Laura Facciolo (she/her)

Editor-in-Chief | Peer-Reviewed Journal
Since 2020

Laura’s role as Editor-in-Chief focuses on strategic editorial direction, as well as the day-to-day running of the peer-reviewed journal forum.

Presently, Laura works as a Learning Innovation Specialist at York University. She holds an M.A. in Cultural Studies and Critical Theory, as well as an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Pedagogy. Her work is broadly interested in higher education futures, data stories, and appreciative research.

Across all appointments, Laura is committed to providing and promoting appreciation; her editorial practice strives to centre kindness and compassion. Laura aims to foster a safe space of scholarly expression and editorial experimentation at Re:Locations.

Laura has sat on the Editorial Board since 2020.

Shehnoor Khurram (she/her)

Editor-in-Chief | Online Journal
Since 2018

Shehnoor is a PhD candidate at the Department of Political Science at York University, researching the political economy of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. She has bylines in Huffington Post, Canadian Dimension, and Briarpatch Magazine, and forthcoming contributions with Routledge Publishing, Manchester University Press, and Africa World Press. 

Her love of writing and researching drove her to join the Re:Locations team in 2018 as a Senior Editor. Since that time, Shehnoor has taken on the position of Chair of Communications and Co-Chair of the 2020 Symposium, Resilience and Disaster: the Global South during COVID-19, and most recently, Editor-In-Chief. In her new role, she oversees the publication of works on subjects relating to International Relations, Security, Terrorism, Under/Development, Political Islam, and more.

Shehnoor is committed to radical and progressive publishing that challenges historical and contemporary structural inequality, exploitation, and alienation in the Asian continent and faced by diasporic communities. She is also committed to diversity and inclusion in publishing, working with the Re:Locations team to ensure there is equitable representation within our authors, reviewers and editorial board.