Miriam Matejova Email: miriam.matej@gmail.com

 

Miriam Matejova is a PhD student of Political Science, a Vanier Scholar, a Killam Laureate and a Liu Scholar at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Her research interests are global environmental politics, risk assessment, natural and industrial disasters, and protest mobilization. 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.

Prior to coming to UBC, Miriam worked as an analyst at the Canadian International Development Agency and as an economist at Environment Canada where she specialized in federal environmental impact assessment and protection of species at risk. She has also worked for a number of intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, providing research, analysis, policy products and advice in the areas of development, health, social and environmental issues. The most notable organizations include the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, the United Nations Association in Canada, and the Northern Uganda Development Foundation.

Miriam has written and co-authored articles on international peacebuilding, Canada’s foreign intelligence, and environmental security. In addition, her creative writing has appeared in the Globe and Mail, Her Circle, the Inconsequential, and several travel magazines. She is one of the contributors to Caitlin Press’ This Place a Stranger: Canadian Women Travelling Alone, and the editor of an upcoming anthology Wherever I Find Myself: Stories by Canadian Immigrant Women. In her free time she volunteers as a translator and reviewer for the TED Open Translation Project.

Selected Awards:

Kakehashi Scholar Award. Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 2016

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). 2014 – 2017

Donald N. Byers Memorial Prize. UBC. 2014

Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Doctoral Fellowship. UBC. 2014 – 2015

Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship – Doctoral. SSHRC. 2014 (declined)

Graduate Scholar Award. Common Ground Publishing. 2014 and 2015

The Four Year Doctoral Fellowship. UBC. 2013 – 2017

Olav Slaymaker Fellowship in Environment. UBC’s Liu Institute for Global Issues. 2013 – 2014

Regulatory Excellence Award for Advancement in Instrument Design. Environment Canada. 2014

Alumnus of the Year in Professional Excellence. University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC). 2012

Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s. SSHRC. 2010 – 2011

Dean of Graduate Studies Academic Excellence Scholarship. Carleton University. 2009 – 2010

Research Grant. Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation. 2008

Co-op Student of the Year Award. UNBC. 2007

Millennium Excellence In-course Award. Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation. 2006 – 2008

 

Recent Publications:

Academic

(with Don Munton). “Western Intelligence Cooperation on Vietnam during the Early Cold War Era.” Journal of Intelligence History 15, No. 2 (2016): 139–155.

“Is Global Environmental Activism Saving the Polar Bear?” Environment 57, No.5 (2015): 14–23.

Review of Transnational Climate Change Governance, Harriet Bulkeley et al. Global Policy (June 2015), http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/06/2015/book-review-transnational-climate-change-governance.

“Peaceful Partitions: Obvious Cases? Implications of Czechoslovakia’s Partition for Post-Conflict Peacebuilding.” Peace & Conflict Review 8, No. 1 (Winter 2013/2014): 59–76.

“Russian ‘Chechenization’ and the Prospects for a Lasting Peace in Chechnya.” International Journal on World Peace 30, No. 2 (2013): 9–34.

(with Chad Briggs). ‘Like Oil and Water.’ European Disaster Response and Energy Security in the Arctic.” In Crisis Management and Conflict Prevention in Eastern Europe and the Balkans, edited by Tetyana Malyarenko and Stefan Wolff, 145-166. Donetsk, Ukraine: SVD Publishing House, 2012.

(with Don Munton). “Spies without Borders? Western Intelligence Liaison, the Tehran Hostage Affair and Iran’s Islamic Revolution.”  Intelligence and National Security 27, No. 5 (2012): 739 –760.

 

Creative

Wherever I Find Myself: Stories by Canadian Immigrant Women. Caitlin Press, forthcoming

2017.

“I Come from a Word on a Map,” The Rain, Party & Disaster Society 3, No.3 (2016): 9–11.

“A Leader’s Reflections on the Kakehashi Project 2016,” UBC’s Centre for Japanese Research, June 2016, http://cjr.iar.ubc.ca/a-leaders-reflections/.

“Concrete Jungle.” In This Place a Stranger, ed. Vici Johnstone, 89-94. Caitlin Press, 2015.

(with Henrieta Matejova). “Of Mature Women and Terrorism,” The Inconsequential, Issue 27, April 5, 2015, http://www.theinconsequential.com/foi-henrieta-and-miriam-matejova-of-mature-women-and-terrorism-issue-27/

“Fly away, home!” The Globe and Mail, Facts and Arguments Section, April 2, 2015, http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/facts-and-arguments/my-slovak-easter-traditions-mixed-paganism-with-blatant-gender-inequality/article23742275/.

“The Spirits of the West.” The Travel Itch, March 3, 2015, http://thetravelitch.com/pages/feature48.html.

“Tears of a hand-me-down clown,” The Globe and Mail, Facts and Arguments Section, October 28, 2014, http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/facts-and-arguments/tears-of-a-hand-me-down-clown/article21351948/.

“The Grace of Stones.” On a Junket, August 27, 2013, http://onajunket.com/grace-stones-dancing- rock-face-luskville-quebec/.

“A Shadow of the Past.” The Travel Itch, April 7, 2013, http://thetravelitch.com/pages/feature36.html.

“How to See Kiev in Three Hours.” Hack Writers: The International Travel’s Magazine, August 1, 2012, http://www.hackwriters.com/ Kiev.htm.

“Of Lamps, Cuban Oranges and Cemeteries.” Her Circle, March 1, 2012, http://www.hercircleezine. com/2012/03/01/of-lamps-cuban-oranges-and-cemeteries- by-miriam-matejova/.

Websites:

Visit her UBC Graduate Studies profile.

Visit her Killam profile.

Visit her TED translator profile.