Laura Facciolo (she/her)
Editor-in-Charge | Peer-Reviewed Journal
MA Candidate, Cultural Studies & Critical Theory
Laura is currently pursuing an MA in Cultural Studies & Critical Theory at McMaster University. Her research examines the centrality of the heart to the discourse of love through exploration of early modern poetic and medical writings. She holds an M.Ed. in Curriculum & Pedagogy, with a specialization in EdTech, from the University of Toronto/OISE, where her research considered crisis-informed pedagogies and care ethics in virtual learning environments. She continues to work in educational research at Sheridan College.
Laura’s commitment to heart-oriented scholarship is foundational to her praxis as the Editor-in-Charge at Re:Locations Journal. She is committed to centring kindness and care to dismantle systemic inequities in academic publishing and effectively support marginalized Canadian scholars and new modes of scholarship.
Shehnoor Khurram (she/her)
Editor-in-Charge | Online Journal
PhD Candidate, Political Science
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.
Amelia Brownridge (she/her)
Editor-in-Charge | Events
PhD Student, Religious Studies
University of Toronto
Amelia is a doctoral student at the University of Toronto’s Department for the Study of Religion. Her research centralizes prophetic responses to the capture of the Second Temple in Jerusalem. She explores how notions of the feminine are strategically employed as a literary imaginary through which collective suffering experienced in exile is expressed, and the memory of the post-exilic community is shaped. Amelia is passionate about storytelling as a means for self-representation, human connectivity, and agentive healing and believes that the Re:Locations Journal offers a safe and inclusive platform for a diversity of narrative expressions.