New Faces

July 5, 2022

The Department of Political Science is proud to welcome and introduce the newest members of the Political Science Community!

Julian Campisi (PhD, York University) joined UTSC in September 2021 as Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream. His research focuses on political risk analysis in developed economies. He was a 2020/21 MITACS Science Policy Fellow at DND/CAF, and currently teaches courses at UTSC in public policy, IR and comparative politics.

Chadwick Cowie (PhD, University of Alberta) joins UTSC as Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, of Indigenous Politics. From Pamitaashkodeyong (Hiawatha First Nation), his research focuses on whether Indigenous peoples participating in Canada’s electoral process can bring forth decolonization and reconciliation. He is also conducting research on the Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg nation as a whole.

Karl Gardner (PhD, York University) joins UTSG as a post-doctoral fellow working with Dr. Uahikea Maile. Broadly, his research focuses on migrant justice, social movements, policing, and abolition.

Matthew Hamilton (PhD, University of Toronto) joins UTSC as Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream. His primary research and teaching interests are modern social and political theory, in particular critical theory, democratic theory, moral philosophy, and modern aesthetics.

Michelle Huang (BSc, UTM) joined UTM in January as Financial Administrative Assistant. She has over 8 years of accounting and administrative experience and has previously worked as an accounting associate. In her spare time, she enjoys rock climbing.

Stefan Kehlenbach (PhD, UC Riverside) is a Postdoctoral Fellow working with Wendy Wong. He received his PhD in political theory in 2022. His research develops a critical theory of big data, examining the impact that emerging technology has on the development of politics.

Dani Nedal (PhD, Georgetown University) joins UTSG and Munk as Assistant Professor. Previously, he was a Lecturer at Carnegie Mellon University and Visiting Professor at the US Army War College. His research focuses on cities, nuclear weapons, politics of foreign policy, and the dynamics of power and authority. He is writing a book entitled Urban Warfare and Urban Peace.

Ato Kwamena Onoma (PhD, Northwestern University) will be joining UTSG as Associate Professor. His research focuses on mobility, identity, belonging, and intercommunal relations with a focus on Africa.

Laura Rabinowitz (PhD, UT Austin) comes to UTSG Political Science and Trinity College as an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream. Her interests include the history of political thought, especially classical Greek ethical and political thought.

Neil Roberts (PhD, University of Chicago) comes to UTSC from Williams College as Full Professor. His research interests include Black political thought, Caribbean philosophy, and social and political theory. The author of several books and essays in leading journals, his next book is How to Live Free in an Age of Pessimism.

Madison Schramm (PhD, Georgetown University) joins UTSG as an Assistant Professor. Her research focuses on international security, the domestic politics of foreign policy, political psychology, and gender and foreign policy. Previously published in Security Studies and Political Science Quarterly, she is preparing a book manuscript tentatively titled “In Search of Monsters to Destroy: Why Liberal Democracies Fight Personalist Regimes.”

Corey Snelgrove (PhD, University of British Columbia) is a Postdoctoral Fellow working with Dale Turner. His research deploys the insights of Indigenous critical theory and Marxism to understand the problem of settler colonial domination alongside Indigenous peoples’ alternatives to it – especially Indigenous treaty visions.