Dr. Malinda Smith is a full professor in the Department of Political Science in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta. Her research and engaged scholarship draws on critical theoretical perspectives in the social sciences and the humanities to explore questions of equity, human rights and social justice, African political economy and security studies, and diversity, decoloniality in higher education. Her recent published research traverses four main areas: diversity in theory and practice; critical African security studies including the temporality and spatiality of terrorism; the genealogy of poverty and inequality; and, gender, critical race and intersectionality in higher education.