Victoria Schorr


Victoria Schorr
Regional Manager, Open AIR and Research Associate

Room: BRS 411
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 3097
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Victoria Schorr is the Regional Manager and a Research Associate at OpenAIR,  a unique collaborative network of researchers spread across 15 African countries and Canada. Co-lead by Jeremy de Beer and Chidi Oguamanam, the Canadian hub is hosted at the Centre for Law, Technology and Society.


Victoria Schorr is a sub-Saharan Africa specialist with nearly 15 years of experience analysing African politics, economics, trade, and business. She holds an MSc in African Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies and a BA in African Studies from McGill University. Her areas of specialisation include African political economy, African business and the private sector, international business and investment, international relations, behavioural economics, and development.

Prior to joining Open AIR in July 2015, Victoria Schorr worked with organisations ranging from grassroots NGOs to the UN, as well as with several Government of Canada departments including Global Affairs Canada. She has several publications, both academic and non-academic, and has presented on African issues at several conferences and events. Schorr was also a Board Member of the Canadian International Council’s Africa Study Group for more than five years and is a Board Member of the Ottawa branch of the McGill Alumni Association.

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