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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

Michelle Dion receives SSHRC funding to study gender and research impact in social science

The two-year grant will fund a survey of social scientists & analysis of research impacts.

Aug 07, 2019

Dr. Marshall Beier Awarded a SSHRC Insight Grant

Project Probes Children's Rights and the everyday practices and institutions that translate the tension between children as rights-holders and as objects of protection

Aug 07, 2019

Teaching Political Science in an Age of Trump

Honours Political Science student Cassidy Bereskin's research project surveys the Canadian landscape.

Aug 06, 2019

McMaster political scientist joins editorial team of leading journal

McMaster’s Michelle Dion has been named to the editorial team of the American Political Science Review, a leading journal in the field and the flagship journal of the American Political Science Association.

Jul 30, 2019

Catherine Frost awarded SSHRC Insight Grant

Project Probes Constituent Power to Better Understand the Legitimacy of States at their Founding and over the Longer Run

Jul 29, 2019

Standoff Politics: The Mediterranean Sea as a Contested Humanitarian Space

Michael Gordon, PhD Candidate, recently published an article on The Conversation examining the emergence of standoff politics and the criminalization of search and rescue NGOs in the Mediterranean Sea

Jul 19, 2019

SSHRC awards Mac Social Sciences researchers over $900,000 in Insight Grants

Eight research projects from McMaster’s Faculty of Social Sciences have been awarded a total of $903,168 in funding through the federal government’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s Development Grants.

Jul 17, 2019

Incoming PhD Candidate Cassandra Preece Selected as One of the Taiwan MOFA’s Canadian Young Leaders to Visit Taiwan!

Incoming Political Science doctoral candidate Cassandra Preece selected by Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) as part of the Canadian Young Leaders’ Delegation Trip to visit Taiwan from 26 May- 1 Jun 2019!

Jun 25, 2019

Trivialization and Public Opinion: Slogans, Substance, and Styles of Thought in the Age of Complexity

New book by Oldrich Bubak, PhD Candidate, and Henry Jacek, Professor Emeritus, takes on the contemporary state of mind

Jun 10, 2019

PhD student Ghada Sasa wins this year’s IGHC Graduate Essay Competition

Congratulations to PhD student Ghada Sasa for winning this year’s Institute on Globalization and Human Condition Graduate Essay Prize!

Jun 07, 2019

NGOs need international protection from Hindu nationalism in India

Narendra Modi's BJP views NGO activists as defiant because they challenge conventional notions of power, social structures and hierarchies that conflict with the idea of Hindu majoritarianism writes Roomana Hukil, PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science.

May 31, 2019

‘Closed Ports’ and the Criminalization of Solidarity in the Mediterranean

Michael Gordon, PhD Candidate, recently published an article on The Globe Post examining the growing criminalization of civil society search and rescue efforts in the Mediterranean Sea

May 30, 2019

Examining the role of internet access and support for same-sex marriage

McMaster Political Scientist Michelle Dion's research on new media & LGBT rights has been recognized internationally with the Carlos Monsiváis Award for the best Social Science article by the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Sexualities Section.

May 28, 2019

MA student runs for Green Party

Victoria Galea, MA in International Relations student, secures Green Party nomination for Hamilton West Ancaster Dundas

May 28, 2019

Political Science professor brings home Sarah Shorten Award

The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) recently honoured Michelle Dion with the Sarah Shorten Award in recognition of outstanding achievements in the promotion of the advancement of women in Canadian universities and colleges.

May 27, 2019

Doctoral Candidate Khaled Al-Kassimi Awarded Travel Scholarships

Political Science doctoral candidate Khaled Al-Kassimi, has been awarded multiple travel scholarships to support field work in Beirut, Lebanon on the neoliberalization of violence and States of Exception

May 24, 2019

PhD candidate Kelsey Leonard awarded the prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

Political Science PhD candidate Kelsey Leonard has been awarded the prestigious fellowship of CAN$ 70 000 per year for a duration of two years.

May 23, 2019

The militarization of law enforcement agencies – new article!

Political Science doctoral candidate Khaled Al-Kassimi, discusses the terrorizing pedagogy found in the militarization of law enforcement agencies in the U.S. in the latest issue of Cogent Social Science Journal

May 23, 2019