Our researchers

Department of Political Science researchers are involved with a broad variety of research interests.

Current researchers

  

Jean-Christophe Boucher (PhD Laval)

Jean-Christophe Boucher (PhD Laval)

Fields: International Relations

Research Cluster:  Blades, Bombs, Bullets and 'Bots

Research Interests:

  • Foreign Policy Analysis
  • Canadian Foreign and Defence Policy
  • Conflict Analysis
  • Computational Social Science

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Ian R. Brodie (PhD Calgary)

Ian R. Brodie (PhD Calgary)

Fields: Canadian Politics

Research Clusters: Canadian Political Institutions; Elections and Representation; Legal Regimes and Politics

Research Interests:

  • Government
  • Politics
  • Governing

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Gavin Cameron (PhD St Andrews)

Gavin Cameron (PhD St Andrews)

Fields: International Relations

Research Clusters: Blades, Bombs, Bullets, and ‘Bots

Research Interests:

  • Strategic Studies
  • Terrorism
  • Nonproliferation of Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Weapons
  • Intelligence

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Regina Cochrane (PhD York)

Regina Cochrane (PhD York)

Fields: Political Theory; Comparative Politics

Research Clusters: Environmental Politics; Gender and Politics; Theorizing Beyond the Liberal Order

Research Interests:

  • Contemporary Political Theory
  • Feminist/Green Political Theory
  • Adorno versus Counter-Enlightenment Perspectives
  • Social and Global Justice

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Barry Cooper (PhD Duke)

Barry Cooper (PhD Duke)

Fields: Political Theory

Research Clusters: Blades, Bombs, Bullets, and ‘Bots; Theorizing Beyond the Liberal Order; Canadian Politics

Research Interests:

  • Western Political Philosophy
  • Prehistoric Political Symbols
  • Public Policy

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Antonio Franceschet (PhD Carleton)

Antonio Franceschet (PhD Carleton)

Fields: International Relations; Political Theory

Research Clusters: Human Rights Violations and Protections; Legal Regimes and Politics

Research Interests:

  • International Political Theory
  • International Organization
  • International Law
  • Ethics

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Susan Franceschet (PhD Carleton)

Susan Franceschet (PhD Carleton)

Fields: Comparative Politics

Research Clusters: Gender and Politics; Latin American Politics

Research Interests:

  • Comparative Public Policy
  • Women and Politics
  • Gender Policy in Latin America
  • Gender and Executive Office

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Joshua Goldstein (PhD Toronto)

Joshua Goldstein (PhD Toronto)

Fields: Political Theory

Research Clusters: Gender and Politics; Theorizing Beyond the Liberal Order

Research Interests:

  • History of Western Political Thought
  • Hegel’s Political Philosophy
  • New Natural Law Theory
  • Sexual Ethics

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Maureen Hiebert (PhD Toronto)

Maureen Hiebert (PhD Toronto)

Fields: Comparative Politics; International Relations

Research Clusters: Blades, Bombs, Bullets, and ‘Bots; Human Rights Violations and Protections; Legal Regimes and Politics;

Research Interests:

  • Political Violence
  • International Law
  • Human Rights
  • Public Law
  • Human Security

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Rob Huebert (PhD Dalhousie)

Rob Huebert (PhD Dalhousie)

Fields: International Relations; Canadian Politics

Research Clusters: Blades, Bombs, Bullets, and ‘Bots;

Research Interests:

  • Strategic Studies
  • Canadian Foreign and Defence Policies
  • Circumpolar Relations
  • Ocean Politics
  • Naval Studies
  • Foreign Policy Studies

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Tareq Ismael (PhD George Washington)

Tareq Ismael (PhD George Washington)

Fields: Comparative Politics; International Relations

Research Clusters: Human Rights Violations and Protections

Research Interests:

  • Foreign Policies
  • Domestic Politics of Middle Eastern Countries

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Jack Lucas (PhD Toronto)

Jack Lucas (PhD Toronto)

Fields: Canadian Politics

Research Clusters: Elections and Representation; Public Opinion

Research Interests:

