Laura Facciolo (she/her)

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

Laura is an Educational Developer at York University (Toronto, Canada). Her role as Editor-in-Chief focuses on strategic editorial direction, as well as the day-to-day running of the peer-reviewed journal forum.

Laura holds an MA in Cultural Studies and Critical Theory, as well as an MEd in Curriculum and Pedagogy. Her current research is broadly interested in higher education futures, pedagogical care, and digital scholarship.

Laura’s commitment to care drives her editorial practice. She strives to centre kindness and compassion to make the Journal a safe space of scholarly expression for authors and editors.

Laura has sat on the Re:Locations 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.

Amelia Brownridge (she/her)

Editor-in-Chief | Events
Since 2021

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.