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Christopher Alcantara

Associate Professor

Areas of Expertise: Canadian Politics; Indigenous-Settler Relations in Canada; Aboriginal Self-Government and Land Claims; Aboriginal Property Rights and Housing; Federalism; Devolution and the Canadian Territorial North.

Biography: Dr. Alcantara joined the department in 2008.  His main research interests are in the fields of Indigenous-settler relations and politics, territorial governance in the Canadian north, federalism and multilevel governance, public policy and…

519-884-1970 ext.3410

Alex Latta

Associate Professor

Areas of Expertise: Chile: environment, energy, resources, indigenous peoples; Environmental Citizenship; Environmental Justice; Political Ecology; Latin American Politics;

Biography: Please see the links to the left for my research interests, publications, etc.

519-884-0710 ext.3115

Dana Sawchuk

Associate Professor and Chair

Areas of Expertise: Sociology of religion; Religion and politics in Central America; Social Movements; Aging and Activism

Biography: I first came to Laurier in 1998 as a sessional instructor and joined the Department of Sociology as a full-time faculty member in 2001.  Since that time my research has focused on various social justice issues and movements in Latin America and…

519.884.0710 ext.2306

Andrea Perrella (On sabbatical Leave, 2013-14)

Associate Professor and Director of LISPOP

Areas of Expertise: Political behaviour; Elections; Voting; Canadian politics; Media and politics

519-884-0710 ext.2719

Dana Elizabeth Weiner

Associate Professor
American History (pre-1877), political history, women’s and gender history, and African American history

Areas of Expertise: United States history, particularly 1790-1877; African American history; Histories of California and of the Old Northwest/U.S. Midwest; History of activism, reform movements, and grassroots politics; Race in the United States, especially pre-1900; Rights and Citizenship in the US, especially pre-1900; Women's and gender history; Antislavery and abolition;

Biography: Academic Interests …

519-884-0710 ext.2092

Paul Freston

Professor and CIGI Chair in Religion and Politics in Global Context

Areas of Expertise: Religion & global politics; Religion & globalization; Religious transnationalism from the Global South; Sociology of religion; Transformations in the Latin American religious field; Pentecostalism

Biography: Religion and Politics

226 - 772-3151

Jason Roy

Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise: Political Behaviour; Voting and Elections; Public Opinion; Canadian Politics

Biography: Broadly speaking, my research focuses on political behaviour and participation, public opinion, elections, experiments, and Canadian politics. I am currently involved in projects that explore the impact of context complexity on the propensity to vote and…

519-884-0710 ext.3724

Rianne (On sabbatical Leave, 2013-14) Mahon

Professor of Political Science; CIGI Chair in Comparative & Social Policy

Areas of Expertise: Comparative Social Politics; Global Social Politics; Gender and Welfare State Restructuring; Political Economy of Care; Industrial and Labour Market Restructuring

Biography: Rianne Mahon holds the CIGI chair in comparative family and social policy at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and the Faculty of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo. Prior to this, she was Professor, School of Public Policy…

(519) 884-0710

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