Will Plowright is the recipient of CAUT’s J.H. Stewart Reid Memorial Fellowship for 2014–2015. Plowright, a PhD political science student at the University of British Columbia, specializes in the politics of insurgency and the negotiation of humanitarian access in ongoing conflict zones.
He is additionally a Liu scholar at the Liu Institute for Global Issues at UBC, holds a master’s in conflict studies from the London School of Economics, and has six years of experience working in conflict and disaster zones across Asia, Africa, South America and the Caribbean.
The results of his work have been reported in extensive journal and conference papers, and he is the recipient of numerous awards, including a SSHRC doctoral award, a Rotary International Peace Fellowship, and an Endeavour Research Fellowship from the Government of Australia.
CAUT’s nationally competitive fellowship award provided Plowright with $5,000.