Junru is a doctoral student at the School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa, under the supervision of Dr. Marie-Ève Desrosiers. His research focuses on the identities, perceptions and practices of constituents within the humanitarian aid, peacekeeping and development sectors in crisis environments. As part of his research, he interviews different conflict interveners to understand their everyday experiences working in crisis environments. After living in Russia, Afghanistan and most of Central Asia, Junru moved to Canada for his Bachelor’s degree in International Studies at Bishop’s University. His undergraduate thesis focused on cash-based relief programming in post-emergency scenarios. Prior to completing his Master’s degree in Political Science at McGill University, he worked in humanitarian relief and development programs in Tajikistan, Mongolia, Myanmar and Ethiopia. He speaks Mandarin, English, French and Russian.
- Humanitarian Practionners
- Development Programs
- Humanitarian Aid
- Junru Bian, “The Racialization of Expertise and Professional Non-equivalence in the Humanitarian Workplace,” Journal of International Humanitarian Action 7:3 (2022).