News & Announcements

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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UTSC Research Excellence Faculty Scholar

April 26, 2021

Congratulations to Lucan Way who has been selected as a 2021 University of Toronto Scarborough Research Excellence Faculty Scholar, the purpose of which is to advance and recognise mid-career faculty at UTSC with strong evidence and contribution to research outcomes and dissemination.

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Superior Teaching Awards

April 22, 2021

Congratulations to two political science alumni now teaching at U of T who have both won Superior Teaching Awards! Igor Shoikhedbrod and Khalid Ahmed will be celebrated on May 5th at the online Arts & Science Outstanding Achievement Awards hosted by FAS Dean Melanie Woodin. Photo: Igor Shoikhedbrod

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Ronald Deiberts book ‘Reset’ shortlisted for two prestigious book awards

April 21, 2021

Congratulations to Ronald Deibert whose book “Reset: Reclaiming the Internet for Civil Society,” was shortlisted for both the 2020 Donner Prize and the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. The Donner prize, given by the Donner Canadian Foundation to recognise the best public policy thinking, writing and research by a Canadian, was announced on May 19th with the prize ultimately […]

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