David Jefferess is a settler-situated scholar who teaches at UBC Okanagan, in unceded Syilx territory. His research is focused on humanitarian discourse and how it relates to global citizenship. In the late 1990s, David lived and worked in Malawi for two years as a secondary school teacher. During this experience, he witnessed the work of various development organizations. David examines humanitarian discourses, mainly focusing on representational practices of mainstream NGOs from a critical perspective.