Miriam Matejova is a PhD candidate in Political Science, a Vanier Scholar, a Killam Laureate and a Liu Scholar at the University of British Columbia. She is also a Kovler Fellow at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. Her research focus is on intelligence, industrial environmental disasters, risk assessment, disaster planning, and social movements. Her dissertation examines industrial disasters – oil spills, mine leaks and nuclear accidents – and their effects on protest mobilization.
Previously, Miriam worked as an economist at Canada’s Ministry of Environment where she led federal environmental impact assessment and protection of species at risk. She also worked with a number of intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, including the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, the United Nations Association in Canada, and the Northern Uganda Development Foundation.
She holds a BA (Hons) in International Studies from the University of Northern British Columbia and an MA in International Affairs from Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs.