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Debora VanNijnatten

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…

519-884-1970 ext.3841

Alex Latta

Associate Professor and Chair of Global Studies

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

Jörg Broschek

Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Comparative Federalism and Multilevel Governance; Associate Professor

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…

(519) 884-0710 ext.3995

Andrea Perrella

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 to 1877; African American history; race, gender, 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 …

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

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…

519-884-0710 ext.3724

Rianne Mahon

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…

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