Faculty and Associates

Spring 2018

Geetanjali Gill

Geetanjali Gill received a DPhil in Development Studies from the University of Sussex, UK.  Her doctoral thesis explored the complex linkages between poverty and ethnicity in Mauritius.  She has also studied Social Policy and Planning in Developing Countries at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK, and International Development at the University of Toronto.

She has taught undergraduate development studies courses at the University of Sussex.  In addition, she has more than a decade of experience as a development consultant and researcher, working for NGOs, universities, research foundations, United Nations agencies, European Union, African regional agencies, Canadian development agencies, and governments.  For the majority of her career as a development consultant, she has lived and worked in African countries.

She currently lives in Vancouver, BC, with her family.  

Serdar Kaya

Serdar Kaya specializes in Comparative Politics and International Relations. He received his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Political Science at Simon Fraser University, Canada. His doctoral dissertation investigated the policies and attitudes toward Muslim immigrants in Western Europe. Upon graduation, he worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in the School of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Queensland, Australia.

Dr. Kaya's research and teaching interests revolve around political sociology and political psychology with a particular focus on multiculturalism, intergroup relations, and more specifically, Islam-West relations. Regionwise, he is interested in Western democracies with Muslim minorities, and the Middle East.

For his publications, and teaching documents, please see http://uq.academia.edu/kaya

Logan Masilamani

Logan Masilamani is an instructor in SFU’s School of International Studies. Originally from Singapore, he has made Canada home since the 1980s. He obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at SFU, going on to complete his doctorate in international relations at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

He specializes in international relations, concentrating on conflict resolution in Southeast Asia. His past and current research focuses on constructive engagement in ASEAN and Burma, human security, the military industrial complex in the Southeast Asian region, South Asian politics, and the political development of Southeast Asian countries.