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Research in Progress Seminar (RIPS) - October 26, 2021

Reckoning with the colonial present: the failures of reconciliation and the denialism of the Canadian state
Oct 04, 2021

PhD Candidate selected for 2021 Graduate Residency in Digital Scholarship

PhD Candidate, Marrissa Mathews, was selected as a participant for the 2021 Graduate Residency in Digital Scholarship at McMaster’s Lewis and Ruth Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship.
Sep 24, 2021

Professor Robert O’Brien Awarded Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Public Diplomacy at University of Southern California

Professor Robert O’Brien will conduct climate politics research at the University of Southern California from January to May 2022.
Sep 22, 2021

Congratulations to Suneth Wijeratne who successfully defended his doctoral thesis

Suneth Wijeratne successfully defended his doctoral thesis entitled: Examining Other Diplomacies of Sri Lankan Workers in South Korea: A Human-Centric Approach to Diplomatic Studies
Aug 19, 2021

Dr. Alina Sajed contributes chapter to leading International Relations textbook

Dr. Alina Sajed contributes the chapter on Postcolonialism to the 6th edition of Theories of International Relations, edited by Richard Devetak and Jacqui True.
Aug 11, 2021

Dr. Emily Merson joins the Department of Political Science as our new CLA

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Emily Merson to our teaching staff beginning July 1, 2021.
Jul 05, 2021

A Conversation with University Scholar, Dr. Netina Tan

Dr. Tan describes her research and plans for the future after being named University Scholar.
Jun 25, 2021

A message to Political Science Undergraduates on “Back to Mac” COVID planning for Fall 2021

Our focus throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has been on the health and safety of every member of our community. As the University plans for select in-person opportunities in the 2021 Fall term, we want to provide you with information specific to the Faculty of Social Sciences and your program of study within Political Science.
Jun 21, 2021

McMaster Political Scientists leading newly funded SSHRC research

McMaster Political Science faculty are involved in more than $897,000 of new research funding under the most recent 2020 SSHRC Insight Grants program.
Jun 18, 2021

Meet Ananya Yadav, Honours Bachelor of Arts Political Science ‘21

Meet Ananya Yadav, one of this year's Political Science graduates. In this feature, Ananya talks about her time at Mac, lessons learned, as well as her plans for the future.
Jun 16, 2021

To the McMaster Political Science community in response to anti-Muslim hate crime in London

We are writing to you again after a horrific act of racist violence: the murder of four members of the Afzaal family in London, Ontario, on June 6, 2021.
Jun 14, 2021

Statement from Department of Political Science

Department of Political Science at McMaster University issues statement on Kamloops Indian Residential School
Jun 11, 2021

2021 Faculty of Social Sciences Internal Awards Announced

The results of the 2021 Faculty of Social Sciences Internal Awards have been announced. The awards include the Early Career Researcher Award, the Impact Award, and the Scholar in Community Award.
Jun 07, 2021

PhD Candidate Mohammad Ferdosi collaborator on SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant

New project aims to advance research and tools in support of poverty reduction advocacy and education work
May 07, 2021

Meet your Political Science Instructors for Spring/Summer 2021

As Spring/Summer 2021 approaches, we are excited to profile a few of the instructors who will be teaching our courses this year.
May 06, 2021

CERB was luxurious compared to provincial social assistance

Based on a recent COVID-19 impact study on Ontario workers, Peter Graefe and Mohammad Ferdosi of the Department of Political Science have written an article comparing the experiences of Ontarians living on CERB to provincial social assistance programs.
May 03, 2021

Dr. Netina Tan named University Scholar

Congratulations to Dr. Netina Tan on being named University Scholar, 2021-2025.
May 03, 2021

Adrienne Davidson is a member of a team seeking to understand parents’ perspectives of early childhood education and care services.

The team collaborated on a presentation entitled "Using marketing research methodologies to study parents' preferences and understanding of early childhood education and care services".
Apr 30, 2021

Congratulations to Colette Nyirakamana who successfully defended her doctoral thesis

Colette successfully defended her doctoral thesis entitled: Incentives, Rules, Power, and Discretion: A comparative Analysis of Local Financial Autonomy Building in the Cities of Accra and Nairobi.
Apr 16, 2021

Department of Political Science Statement on Anti-Asian Racism

The Department of Political Science at McMaster University acknowledges and condemns a long history of anti-Asian racism in Canada, and its links to a horrifying rise in anti-Asian hate crimes during the pandemic. We stand in solidarity with Asian communities at home and around the world in condemning all forms of racial injustice and acknowledging in particular the suffering that Asian people continue to endure as a result of systemic anti-Asian racism.
Apr 05, 2021

McMaster Welcomes Two Indigenous Scholars

Notable Indigenous scholars, Renae Watchman and Robert Innes will join McMaster University on July 1, 2021.
Mar 29, 2021