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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.

Our faculty come from diverse backgrounds — experts on topics as broad as political identity in Quebec and foreign intervention in Haiti. You'll also learn from practitioners in the field, including former MPP and Ontario Cabinet Minister John Milloy, and guest experts, which have included former Prime Minister Paul Martin, federal trade negotiator Terry Collins-Williams and IPSOS Reid CEO Darryl Bricker.


Christopher 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

Andrea M. Brown
Associate Professor
Undergraduate Advisor

  • Urban food security and policy
  • Women and politics
  • African governance and political economy

Alistair Edgar
Associate Professor
Associate Dean, Balsillie School of International Affairs

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

Patricia Goff
Associate Professor
Chair, Department of Political Science and North American Studies Program

  • International trade governance
  • Multilateralism
  • Cultural diplomacy

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

Thomas O. Hueglin

  • Federalism
  • European Union
  • Political thought

Barry Kay
Associate Professor

  • American politics
  • Canadian politics
  • Public opinion
  • Elections

Loren King
Associate Professor

  • Justice
  • Rationality
  • Cities

Rianne Mahon
CIGI Chair in Comparative and Social Policy

  • Global social governance
  • International organizations and public policy
  • Politics of child care

John Milloy
Assistant Professor of Public Ethics (Martin Luther University College)
Director, Centre for Public Ethics (Martin Luther University College)

Andrea Perrella
Associate Professor

  • Political participation
  • Voting
  • Elections

Jason Roy
Associate Professor
Director, Laurier Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy (LISPOP)

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

Kim Rygiel
Associate Professor

  • Citizenship politics
  • Migration and asylum
  • Border security

Yasmine Shamsie
Associate Professor
Graduate Officer

  • 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

Debora VanNijnatten

  • 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

Rhoda Howard-Hassmann
Professor Emeritus

John McMenemy
Professor Emeritus

Toivo Miljan
Professor Emeritus

Rod Preece
Professor Emeritus


Sherry Palmer
Senior Administrative Assistant

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