University of Toronto Department of Political Science
Graduate News and Announcements
Beth Jean Evans is the recipient of a 2013 Teaching Assistants’ Training Program’s (TATP) Teaching Excellence Award. The TATP Teaching Excellence Award was created in 2003 to recognize the outstanding contributions of teaching assistants at the University of Toronto. The award seeks to value the work of TAs who regularly inspire and challenge undergraduate students.
The Department of Political Science would like congratulate Ms. Evans and thank her for her commitment to undergraduate teaching.
For more information on the award and to see the full list of recipients click here.
Second-year graduate student, Lahoma Thomas, has been awarded a Weston Fellowship, which provides $50,000 in travel money to support doctoral research outside Canada. UofT awarded 16 fellowships across all fields, from humanities to social sciences to physical and life sciences. The Weston Fellowship is Canada’s only fully-funded award program dedicated to international research at the doctoral level.
Ms. Thomas will be traveling to the Institute for Gender and Development Studies at the University of the West Indies (Mona Campus, Kingston, Jamaica), studying political violence and insecurity in Jamaica.
For more information on the Weston Doctoral Fellowship and to see the full list of recipients please click here.
The Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation was established in 2001 as a living memorial to the former Prime Minister by his family, friends and colleagues. Through this scholarship, the Foundation supports highly gifted individuals who are actively engaged in their fields and are expected to become leading national and international figures.
While travelling, researching, and living throughout various countries in the Middle East and North Africa, Mr. Gordner’s first-hand experiences and conversations with the people of these regions frequently referred to the desire for a form of democracy separate and distinct from Western liberal-style democracy. Mr. Gordner’s doctoral research in U of T’s Department of Political Science will examine both democratic theory and post-Arab Spring democratic processes involving the agreements, disagreements, and compromises between Islamist and secular parties, movements, and ideologies that have arisen from the ouster of authoritarian regimes in Tunisia and Egypt, and how these sites of contest and compromise might support or limit the realization of stable and lasting democratic transition in the wider Arab world.
The primary purpose of the Connaught International Scholarships for Doctoral Students is to assist graduate units in recruiting and supporting outstanding international scholars to the University of Toronto’s graduate programs.
Ms Street graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s in Political Science from Colorado College, where she received multiple awards and honours, including the Edith Bramhall Award for the Outstanding Scholar in Political Science, the CC President’s Research Scholarship to pursue field research in Ladakh, India, and the Humanity in Action Fellowship to pursue research on Holocaust memorialization in Poland. Before joining U of T’s Department of Political Science, Ms. Street earned her master’s degree in Government and Philosophy at Georgetown University. She has been named by two of the leading political theorists in classical thought as an outstanding scholar with a strong academic career ahead of her. Ms Street’s interests include eighteenth- and nineteenth-century French political thought, ancient political philosophy, continental thought, and competing conceptions of rational authority.
Suzanne Hindmarch wins the Frederick Hartmann award for the best paper presented by a graduate student at the 2011 annual meeting of the International Studies-Northeast
Congratulations to Suzanne Hindmarch, University of Toronto, who won the Frederick Hartmann award for the best paper presented by a graduate student at the 2011 annual meeting of the International Studies-Northeast for her paper entitled “Rupture and Continuity in Security Discourse: The securitization of HIV in the UN system.”
The award will be announced this in a future issue of the ISA newsletter, and a formal presentation of the award at the next annual ISA-NE meeting in Baltimore in November.