MA in Political Studies

Queen’s University, Canada

BA in International Development Studies &

Political Science

University of Toronto, Canada

Chantel Cole is the Executive Director of the WIIS-Canada Toronto Chapter and a Research Assistant at Queen’s University. Her research interests lie at the intersection of international relations, comparative politics, and development studies. In particular, she is interested in understanding the causes and dynamics of organized criminal violence in Latin America and the Caribbean. Chantel has field experience in Guatemala, Peru, Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti. She will begin her doctoral studies in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto in September 2020. She hopes to combine her research training and expertise in politics, development, gender, violence, and conflict with her academic work in a research institute, government, or an international organization to develop tangible solutions towards the goal of combating organized violence in Latin America and the Caribbean.