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Department of Anthropology

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Culture, Identity & Autonomy

Artistic and socio-cultural expressions and contestations of meaning, identity and agency in the context of globalization.

Public Policy, Governance & Citizenship

The roles of various state- and non-state actors in relation to global public goods (e.g., knowledge production, security, health and human rights).

Sustainability, Justice & Global Interdependence

Global perspectives on environmental, economic, political, social and cultural sustainability, justice, and interdependence.

Immigration, Refugees & Diaspora

Dynamics, politics, and experiences of human migration and their intersection with globalization processes.

Pre-ISA Workshop on Digital Democracy: How Will Digitization Impact Global Democratic Practices?

Ahead of the 2019 International Studies Association Conference in Toronto, on March 26, a group of 24 international researchers gathered at McMaster University to discuss the transnational, cross-border dimensions of digital democracy.

Apr 03, 2019

Bottom-up Transformation in Higher Education and its Opportunities

Political Science PhD student, Oldrich Bubak, discusses a path-breaking policy at one of McMaster’s faculties

Mar 01, 2019

Research in Progress Seminar (RIPS)

Dr. Sara Bannerman, CRC in Communication Policy and Governance, February 27 - The Algorithmic Governance of Information and Communications

Feb 20, 2019

16 great social sciences books from 2018

2018 was a good year for books! Faculty members from across the Social Sciences wrote, edited and contributed chapters to a wide range of topics including a tale of fighting Hitler, an examination of the wage crisis in Australia, insights into international relations, women's political rights and thoughtful look at Russia through the lens of and Anthropologist . This reading week engage your mind with our list of some best social sciences books of 2018!

Feb 19, 2019

Five questions on climate change with McMaster prof Susie O’Brien

On Wednesday, Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition (IGHC)members, professors Susie O'Brien and Robert O'Brien (no relation), are hosting a free public forum on climate change called "My World's on Fire, How 'bout Yours?" Ahead of this dialogue, The Hamilton Spectator sat down with Susie O'Brien for a Q-and-A on what attendees should expect. Answers have been paraphrased.

Jan 28, 2019

Dr. Netina Tan has just published The Palgrave Handbook of Women’s Political Rights!

Dr. Netina Tan, McMaster University (with co-editors Drs. Susan Francheschet, University of Calgary and Mona Lena Krook, Rutgers University) has just published an exhaustive and interdisciplinary account of women's right to vote and run for political office in this Global Handbook on Women’s Political Rights. Also see a chapter on “Women’s Complicated Political Participation and Representation in Cuba” by Dr. Lana Wylie and Dr. Sarah Shoker!

Jan 18, 2019

M.A. Master of Arts in Globalization

M.A. in Globalization is an interdisciplinary program that examines the complex political, social, economic, cultural, discursive and theoretical developments related to processes of globalization and how these come to bear upon our lives, our communities, and the environment in which we live. Research areas include: contemporary culture; diasporic, transnational and multicultural communities; global governance; international trade and finance; and social, environmental and labour issues.

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Minor Interdisciplinary Minor in Globalization Studies

The minor in Globalization Studies provides students with the opportunity to explore the complex idea of globalization from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Students will have the opportunity to complete courses from the Social Sciences, Humanities, Health Sciences and Science faculties that cover a wide variety of themes related to globalization, and will be able to tailor their course selection according to their interests.

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