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Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science; North American Studies Program
Areas of Expertise: Environmental policy and politics (especially Canada and the U.S.); Canadian politics; American politics
Biography: Comparative public policy, environmental policy. Dr. VanNijnatten's current research addresses several aspects of Canadian and American environmental policy, including air quality and climate change policy, transboundary institutions and state-province?
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 and will be resigning effective 31 December 2015. His main research interests are in the fields of Indigenous-settler relations and politics, territorial governance in the Canadian north, federalism 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.
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; Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Comparative Federalism and Multilevel Governance
Areas of Expertise: Comparative Federalism Regionalization and Devolution Constitutional Politics Democratic Theory European Union Politics Canadian Politics
Biography: I have joined Wilfrid Laurier’s Department of Political Science as Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Comparative Federalism and Multilevel Governance in July 2013. Prior to this, I held positions as Assistant Professor at the?
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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; 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 ?
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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Associate Professor and Graduate Officer
Areas of Expertise: Political Behaviour; Voting and Elections; Public Opinion; Canadian Politics
Biography: My research focuses on Canadian politics, political participation and behaviour, electoral politics, and public opinion. My most recent work explores the mechanisms that influence voters as they deliberate upon their vote?
Professor; 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?