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Aisha Ahmad nominated for a MAX award

August 9, 2018

Congratulations to political science Professor Aisha Ahmad who has been nominated for a MAX (Muslim Awards for Excellence) award in their ‘Woman of the Year’ category which recognises a woman who has demonstrated significant achievement, leadership, and commitment to serving her community. Voting ends August 15, 2018 so vote now!

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New Faces 2018

July 16, 2018

A very warm welcome to all our new faculty who officially joined the political science department on July 1! Martha Balaguera (PhD, UMass Amherst) joins us from UCSD, where she was a Visiting Fellow at the Center for US-Mexican Studies. Her work focuses on social movements with an emphasis on transborder forms of activism in the […]

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Robert Vipond awarded Ontario Historical Society’s Brant Award

July 6, 2018

Congratulations to political scientist Robert Vipond on being awarded the Ontario Historical Society’s 2017 Brant Award for his book Making a Global City: How One Toronto School Embraced Diversity, published by University of Toronto Press. The Brant Award recognizes the best book on multicultural history in Ontario published in the past three years. In 1967, The Ontario […]

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Political Scientist David Cameron named member of the Order of Canada

July 5, 2018

Rideau Hall announced 105 new appointments to the Order of Canada on Friday with more than two dozen leading lights associated with the University of Toronto. Among them, professor of political science and dean of the Faculty of Arts & Science, David Cameron. One of the country’s highest civilian honours, Cameron has been named a Member […]

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New Appointments

July 3, 2018

Our latest faculty appointments include Wendy Wong and Peter Loewen, who have both been promoted to the rank of Full Professor. Congratulations to both! Picture: Wendy Wong

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APSA Awards

June 8, 2018

Diana Fu’s book Mobilizing Without The Masses is the winner of this year’s Gregory Luebbert Prize for Best Book in Comparative Politics from the American Political Science Association (APSA). Congratulations Diana on this impressive award and accomplishment! Another APSA winner was Martha Balaguera who will be joining the department on July 1st. Martha won the 2018 […]

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CPSA Award Winners

June 1, 2018

Congratulations to CPSA award winners Aisha Ahmad (CPSA Prize in Comparative Politics), Peter Russell (Donald Smiley Prize) & Sylvia Bashevkin (Jill Vickers Prize)! Excerpts form the jury reports are below. 2018 CPSA Prize in Comparative Politics Aisha Ahmad Jihad &Co.: Black Markets and Islamist Power (Oxford University Press, 2017) With this book, Aisha Ahmad has […]

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CPSA Award Nominations

May 22, 2018

Congratulations to Aisha Ahmad, Sylvia Bashevkin, Peter Russell and Linda White who have all received nominations for CPSA (Canadian Political Science Association) awards! Professor Ahmad and White have both been shortlisted for the CPSA Prize in Comparative Politics for their books Jihad &Co. Black Markets and Islamic Power (Oxford University Press 2017), and Constructing Policy Change – Early Childhood Education and […]

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Canada Research Chair in Global Migration

May 3, 2018

University of Toronto Political Scientist Randall Hansen has been awarded the Canada Research Chair in Global Migration. Professor Hansen is the Interim Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs and the Director of the Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies. His fields of research are migration and citizenship, eugenics and population policy and […]

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Conducting research in Indonesia

April 26, 2018

Under the supervision of Political Science Professor Jacques Bertrand and PhD candidate, Alexandre Pelletier, students from the Contemporary Asian Studies Program at Munk’s Asian Institute recently spent nine days in Bandung, Indonesia, where they conducted research and field observation of Islam, and its social and political expression in Indonesia. It was an International Course Module […]

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