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Department of Anthropology

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While the department covers all the main fields in Political Science, we also have research expertise and knowledge in a number of research clusters including: climate and sustainability; critical international relations; gender and politics; globalization; global political economy; labour issues; politics of representation; social and health policy.

Graduate Conference

Graduate Conference on the Internationalization of Public Policy - Mapping the Global Dimensions of Policy 9: Drawing upon McMaster’s expertise in the field of international and comparative public policy, the conference seeks to unpack the global dimensions of policy in order to bridge the gap between international relations, international political economy, and public policy.

Undergraduate Programs

Whether you are a current or future student at McMaster considering Political Science as an undergraduate degree or taking only one course for interest, you will find that our Department offers an undergraduate curriculum that is both diverse in scope and high in quality.

Graduate Programs

Our Department is the ideal place to do Master's and Doctoral work. We offer the range of specialized seminars needed for strong graduate-level training, but are a small and collegial department so that students and faculty experience the type of intellectual interaction, supervision, and research collaboration that makes graduate work exciting.

Research in Progress Seminar (RIPS)

Roomana Hukil, Ph.D. Candidate, McMaster University, January 23 - Exploring Core-Periphery Subjectivities: Transnational Advocacy Networks and Environmental NGOs in India
Jan 20, 2020

Refugee Studies Working Paper Series

New Working Paper Series, titled States of Refuge: Keywords for Critical Refugee Studies, with contributions by authors from McMaster University, Wilfrid Laurier University, Western University, Université de Montréal, University of Waterloo, Sheridan College, York University, and Carleton University.
Jan 09, 2020

Apply for Ethnic Quota Project Doctoral Fellowship and MA Thesis Scholarships!

Are you interested in the study of ethnic relations, representation, conflict resolution and peace initiatives? Check out the Doctoral and Masters Fellowship programs offered by the SSHRC funded Ethnic Quota Project!
Jan 08, 2020

From Iran to Chile to Sudan, protests take hold around the world

The Los Angeles Times interviewed political science professor Robert O'Brien for a piece about the rising number of street protests happening around the world.
Dec 02, 2019

Global Anger

A lively discussion explored the global upsurge in populism, nationalism, and protest in a November 11 event at McMaster University sponsored by the Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition.
Nov 14, 2019

You know how they say the people have spoken? This man is listening

Do you know how young people of colour in urban centres in Atlantic Canada feel about carbon emissions or the budget deficit? Clifton van der Linden does.
Nov 13, 2019