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16 great social sciences books from 2018

2018 was a good year for books! Faculty members from across the Social Sciences wrote, edited and contributed chapters to a wide range of topics including a tale of fighting Hitler, an examination of the wage crisis in Australia, insights into international relations, women's political rights and thoughtful look at Russia through the lens of and Anthropologist . This reading week engage your mind with our list of some best social sciences books of 2018!

Feb 19, 2019

THIS WEEK - "AltAusterity: Coping is Not Enough" - Conference in Berlin, Germany

From "Austerity and its Alternatives", a SSHRC PDG won by Canada Research Chair, Dr. Stephen McBride (Political Science), comes the grant's third annual conference which will take place on February 21-22, 2019 in Berlin, Germany.

Feb 19, 2019

Mapping the Global Dimensions of Policy 8: Global Policy and the Discontented

The Department of Political Science at McMaster University, in conjunction with the Canada Research Chair in Public Policy and Globalization, Institute for Globalization and the Human Condition, Engineering and Public Policy Program, and the Centre for Climate Change is excited to present Mapping the Global Dimensions of Policy 8: Global Policy and the Discontented. The conference brings together graduate students whose research speaks to the questions raised in the fields of Globalization and policy studies.

Feb 13, 2019

Social Sciences Career Crawl: February 25 – March 22

A series of career events featuring alumni, profs, workshops, panels & more! Open to all Social Sciences students.

Feb 11, 2019

Research in Progress Seminar (RIPS)

Dr. Jenny Kehl, Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Research Chair in Policy and Governance, February 6 - Water Scarcity as a Threat Multiplier

Feb 01, 2019

Social Sciences awarded close to half a million dollars in SSHRC funding

Ten researchers from McMaster’s Faculty of Social Sciences have been awarded a total of $478,661 in funding through the federal government’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. The funding is being awarded through Insight Development Grants.

Jan 30, 2019

Young women of distinction

Social Sciences undergraduate students Cassidy Bereskin, Department of Political Science, and Maddie Brockbank, from the School of Social Work, have been nominated for a prestigious Hamilton YWCA Women of Distinction Award!

Jan 28, 2019

Congratulations to PhD Candidate Michael Gordon for receiving the Mitacs Globalink Research Award

Michael Gordon’s work on humanitarian sea rescue and state bordering practices in Europe has received the Mitacs Globalink Research Award

Jan 23, 2019

Most Canadians are concerned about their privacy in smart cities, and want more control of their personal information, researchers find

As Toronto considers its proposed and highly controversial smart-city project, and other cities embrace data-based planning, management and delivery of their own services, McMaster researchers have found that Canadians have strong concerns about how their digital information may be used.

Jan 22, 2019

Unist’ot’en and the limits of reconciliation in Canada

Liam Midzain-Gobin, a PhD candidate in political science at McMaster University, recently published an article in The Conversation Canada examining how the actions against the Wet'suwet'en reflect the failure of settlers — politicians and citizens alike. He proposes that meaningful reconciliation is about the inherent rights of Indigenous peoples to self-determination over their traditional territories.

Jan 21, 2019

Dr. Netina Tan has just published The Palgrave Handbook of Women’s Political Rights!

Dr. Netina Tan, McMaster University (with co-editors Drs. Susan Francheschet, University of Calgary and Mona Lena Krook, Rutgers University) has just published an exhaustive and interdisciplinary account of women's right to vote and run for political office in this Global Handbook on Women’s Political Rights. Also see a chapter on “Women’s Complicated Political Participation and Representation in Cuba” by Dr. Lana Wylie and Dr. Sarah Shoker!

Jan 18, 2019

Violence on Iraqi bodies: decolonising economic sanctions in security studies

PhD candidate Riva Gewarges publishes article in Third World Quarterly’s special issue on Violence in the Third World

Jan 15, 2019

Irregular Citizenship, Immigration, and Deportation

Congratulations to Dr. Peter Nyers, on the publication of his latest book, Irregular Citizenship, Immigration and Deportation.

Jan 10, 2019

Experience learning a whole new way

The Faculty of Social Sciences' Office of Experiential Education does a lot more than help students get work experience, find jobs and discover funding opportunities: It broadens their horizons and helps them learn to navigate the world as well-rounded professionals.

Jan 10, 2019

Is trying something new worth risking your GPA?

What if we told you that you can step outside of your comfort zone to try an elective course outside of your program with no risk to your GPA?* Now you can with McMaster Personal Interest Courses (PIC).

Jan 10, 2019

Additional funding offered for Lille Exchange

International Students Services has announced an automatic scholarship of $1,000 towards 2019-2020 exchanges with Sciences Po Lille

Jan 09, 2019

#TextbookBroke and Open Educational Resources

Political Science student probes the politics of textbooks in today's Hamilton Spectator

Jan 09, 2019

Congratulations to PhD Candidate Michael Gordon for receiving the SSHRC Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement

Michael Gordon’s work on humanitarian sea rescue and state bordering practices in Europe has received the SSHRC Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement

Jan 08, 2019

Academic advising extended hours

During Winter registration dates (Jan. 7 to 15) the Social Sciences Academic Advising Office in KTH 129 has extended drop-in hours.

Jan 07, 2019

It’s not too early to start thinking about Level II program selection

As the winter term begins, it’s not too soon for students to be thinking about Level II program selection. The range of programs options in the Social Sciences can be overwhelming, and the Faculty wants to help Level I students choose a program which best suits their educational and career goals.

Jan 07, 2019

Career Prep Day

Get ready for summer jobs, internships and jobs after graduation! Social Sciences students sign up to meet one-on-one with Experiential Education (EE) staff for a resume critique, cover letter critique or career advising.

Jan 03, 2019