Postdoctoral Scholars

Claire Peacock

Claire Peacock received her DPhil (PhD) in International Relations from the University of Oxford in August 2018. Claire's research focuses on understanding the rationales behind and the design and outcomes associated with international cooperation, ranging from regulatory cooperation to treaty making. Her dissertation research explored why states include labour and human rights regulation in international trade agreements. Claire's postdoctoral research (co-based at SFU andUniversit√© Laval) looks at the design and consequences of withdrawal provisions in international environmental agreements. During her post-doc, she will also be completing a project that maps and assesses the structure of offshore financial networks.  

Claire is also interested in the application of data science methods to international relations data and works in R and Python. She enjoys teaching IR students the fundamentals of working with data and about evidence-based decision making and research.

Dominik Stecula

Dominik Stecula received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of British Columbia. His Ph.D. research examined the changes in the news media environment and its relationship to political polarization in the United States. Dominik studies American and comparative politics, and his work mostly occupies the subfields of political communication and political behaviour. He is particularly interested in examining the nature of coverage of scientific issues in the news, the dynamics of public opinion polarization of scientific issues like climate change, safety of GMOs, and vaccinations, and the relationship between the two. He is currently a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at Simon Fraser University and the Martin Fishbein Postdoctoral Fellow at the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Dominik is also affiliated with the Cultural Cognition Lab at Yale Law School and the Political News and Opinion Lab at the University of Pennsylvania.