News & Announcements

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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Superior Teaching Awards 2018

March 22, 2018

Congratulations to Political Science sessional lecturer Spyridon Kotsovilis, one of this year’s recipients of the Superior Teaching Award – Sessional Instructor (2018). The Superior Teaching Awards recognise some of the Faculty of Arts & Science’s most exceptional sessional lecturers and graduate student course instructors. The Superior Sessional Instructor Teaching Award recognises excellence in undergraduate education in classroom instruction, […]

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Canada’s deadly new peacekeeping mission to Mali

March 20, 2018

As Canadian troops prepare for deployment to the war-torn country of Mali, U of T Political Science Professor and Director of the Islam and Global Affairs Initiative at the Munk School of Global Affairs, Aisha Ahmad, discusses the main challenges our forces face in this peacekeeping mission for The Globe and Mail.    

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2018 Awards of Excellence

March 13, 2018

Three out of the five 2018 Awards of Excellence for faculty have been awarded to Political Scientists. Professors Aisha Ahmad, Neil Nevitte and Robert Vipond are all recipients of the prestigious University of Toronto’s annual awards presented to outstanding faculty, staff and students who exemplify a commitment to high achievements and to enhancing the University experience for […]

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Remembering Lee Ann Fujii

March 5, 2018

The department is mourning the loss of our friend, colleague, mentor and teacher Lee Ann Fujii who passed away unexpectedly on Friday March 2, 2018. Associate Professor Fujii was a vibrant and much-loved member of our community. A highly respected scholar of political violence, ethnicity and race, African politics and field methods, she spent 2016 […]

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