  • Municipal Elections
  • Urban Democratic Institutions
  • Canadian Political Development
  • Urban Governance

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Brenda O'Neill (PhD UBC)

Brenda O’Neill (PhD UBC)

Fields: Canadian Politics

Research Clusters: Elections and Representation; Gender and Politics; Public Opinion

Research Interests:

  • Gender Gaps in Public Opinion and Political Behaviour
  • Feminist Identification and Activism
  • Gender and Political Leadership
  • Research Methods

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Pablo Policzer (PhD MIT)

Pablo Policzer (PhD MIT)

 

Fields: Comparative Politics

Research Clusters: Human Rights Violations and Protections; Indigenous Politics; Latin American Politics; Theorizing Beyond the Liberal Order

Research Interests:

  • Violence and Security
  • Governance
  • Democracy
  • Authoritarianism

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Roberta Rice (PhD New Mexico)

Roberta Rice (PhD New Mexico)

Fields: Comparative Politics

Research Clusters: Indigenous Politics; Latin American Politics

Research Interests:

  • Indigenous Movements
  • Protest and Democracy
  • Identity Politics
  • Civil Society and Collective Action

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Anthony Sayers (PhD UBC)

Anthony Sayers (PhD UBC)

Fields: Canadian Politics; Comparative Politics

Research Clusters: Canadian Political Institutions; Elections and Representation; Public Opinion

Research Interests:

  • Canadian Elections Database
  • Political Parties
  • Electoral Systems
  • Federalism
  • Australian Politics

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Gina Starblanket (PhD Victoria)

Gina Starblanket (PhD Victoria)

Fields: Canadian Politics; Political Theory

Research Clusters: Gender and Politics; Indigenous Politics; Theorizing Beyond the Liberal Order

Research Interests:

  • Decolonization
  • Indigenous Resurgence
  • Feminist Politics

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David Stewart (PhD UBC)

David Stewart (PhD UBC)

Fields: Canadian Politics

Research Clusters: Elections and Representation; Public Opinion

Research Interests:

  • Political Parties
  • Provincial Politics
  • Leadership Selection Removal

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Terry Terriff (PhD London)

Terry Terriff (PhD London)

Fields: International Relations

Research Clusters: Blades, Bombs, Bullets, and ‘Bots

Research Interests:

  • Change In US Military
  • The Changing Character of Warfare
  • US Security Policy
  • Nato/Transatlantic Security Issues

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Melanee Thomas (PhD McGill)

Melanee Thomas (PhD McGill)

Fields: Canadian Politics; Comparative Politics

Research Clusters: Elections and Representation; Gender and Politics; Public Opinion

Research Interests:

  • Elections
  • Political Behaviour
  • Public Opinion

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Kim-Lee Tuxhorn (PhD Colorado)

Kim-Lee Tuxhorn (PhD Colorado)

Fields: International Relations

Research Clusters: Public Opinion

Research Interests:

  • Political Economy
  • International Bargaining
  • Trade
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Economic Political Behaviour

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Daniel Voth (PhD UBC)

Daniel Voth (PhD UBC)

Fields: Canadian Politics; Political Theory

Research Clusters: Indigenous Politics; Gender and Politics; Legal Regimes and Politics; Theorizing Beyond the Liberal Order

Research Interests:

  • Métis Politics
  • Decolonization
  • Self-Determination

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Lisa Young (PhD Toronto)

Lisa Young (PhD Toronto)

Fields: Canadian Politics

Research Clusters: Elections and Representations; Gender and Politics

Research Interests:

  • Election Law and Election Finance
  • Political Parties
  • Women in Politics
  • Science Policy

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Postdoctoral fellows

Brooks DeCillia (PhD London School of Economics)

Brooks DeCillia (PhD London School of Economics)

Eyes High Postdoctoral Associate

  • Public Opinion
  • Journalism
  • Political Communication
Susanna Rijkhoff (PhD Washington State University)

Susanna Rijkhoff (PhD Washington State University)

Eyes High Postdoctoral Associate

  • Political Psychology
  • Political Behaviour
  • Political Communication
  • Public Opinion
  • Psychometrics
  • Research Methods
  • American Politics