Political Science

Postdoctoral Fellows & Visiting Scholars

Ghada Ageel

Visiting Professor

Dr. Ghada Ageel is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta. She holds a PhD and MA in Middle East Politics from the University of Exeter (Britain) and a BA in Education from the Islamic University/Gaza. Her PhD dissertation examined the historic and contemporary role of the United Nations Relief and Work Agency (UNRWA) in relation to the question of a durable solution for Palestinian refugees.

Dr. Ageel is the recipient of several awards and scholarships including The Phillips Grant (UK, 2013), The Jerusalem Studies’ Scholarship of the University of Exeter (2002 and 1999), the Higher Education Award of the Ministry of Education (Palestine, 1996) and the Hebrew Language and Literature Scholarship (Gaza, 1993).

Her research interests focus on rights-based approaches to forced migration, Palestinian refugees in comparative perspective, oral history, women's studies, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the permanent status issues involved in the Middle East peace process. Dr. Ageel's work has been widely published in several newspapers, magazines and journals worldwide, including The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Hill, CNN, BBC, The Guardian, Journal for Palestine Studies, Palestine Chronicle, MATAN Magazine (Hebrew), Occupation Magazine and many Arabic newspapers throughout the Middle East.

In addition to her book with Dr. Ibrahim Abu Jaber, Wisam Afifi, Maisam Eid, et all “Jurh Al-Nakba: Part 1” The Wound of Nakba, Part 1, Um Al-Fahem, Centre of Contemporary Studies, 2003; Dr. Ageel is currently working on a book project: The Palestinian Nakba and Israeli Apartheid : The Law and The Experience. She is also active in Faculty4Palestine—Alberta.

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Matúš Mišík

EUCE Postdoctoral Fellow

Matúš Mišík is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the European Centre of Excellence at University of Alberta. He obtained his Ph.D. from Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia, where he worked as a Research Fellow and a Assistant Professor. His research interests include predominantly issues connected to different energy policy topics within the European Union and questions related to the influence of perception at the EU level, especially in connection to mutual relations between different groups of member states.

Matúš specialises in energy policy and energy security within the European Union and its member states, predominantly those from the Central and Eastern Europe. He currently analysis the positions of the member states on the Energy Union project in connection to its energy security dimension. Moreover, he examines the role of perceptions within the EU decision-making process and how they affect the mechanism itself as well as involved member states.

Matúš published a book on energy security in Central Europe - Energy Policy in the Enlarged European Union (in Slovak, Institute of International Relations: Prague, 2013), his articles were published in Geopolitics (forthcoming), Czechoslovak psychology (forthcoming), Comparative European Policy (2015), Asia Europe Journal (2013), or Slovak Sociological Review (2008, 2015). He was on a study and research stays at University of Agder in Norway (2006), University of Helsinki in Finland (2009), Aston University in Great Britain (2011) and Vienna University in Austria (2012). He has extensive experiences with empirical research (especially expert interviews) and writes commentaries for Slovak daily newspapers.

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David Wineroither

Austrian Visiting Professor

David M Wineroither is Austrian Visiting Professor at the University of Alberta. He obtained his doctorate from the University of Innsbruck, where he was Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics. Other affiliations include the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Central European University (both in Budapest, Hungary). Specialized in European Politics, he is currently working on two book projects investigating cases and developments of democratic convergence at country level.

David has published extensively both in academic and popular venues. His latest book The Austrian Democracy in Comparative Perspective (in German, co-edited with Ludger Helms, Nomos 2012) will have a second edition in 2016. He has appeared on-screen, on the air and in leading print media of various Central European countries.

At the University of Alberta, in addition to teaching in the Departments of Political Science and Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, David will be affiliated with the Wirth Institute. As a member of the institute’s Academic Advisory Board, he will assist and advise in the development of institute programs and work with the local and national Austro-Canadian communities. The EUCE director and Jean Monnet Chair Lori Thorlakson will collaborate with the Austrian Visiting Professor as well.

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