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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…
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.
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…
Associate Professor and Director of LISPOP
Areas of Expertise: Political behaviour; Elections; Voting; Canadian politics; Media and politics
Areas of Expertise: United States history, particularly 1790-1877; Antislavery and abolition; Women's and gender history; History of the Old Northwest/U.S. Midwest; History of activism, reform movements, and grassroots politics; Race in the United States, especially pre-1900; Rights in the US, especially pre-1900;
Biography: Academic Interests …
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
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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…
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…