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Recent PhD graduate appointed as Assistant Professor at Brock University

Liam Midzain-Gobin will join Brock’s Department of Political Science
Jul 16, 2020

Congratulations on 25 years

Dr. Galleguillos is celebrating 25 years of service to the Political Science Department. Congratulations Nibaldo, on this career milestone!
Jul 15, 2020

Cash and the coronavirus

Anwar Mohammed (PhD student) recently published an op-ed about our changing relationship with money in The Conversation.
Jul 08, 2020

McMaster PhD Berkay Ayhan wins Young Social Scientist Award

Berkay Ayhan received the Turkish Social Sciences Association's 2019 Young Social Scientist Award for his dissertation entitled "Cultural Political Economy of Financial Literacy in Turkey"
Jun 29, 2020

Political Science PhD student elected to McMaster’s Board of Governors

Ghada Sasa will serve as Graduate Student Representative to the university’s most senior corporate body
Jun 26, 2020

Recipients of the Faculty of Social Sciences COVID-19 Catalyst Grant announced

Congratulations to the six recipients of the COVID-19 Catalyst Grant.
Jun 07, 2020


The Department of Political Science at McMaster University stands in solidarity with Black communities at home and around the world in condemning all forms of racial injustice and acknowledging in particular the suffering that Black people everywhere continue to endure as a result of systemic anti-Black racism.
Jun 05, 2020

Thomas Vargas joins Political Science as a Postdoctoral Fellow

Thomas joins the Department June 1 to work with Dr. Michelle Dion
Jun 02, 2020

Taiwan must find new ways to enhance Indigenous representation

Cassandra Preece (PhD student) recently published an op-ed about the political representation of Taiwan’s Indigenous peoples in The Conversation.
May 08, 2020

POLSCI 2D03 2020 Spring Term Democracy in Canada

This Spring term, the Political Science Department will be offering a fully online course taught by Dr. Heather Bastedo (POLSCI 2D03: Democracy in Canada).
Apr 28, 2020

Breckenridge Memorial Lecture: Legislating in Polarized Times.

Join the conversation on Wednesday, April 22 at 7 p.m.
Apr 21, 2020

A message from Dean Hurley to the Faculty of Social Sciences

"You have shown immense diligence in your response to COVID-19 thus far. Thank you for working hard to create the supports needed for the next few weeks. I ask for your continued patience as we strive to adapt to this continuously evolving situation."
Mar 15, 2020

MPSSA Spotlight Series: Michael Gordon

The McMaster Political Science Students Association’s Spotlight Series features in-depth interviews with faculty and graduate students in the Department of Political Science at McMaster University. This edition highlights PhD student Michael Gordon.
Mar 09, 2020

Research in Progress Seminar (RIPS)

Join us for a panel on recently published books by Drs. Inder Marwah, Peter Nyers and Robert O'Brien - Thursday, March 5 at 2:30pm
Mar 03, 2020

Trivialization and Public Opinion among the Most Popular Publications of 2019

Book by political scientists Oldrich Bubak and Henry Jacek distinguished as one of Springer Nature’s top research works of 2019
Mar 02, 2020

Mapping the Global Dimensions of Policy 9: Towards a New Policy Paradigm?

The Department of Political Science at McMaster University, in conjunction with the Canada Research Chair in Public Policy and Globalization, Institute for Globalization and the Human Condition, Engineering and Public Policy Program, and the Centre for Climate Change is excited to present Mapping the Global Dimensions of Policy 9: Towards a New Policy Paradigm? The conference brings together graduate students whose research speaks to the questions raised in the fields of Globalization and policy studies.
Feb 26, 2020

Rebuilding the Public Purpose: Beyond Alternatives to Austerity February 28 and 29, L.R. Wilson Building, 1003, Community Room

An international workshop featuring leading thinkers from Canada and Europe-- the focus is on theoretical and practical attempts to rebuild and reconceptualize the idea of a public purpose after decades of privatization and individualism.
Feb 26, 2020

A national digital currency has serious privacy implications.

Anwar Mohammed (PhD student) recently published an op-ed about the privacy risks associated with a national digital currency in The Conversation.
Feb 11, 2020

Research in Progress Seminar (RIPS)

Dr. Catherine Frost, Associate Professor and Rebekah Pulled, Ph.D. Candidate, McMaster University, February 5 - Vattel’s concept of states’ interests and the foundations of the global legal and institutional order
Feb 03, 2020