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Show Time: Posthumously published book by UTM’s Lee Ann Fujii tackles political violence

December 6, 2021

Three and a half years ago, UTM and the scholarly community tragically lost Professor Lee Ann Fujii at the age of 56. At the time, she was nearing completion of a book on what she called “violent display.” This year, Lee Ann is in a limited sense back with us, as her final book Show Time: The Logic […]

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David A. Wolfe appointed as a member of CCA scientific advisory committee

November 29, 2021

Congratulations to David A. Wolfe, was has been appointed as a member of the Council of Canadian Academies scientific advisory committee. The Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) is a not-for-profit organization that convenes the best experts in their respective fields to assess the evidence on complex scientific topics of public interest to inform decision-making in […]

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Steven Bernstein awarded an Honorary doctorate from the University of Copenhagen

November 19, 2021

Congratulations to Professor Steven Bernstein who has been awarded an Honorary doctorate from the University of Copenhagen, the highest academic accolade that the University confers without the recipient first having defended a doctoral thesis in Denmark. The vast majority of honorary doctorates are conferred on non-Danish scientists who, as visiting teachers or through international research collaboration, have played […]

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New appointment

October 8, 2021

Congratulations to Professor Wendy Wong who has been appointed as an editor of Political Research Quarterly, the official journal of the Western Political Science Association, for a four year term beginning July 2022. PRQ is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research on all aspects of politics. Among the leading generalist journals of political science, it seeks to […]

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Ronald Deibert wins $25K Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing

September 23, 2021

Congratulations to Ronald Deibert who is this year’s winner of the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing for his book “Reset: Reclaiming the Internet for Civil Society,” published by House of Anansi Press. The Writers’ Trust awarded the prize yesterday at a virtual version of the Politics and the Pen gala where jurors hailed Deibert […]

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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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