Committee Members

OxWiP’s 2017-2018 committee is composed of the following members:

Isabelle Canaan, President

Hailing from the US, Isabelle is a second year MPhil studying Comparative Government, specialising in extremism, citizenship, and voting behaviour in America.

“A well-read woman is a dangerous creature.” – Lisa Kleypas.


Kristina Kämpfer, Co-Vice-President  Career Development
kris.jpgKristina is a DPhil candidate at the School of Geography and a graduate student at St Antony’s College. Prior to that, she completed an MSt in Women’s Studies at Wadham College and subsequently worked as a project manager both in the technology sector in London and during the 2017 federal elections in Berlin, Germany. Her research on women in finance is informed by her political experience as she is interested in what happens to feminist ideas like equality and freedom if they are co-opted by an economic rationale. In her DPhil project, Kristina looks at the recent global financial crisis from a feminist perspective. She explores what we can learn from women’s experiences in a male-dominated industry and how these stories can help us to achieve gender equality.

There are no dangerous thoughts; thinking itself is dangerous. – Hannah Arendt


Caroline Chang, Co-Vice-President Career Development
carol.jpgCaroline is originally from New York and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Contemporary Chinese Studies. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Chinese at the University of Notre Dame. Her current research focuses on anti-ballistic missile systems and nuclear proliferation in East Asia.

“No one changes the world who isn’t obsessed”  – Billie Jean King



Katherine Shen

Katherine is a first year MPhil student at St. Cross College. She completed her undergraduate in economics and political science at the University of Chicago. Her research interest is in foreign intervention, governmental legitimacy, and their place in international public law.

“Character—the willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life—is the source from which self-respect springs” – Joan 


Iyone Agboraw, Co-Vice President Speaker Series

Iyone Agboraw is an Afro- British currently reading for an MSc in Comparative and International Education at St. Antony’s College Oxford. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences at Sciences Po Paris. Her research interests are inclusive education, as well as the relationship between politics, economics and education.
Space“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

Jyotsna Mehra, University Liaison
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I am Jyotsna Mehra and am a student of Modern South Asian Studies at St Antony’s college. I am particularly interested in security studies and the International Relations of India. During my undergraduate study at The University of Manchester, I worked in close collaboration with the British Parliament and local community and policy makers in Manchester to bring the conversations about Brexit away from its London-Centric core.

“The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.” – Ayn Rand