2023-24 TUGSA Co-Presidents
University of Guelph
Raymond Li is a PhD student. His research field lies in the history of Northeast Asia, modern East Asia history and the history of ideology, especially for the spread and development of nationalism and feminism in Northeast Asia since the beginning of the twentieth century. Outside of academics, Raymond enjoys working out, playing basketball, and occasionally playing the piano. He likes to go diving in tropical areas during long holidays and may also expand to cold waters in the future.
Wilfrid Laurier University
Kess Carpenter is a PhD Candidate. They are particularly interested in social, cultural, and gender history. Their research investigates the significance of pornography in culture, and in the lives of those who consumed it, during the Cold War in North America. Kess enjoys spending time with their dog Clementine, birdwatching, antiquing, and playing guitar.
University of Waterloo
Vera Zoricic is a second-year PhD student studying under the supervision of Dr. Ian Milligan. Her research topic focuses on the digitization of the black freedom struggles during the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. She is particularly interested in how the issues of race, class, and gender intersect to shape individual and group experiences in Canada and the United States. Vera enjoys gardening and baking in her free time.