Ph.D. Candidate, University of Toronto
Sanjida Amin is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. She studies peace and conflict with a focus on the civil wars in Sudan and South Sudan. Her doctoral research explores how interstate rivalry can impact civil war processes such as peace negotiations, and organizational structure of rebel groups. Sanjida has conducted fieldwork in several locations (Khartoum, Addis Ababa and Nairobi) in Eastern Africa. Her research seeks to inform successful peacebuilding practices in other countries in Eastern Africa, and in the world.
Sanjida is a Trudeau Centre for Peace, Conflict and Justice fellow in 2022, and a recipient of Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships in 2020. She is also the recipient of Ontario Graduate Scholarship in 2019. Prior to her doctoral studies, Sanjida completed her MA in Political Science at University of Toronto and worked for the provincial government as a Policy Analyst.