Hope Elizabeth Tracey

PhD Student
Hope Tracey

Hope is an interdisciplinary thinker focused on the intersection between emerging technologies, global commons resources, and public international law. 

Hope is a PhD Student in Global Environmental Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, where her doctoral research focuses on the potential fragmentation of ocean governance beyond national jurisdiction. Analyzing the intersections and interactions of deep seabed mining, marine geoengineering (CDR), and prospecting for marine generic resources, the objective of Hope’s research is to inform both public policy and emerging international environmental legal agreements governing technological activities in global commons spaces, as well as shed light on a potential rising constitutionalist framework for global commons resources. 

Hope completed her MA in Political Science at the University of Waterloo in 2022. Her graduate research focused on the legal regime complex [intellectual property & environmental protection] governing both terrestrial and marine bioprospecting in Antarctica. Additionally, Hope holds a BA in History from the University of Western Ontario.