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Subterranean Detention and Sanctuary from below: Canada’s Carceral Geographies

sasha kovalchuk (PhD candidate) recently co-authored a publication about urban policing of undocumented migrants and how public city spaces become invisible border checkpoints
Feb 03, 2020

Research in Progress Seminar (RIPS)

Roomana Hukil, Ph.D. Candidate, McMaster University, January 23 - Exploring Core-Periphery Subjectivities: Transnational Advocacy Networks and Environmental NGOs in India
Jan 20, 2020

Refugee Studies Working Paper Series

New Working Paper Series, titled States of Refuge: Keywords for Critical Refugee Studies, with contributions by authors from McMaster University, Wilfrid Laurier University, Western University, Université de Montréal, University of Waterloo, Sheridan College, York University, and Carleton University.
Jan 09, 2020

Apply for Ethnic Quota Project Doctoral Fellowship and MA Thesis Scholarships!

Are you interested in the study of ethnic relations, representation, conflict resolution and peace initiatives? Check out the Doctoral and Masters Fellowship programs offered by the SSHRC funded Ethnic Quota Project!
Jan 08, 2020

From Iran to Chile to Sudan, protests take hold around the world

The Los Angeles Times interviewed political science professor Robert O'Brien for a piece about the rising number of street protests happening around the world.
Dec 02, 2019

Global Anger

A lively discussion explored the global upsurge in populism, nationalism, and protest in a November 11 event at McMaster University sponsored by the Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition.
Nov 14, 2019

You know how they say the people have spoken? This man is listening

Do you know how young people of colour in urban centres in Atlantic Canada feel about carbon emissions or the budget deficit? Clifton van der Linden does.
Nov 13, 2019

Research in Progress Seminar (RIPS)

Michael Gordon, Ph.D. Candidate, McMaster University, November 14 - Boats, Borders and Containment at Sea: Stand-off Politics and EU Migration Governance in the Central Mediterranean
Nov 12, 2019

POLSCI 4ZZ6 Travels to Queen's Park

Students from Dave Levac's POLSCI 4ZZ6: Experiential Learning in Research class visited Queen's Park on Thursday, Oct.31st for the day.
Nov 12, 2019

A Public Discussion on Populism and Nationalism

What does the global upsurge in populism and nationalism signify globally, nationally, and personally? Please join Tina Fetner, James Ingram, Neil McLaughlin, Tony Porter, and Petra Rethmann for a public discussion on Mon, Nov 11 2:30-4:00 PM in LRW 1003.
Nov 07, 2019

Research in Progress Seminar (RIPS)

Dr. Cynthia Enloe, Research Professor, Clark University, November 6 - Do we track everyday gendered militarization?
Oct 30, 2019

27th Annual Critical Theory Roundtable

The two-day international workshop featured a public lecture by political theorist Andreas Kalyvas on 'Democracy and the Poor'
Oct 15, 2019

Cassidy Bereskin looks at how Trump’s presidency is changing the way we teach Political Science.

Political science student Cassidy Bereskin’s research on teaching politics in the age of Trump featured in Maclean’s
Oct 10, 2019

Dr. Inder Marwah interviewed about new book

A discussion with Jeff Church, on the Political Theory Review podcast, on Inder S. Marwah's book Liberalism, Diversity and Domination: Kant, Mill and the Government of Difference.
Oct 08, 2019

The Embassy of Canada in Washington, International Learning Opportunities

Applications are being accepted for internships at Canada’s embassy in Washington.
Sep 23, 2019

Research in Progress Seminar (RIPS)

Dr. Robbie Shilliam, Professor, John Hopkins University, September 30 - The Free Labor / Freed Labor: The Case for an Abolition Political Economy
Sep 23, 2019

Political Perspectives: Fall 2019

The McMaster University Department of Political Science Newsletter.
Sep 12, 2019

Political Science PhD Student, Chris Cummins, writes about the discrepancies of Canadian abortion policy across provinces.

New article in Policy Options finds that with a lack of federal direction, abortion access and services have remained uneven and inconsistent across the nation.
Aug 28, 2019

Now hiring! Full-time tenure-track appointment in Comparative Public Policy

The Department of Political Science at McMaster University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment in Comparative Public Policy. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2020.
Aug 23, 2019