Working closely with a faculty advisor on your thesis project is one of the key advantages of our department's MA program. Our research interests are described below.
Alexander, Cynthia, BA, MA (Alberta), PhD (Queen's), Professor
General: Identity politics in Canada; First Nations Peoples in Canada; Canadian politics and government; comparative public policy; new media technologies; Northern studies in Canada; intersectionality of oppressions in Canada; Indigenous epistemologies and political contexts; place-based knowledge and narrative.
Specific: Digital equity and e-democracy; e-democracy; e-government and e-governance; digital designs and Indigenous peoples; virtual learning environments, gaming technology and identity politics; Inuit cultural identity and new media environments; gender, race and geography in Canada; Mi'kmaw governance; African Nova Scotians and public policy; public policy innovation among Inuit in Canada; culturally responsive pedagogy.
Biro, Andrew, BA (Toronto), MA, PhD (York), Professor
General: Environmental politics; political theory; political economy; cultural studies.
Specific: Environmental political theory; critical theory; water politics; environmental communication.
Brickner, Rachel, BA (Michigan State), PhD (McGill), Associate Professor
General: Workers' activism and labour rights in the Americas; gender and politics; migration and development.
Specific: Education politics and activism in Canada and the US; organizing and precarious workers.
Crandall, Erin, BA (STU), MA (UBC), PhD (McGill), Assistant Professor
General: Canadian politics, federalism, and public law.
Specific: Canadian courts
Mutlu, Can E., B.A. (UVic), M.A. (UVic), PhD (Ottawa), Assistant Professor
General: Critical approaches to security studies; International Political Sociology; research methods/design; science and technology studies
Specific: Borders and mobility
Whitehall, Geoffrey, BA (Carl.), MA (UVIC), D.Phil. (Hawai'i), Professor
General: International Political Theory; Contemporary Political Thought;
Specific: Culture and Technology; Sovereignty, Preemption and Emergency; Aesthetics of International Politics; Cinema and Pop Culture; Politics of Space and Time.