Staff

Carleigh Nicholls

Carleigh Nicholls is a PhD Candidate in History at McGill University, focusing on early modern Scotland. She joined the IOWC in 2019 as a Project Manager, and is in charge of the budgetary and administrative work behind the scenes at the IOWC.

Janav Valgi

Janav Valgi is a third-year student at McGill University double majoring in Economics and Political Science. He joined the IOWC in June 2021, and works under the Appraising Risk Partnership, where he manages a rich historical database of human-environment data and ensures its quality. He also works with other RAs at the IOWC to collect, structure and organize data as it flows in from international partners.

Renée Manderville

Renée Manderville is a University of Ottawa Law School student who previously earned her Master of Arts degree at McGill University. She joined the IOWC as a Project Manager in 2019. She has since become an editor of the JIOWS, as well as inaugurated the IOWC Podcast Series, for which she works as lead editor, host and podcast manager.

Sudipta Maitra

Sudipta Maitra works with the IOWC as a Research Assistant. His research involves finding technological solutions to data research and analysis.

Ruishen Zhang

Ruishen Zhang is a fourth year student of environmental biology at McGill University, MacDonald Campus. He joined the IOWC in June 2021 as a Research Assistant. He is currently reading the gazetteers after the 1800s from southern China, extracting, summarizing natural disasters and recording them in the Appraising Risk database. He is also helping the GIS team, and is trying to georeference and digitalize the hand-draw map from gazetteers to current datum.