Jinelle Piereder is a PhD candidate at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, where she researches ideological conflict within global governance and public policy-making. Using approaches and tools grounded in complexity science, including Cognitive-Affective Mapping (CAM) and social network theory, she aims to understand the nuanced ways that ideological conflict shapes outcomes in international arms trade and control and global climate change governance.
Jinelle previously completed an MA in Global Governance at BSIA, where she pursued research on food security and food sovereignty discourses, resilience-based approaches to security, and nuclear disarmament. As part of her degree, she completed an internship with CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2015. Jinelle is a Student Member of the Waterloo Institute for Complexity and Innovation (WICI), and currently serves on the Boards of the Peace and Conflict Studies Association of Canada (PACS-Can) and the Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA).