New Faces

July 8, 2020

Please join us in extending a very warm welcome to the newest members of the Political Science Department!

NAOMI ADIV joins UTM this Fall as Assistant Professor (Teaching Stream). She has taught urban planning, urban studies and geography for over a decade and has published on the racial politics of public space, the social uses of entry fees and the infrastructure of play. She is looking forward to teaching urban politics and policy courses and to developing a new internship program at UTM.

  is joining UTSG as a Postdoctoral Fellow working with Michael J. Donnelly. She completed a PhD in Politics and Social Policy at Princeton University in 2020. Her work focuses on political parties, elections and representation. She is currently working on a book manuscript entitled Gatekeeping: How Party Organizations Shape Group Representation.

ATKINS received her PhD in Political Theory at U of T (1999) and joins UTSC during her leave from the University of Calgary (2019 – 2023). Her research interests include disability, vulnerable minority identities, human rights, bioethics, phenomenological research and narrative scholarship. She is the primary investigator of The PROUD Project on Employment and Disability.

joins UTM as Assistant to the Chair. Previously she enjoyed roles at UTM’s Department of Management and the Rotman School of Management. Sarah has also worked as an assistant to a former Premier of Ontario and spent 10 years living and working in Vancouver before returning home to Toronto.

(PhD, University of Iowa) joins UTSG from Iowa State University. Her research in network analysis and spatial statistics, with applications to political violence, appears in the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics and Political Analysis, among others.

(PhD, U of T) returns to the Department as a Professor in Comparative Politics focusing on the Middle East and North Africa. Her work examines sexuality rights activism in the region. She recently published Local Politics in Jordan and Morocco (Columbia UP). She is Editor-in-Chief of Middle East Law and Governance.

(PhD, Queen’s University) will begin her position as Assistant Professor in July 2021, after completing a Provost Postdoctoral Fellowship at U of T. She studies international relations, global resource politics and gender and race in global politics. Her book project examines the significance of the “Permanent Sovereignty over Natural Resources” principle for global-local discourses of responsibility and agency.

(PhD, University of Iowa) joins us from Iowa State University. His research on major power competition and conflict processes appears in the Journal of Politics and Political Analysis, among others. His book, Rising Powers and Foreign Policy Revisionism, (2017) was published by University of Michigan Press.

(PhD, University of Calgary) is a Postdoctoral Fellow working with Dr. Chloë Atkins, on a SSHRC/DNDRI study, Phenomenological Research/Remedies On Unemployment and Disability (PROUD). Dr. Whiteley’s extensive research expertise focuses on open access to social sciences research and the public good, knowledge mobilization and research impacts.

 oversees financial planning and forecasting, administrative staff management and space management at Political Science, UTM. Prior to that he worked at Budget, Planning & Finance. Harry obtained his MBA from the Schulich School of Business and has his CPA designation.