Isabella Aung is a doctoral candidate researching women’s political participation in the ongoing anti-military social media movement in Myanmar. She earned an honors degree in International Relations with a minor in Mathematics from Linfield College, Oregon, and an MA degree in Political Science from Simon Fraser University. She also completed a semester abroad in Politics, French, and Arabic at the University of Nottingham, UK, with first-class honors standing. She joined the Department of Political Studies at Queen’s University as a doctoral student in September 2020. She is currently a UBC Myanmar Initiative Fellow. She holds a doctoral scholarship, funded by the Research Network on Women, Peace, and Security (RN-WPS) at McGill University. She also holds a Graduate Research Fellowship at the Centre for International and Defence Policy (CIDP).
Decolonizing academia and incorporating the lived experiences of women of Color into academic discourse are her ultimate goals as a researcher. Her research interests include Women, Peace, and Security (WPS), women of Color’s electoral representation, and grassroots women’s activism against authoritarianism. She specializes in Gender and Politics and Comparative Politics. In terms of methodology, she is trained in both quantitative and qualitative methods. Her regional expertise is in Canada and Myanmar.
- Gender and Politics
- Comparative Politics
- Women, Peace, and Security (WPS)
Aung, B. (2022). Women’s Participation and Visibility in the Anti-Military Online Movement in Myanmar. Defence and Security Foresight Group (DSFG) Graduate Paper Series. (Forthcoming).
Aung, B. (2020). Women and Visible Minority Representation on Vancouver’s City Council [Master’s thesis, Simon Fraser University]. Summit – Institutional Repository.
Fourot, A. C., & Aung, B. (2019). Fostering Welcoming Communities in Moncton, Dieppe, and Riverview: A Report on Assets and Gaps in Newcomer Services (Rep.). Moncton, NB: Greater Moncton Local Immigration Partnership.
Fourot, A. C., & Aung, B. (2019). Favoriser des Communautés Accueillantes à Moncton, Dieppe et Riverview : Un rapport sur les Atouts et les Limites des Services aux Nouveaux (Rep.). Moncton, NB: Greater Moncton Local Immigration Partnership.
Aung, B. (2017). Women, Religion, and Democracy in Myanmar [Honors thesis, Linfield College]. Digital Commons at Linfield.