Teaching Assistants



Here are posted short bios of Dr. Kislenko’s teaching and marking assistants. If you are interested in applying for work as an assistant please contact Dr. Kislenko for further instructions and criteria. In general, all assistants must meet the following conditions:

1) have a minimum Honours BA in History, International Relations, or similar field. Ideally be enrolled in a graduate programme (Masters or PhD level) at an accredited institution, preferably in History or International Relations, although other programmes may be acceptable

2) be able and willing to work in accordance with the class timetables Dr. Kislenko has in the given term

3) be able and willing to work as part of a team and to have an interactive approach to teaching and learning

4) be genuinely committed to teaching with an obvious enthusiasm and desire to learn.


TAs Winter 2018:

Susana Gomez Baez

Susana Gomez Baez is a Ryerson journalism graduate who completed her masters in Public Policy and Administration. in 2016. She works as a television broadcast writer at the Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC). Her keen interest in history led her to branch out and write an extracurricular thesis in the last year of her undergraduate degree, and to pursue a historically focused examination of Cuban-American relations for her MA. Outside the classroom, Susana is a member of the International Issues Discussion (IID) series and participated in a semester-long exchange program to The Netherlands in 2014, both of which gave her the opportunity to meet people or visit places that have or are currently shaping history. Her email is

Aidan Kerr

Aidan Kerr graduated from Ryerson University in 2017 with a major in political science and a minor in history. During his undergrad, Aidan was lucky enough to travel abroad, visiting  Laos in 2016 and India in 2017 with Ryerson student group, ASB. These trips provided Aidan with an unforgettable experience that would change his approach to education. Aidan’s connection to ASB and fascination with international relations led him to pursue a masters degree in Immigration and Settlement Studies at Ryerson University. His email is

Mathew McVeigh

Mathew McVeigh graduated from the University of Ottawa in 2016 with a Bachelor of Social Science (Honours), majoring in political science and minoring in law. During his undergraduate studies, and continuing after earning his degree, Mathew worked for Immigration Refugee Citizenship Canada. This led Mathew to develop an interest in immigration security – as a result, he entered the Immigration and Settlement Studies Master’s program at Ryerson in 2017. Mathew enjoys sports and traveling, and has combined these interests by traveling around the world, competing for Team Canada in international quidditch. His email is

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