPS, and she was also a copy-editor for the 2020 Print Edition. She is interested in the ethical dimensions and values of policy-making. Outside of academics, she loves drawing and taking film pictures. You can connect with her on Linkedin here.
Zachary Cheung, Political Theory Writer
Zach is a U2 student majoring in Political Science and Philosophy. This is his first year as a staff writer for the MJPS, and he is so excited to be writing articles for the Political Theory section. Zach loves exploring the implications of liberalism and paternalism and their dimensions in current political issues. Outside of university, Zach likes taking photos on film, drawing, weightlifting, and writing letters. You can connect with him on Linkedin here.
Louisa Hanson, Political Theory Writer
Louisa is a U2 student double majoring in Sociology and Political Science, with a minor in Urban Studies. This is her first semester at the MJPS. She is particularly interested in local politics, urban residential and educational segregation, and social policy. In her free time, she likes to run, cook Jewish recipes from her grandmother, and discover new things to do in Montreal. You can connect with her on LinkedIn here.
Ashna Naidoo, Comparative Politics Contributor
Ashna Naidoo is a U1 student studying Political Science and Gender, Sexuality, Feminist and Social Justice Studies. This is her first semester contributing to the MJPS. Her interests lie within the intersections of policy, feminism, and Caribbean/Latin American politics. Outside of academics, she competes for the McGill Moot Team and works as a diversity, equity, and inclusion researcher. In her spare time, she loves reading and shopping. You can connect with her on LinkedIn here.