Parmida EsmaeilpourParmida is a Master’s student at the University of British Columbia (UBC)’s Department of Political Science, Visiting Student at Simon Fraser University’s School for International Studies, and Junior Research Affiliate at the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society. She recently graduated with a B.A. in Political Science (Honours) from UBC, during which time she served as the President of the Political Science Student Association and the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Political Studies. She is currently a Research Assistant at the UBC Department of Political Science and Institute for Asian Research, and Syracuse University’s Iran Data Portal.