Dr. Andrea Paras is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Guelph. She has conducted research on the history and politics of humanitarianism, including Moral Obligations and Sovereignty in International Relations: A Genealogy of Humanitarianism (Routledge, 2019). Her current SSHRC-funded research investigates the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Canada’s foreign aid sector, with a specific focus on how Small and Medium NGOs have adapted to the pandemic. Her other research on Canadian NGOs has examined how faith-based NGOs understand their contributions to humanitarian aid and international development. Paras teaches and supervises in the area of international development, international relations, human rights, religion and politics, community-engaged research, and intercultural competence.