Chantel Cole


Chantel received her Bachelors of Arts with honours in International Development Studies (Co-op/Specialist) and Political Science in June 2017 from the University of Toronto. She conducted fieldwork in rural Guatemala and produced an award-winning undergraduate dissertation. Chantel’s research interests lie in international relations, international security, comparative politics, and political economy. In particular, she is interested in examining the causes and dynamics conflict and violence in Latin America and the Caribbean. Chantel is fluent in Spanish and has an intermediate level proficiency in French. Chantel assisted in producing a literature review for my research paper that focuses on the evolution of norms and gender-based violence in Jihadist groups. Additionally, Chantel is our Global Projects Coordinator, assisting me in the management of various international research projects. She is also the Program Manager of the Islam and Global Affairs Initiative at the Munk School and is the Executive Director of the Women in International Security Toronto chapter.