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‘Field-defining’ book by Professor Ran Hirschl wins the 2021 Stein Rokkan Prize

September 13, 2021

Congratulations to Ran Hirschl who has won the 2021 Stein Rokkan Prize for his book City, State: Constitutionalism and the Megacity (Oxford University Press, 2020). As the world continues to urbanize at an extraordinary rate, City, State argues that new thinking about constitutionalism and urbanization is urgently needed. It also considers the reasons for the ‘constitutional blind spot’ concerning the metropolis, […]

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New College Memorial Tree and bench pay tribute to Carolina de Miguel Moyer

September 13, 2021

A little over a year ago, we tragically lost our dear friend and colleague Carolina de Miguel Moyer to cancer. Carol was a gifted researcher, a committed teacher, an exceptional mentor, a wonderful mother and partner, a steadfast friend, and one of finest people any of us could ever hope to meet. She was also […]

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New Political Science Office Hours

September 6, 2021

The Political Science Administrative Office (Room 3018, Sidney Smith Hall) is now open Monday to Thursday from 10am to 3pm until further notice. The majority of staff continue to work remotely and are contactable by email and phone. Emergency Contacts: In the event of an emergency, please use the following list of contacts: Julie Guzzo Phone: […]

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New Faces

July 9, 2021

The Department extends a very warm welcome to all of our new colleagues! Melissa Baker is joining UTSG as a Postdoctoral Fellow working with Peter J. Loewen in the Policy, Elections, & Representation Lab (PEARL). She will be completing her PhD in Political Science at the University of California, Merced during Summer 2021. Her research […]

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Levine Book Prize

June 24, 2021

Congratulations to Jonathan Craft and co-author John Halligan, winners of the 2021 Levine book prize for their book ‘Advising Governments in the Westminster Tradition.’ Each year, the International Political Science Association’s Research Committee on the Structure and Organization of Government (SOG), sponsor of the journal Governance, awards the prize to a book that makes a contribution of […]

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New Appointments

June 22, 2021

Our latest faculty appointments (July 1) include Emily Nacol, Kate Neville, Ludovic Rheault, Stefan Renckens and Jon Lindsay who were all granted tenure at the rank of Associate Professor. Edward Schatz and Antoinette Handley were promoted to Professor. Congratulations to all! Picture: Emily Nacol

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Three CPSA Prizes for Political Science, U of T

June 14, 2021

Great news from the Canadian Political Science Association, which held its annual awards ceremony (online) over the weekend of June 12 & 13: Professor Stefan Rencken’s book “Private Governance and Public Authority: Regulating Sustainability in a Global Economy,” (Cambridge University Press) won the 2021 CPSA Prize in International Relations. The Canadian Political Science Association website describes […]

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APSA Law & Courts Lasting Contribution Award

June 8, 2021

Congratulations to Professor Ran Hirschl who has won this year’s APSA Law & Courts Lasting Contribution Award for his book Towards Juristocracy: The Origins and Consequences of the New Constitutionalism (Harvard University Press, 2004). The committee included Lydia Tiede (University of Houston), Jinee Lokaneeta (Drew University), Eileen Braman (Indiana University) and Carol Nackenoff (Swarthmore College). In […]

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Project Podcast

June 3, 2021

In a bid to motivate her students in what has been a very difficult academic year, Professor Rebecca Kingston decided to give those enrolled in the winter 2021 term of POL303 Women in Western Political Thought, the option to complete a different kind of course assignment: create a podcast. Entitled Her Voice: Ladies Who Write, […]

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Best Dissertation Award

May 7, 2021

Congratulations to Professor Martha Balaguera Cuervo whose dissertation “Citizenship in Transit: Perils and Promises of Crossing Mexico,” received the best dissertation award from the Latin American Studies Association, Mexico Section Awards 2021. The Latin American Studies Association (LASA) is the largest professional association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America. With over […]

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