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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.


Chris Anderson
Associate Professor

  • Canadian refugee policy
  • Canadian citizenship policy
  • Canadian immigration policy

Jörg Broschek
Associate Professor
Canada Research Chair in Comparative Federalism and Multilevel Governance

  • Comparative federalism
  • European integration
  • Regionalization and devolution
  • Canadian politics
  • West European politics
  • Teaching: PO608: Governance by Design: New Institutions for Changing Realities

Andrea M. Brown
Associate Professor
Undergraduate Officer

  • Urban food security and policy
  • Women and politics
  • African governance and political economy
  • Teaching: PO612: Engagement with the Global South: Tools and Strategies

Alistair Edgar
Associate Professor
Executive Director, Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS)

  • The United Nations
  • Peacekeeping and peace building
  • International security
  • Canadian foreign policy

Patricia Goff
Associate Professor

  • International trade governance
  • Multilateralism
  • Cultural diplomacy
  • Teaching: PO605: Applied Global Governance: Problems and Solutions

Dejan Guzina  
Associate Professor

  • Nationalism and ethnic conflict management
  • Comparative democratization
  • European accession policies in the Western Balkans

Derek Hall
Associate Professor

  • Japanese politics
  • International economic relations
  • Global land grab

Jorge Heine
Professor (on leave until June 30, 2017)
CIGI Chair in Global Governance

Rhoda Howard-Hassmann
Canada Research Chair in International Human Rights

  • Human rights in Canada
  • Globalization and human rights
  • Teaching: PO650: International Human Rights, the Law and Governance

Thomas O. Hueglin

  • Federalism
  • European Union
  • Political thought

Sandy J. A. Irvine
Assistant Professor

Barry Kay
Associate Professor

  • American politics
  • Canadian politics
  • Public opinion
  • Canadian elections
  • Teaching: PO609: Interpreting and Understanding Elections

Loren King
Associate Professor

  • Justice
  • Rationality
  • Cities
  • Teaching: PO601: The Craft of Political Science

Simon Kiss
Assistant Professor

  • Environmental politics
  • Science and politics
  • Political communication
  • Political parties

Rianne Mahon
CIGI Chair in Comparative and Social Policy

  • Global social governance
  • International organizations and public policy
  • Politics of child care
  • Teaching: PO620: The Politics of Social Policy in an Era of Globalisation

John Milloy
Assistant Professor of Public Ethics (Waterloo Lutheran Seminary)
Co-director, Centre for Public Ethics (Waterloo Lutheran Seminary)

Andrea Perrella
Associate Professor
Director, Laurier Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy

  • Political participation
  • Voting
  • Elections
  • Teaching: PO602: Applied Political Analysis, and PO611: Media Analysis for Politics and Policy in a Digital Age

Jason Roy
Associate Professor

  • Political behaviour
  • Voting and elections
  • Public opinion
  • Canadian politics
  • Teaching: PO633: Public Opinion and Survey Design

Kim Rygiel
Associate Professor
Graduate Officer

  • Citizenship politics
  • Migration and asylum
  • Border security
  • Teaching: PO610: Advocacy Strategies and Approaches: Influence Beyond Elections

Yasmine Shamsie
Associate Professor

  • Democracy promotion – Central America and Caribbean
  • Haiti – Foreign intervention

Brian Tanguay

  • Political parties (ideology, leadership, organization) and party systems
  • Electoral reform in liberal democracies
  • Politics in Québec/language and political identity
  • Teaching: PO691T: Political Parties

Debora VanNijnatten
Associate Professor
Chair, Department of Political Science

  • U.S. and Canadian environmental policy
  • Cross-border environmental cooperation
  • Public policy-making in Canadian provinces or U.S. states
  • The politics of North American integration
  • Teaching: PO604: Understanding and Applying Public Policy Analysis

Professors Emeriti

Steven Brown
Associate Professor Emeritus

John McMenemy
Professor Emeritus

Toivo Miljan
Professor Emeritus

Rod Preece
Professor Emeritus


Sherry Palmer
Senior Administrative Assistant

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