Faculty Listing

Jim Farney

Department Head
Associate Professor

Office: CL 211
E-mail: PAIS.DeptHead@uregina.ca
Phone: (306) 585-4156
Fax: (306) 585-4815

Research interests
Jim's primary research interests are Canadian party politics, political institutions, and religion and politics. He is the author of Social Conservatism and Party Politics in Canada and the United States (UTP) and editor (with David Rayside) of Conservatism in Canada (UTP), as well as a number of book chapters and journal articles on those topics. He is currently working on a book examining the different ways that Canadian provinces fund and regulate religious schools, an edited volume on Canadian federalism with Julie Simmons at Guelph, and projects on Canadian party politics with Royce Koop at Manitoba. He's always happy to talk to media folks and community groups about provincial and national politics.

Marta Bashovski

Research interests
Dr. Marta Bashovski teaches political philosophy at Campion College. She works at the intersection of the history of political thought and international relations theory. She completed her PhD and MA in Political Science and Cultural, Social and Political Thought at the University of Victoria, her BA in Political Science and English at the University of British Columbia, and has also been a visiting doctoral student in the Department of Political Science at the University of Hawai’i.

Her primary research interest is in the politics of knowledge and the politics of language, broadly understood. This includes studying how the categories and stories through which we understand our political worlds affect our possibilities for political action. Marta’s recently completed project looks at how the languages of recent protest movements, from Occupy Wall Street to the anti-austerity movements in southern Europe, function through specific, historically inherited categories for understanding resistance and dissent.

Other research and teaching interests includethe politics of aesthetics and the aesthetics of politics; narrative and story telling; postcolonial and decolonial political thought; theories of resistance and dissent; critical methodologies and practices of critique; sovereignty; subjectivity and agency; nationalism(s); and the history and sociology of the social sciences.

Simon Granovsky-Larsen

Associate Professor
PhD, York University (Political Science); MA, York University (Social and Political Thought); BA Hon., Dalhousie University (International Development and Spanish)

Office: CL 215
E-mail: simon.granovsky-larsen@uregina.ca
Phone: (306) 585-5679
Fax: (306) 585-4815

Current classes
Winter 2020 - IS 303 Social Movements and Alternative to Global Capital, IS 420 Advanced Topics in International Development

Research interests
Critical development studies, Latin American politics, Guatemala, Central America, social movements, political violence, post-conflict transitions, extractive industries. 

Martin Hewson

Associate Professor

Office: CL 205
E-mail: martin.hewson@uregina.ca
Phone: (306) 585-4151
Fax: (306) 585-4815

Research interests
International Relations History of International Relations Macro-History of the World Order Global Governance Global Conflict, Warfare, and Security Comparative Foreign Policy International Relations Theory

Yun (Claude) Liu

Research interests
Dr. Yun (Claude) Liu, who will be cross appointed between International Studies and History. He holds a BA and PhD (Alberta) in Finance and then he returned to China teaching International Business/Finance courses for the School of Finance at the Zhongnan University of Economics and Law while providing some consultant work to local businesses. He then came back to Canada and completed a PhD at Queen's University in History. His research interests are focussed mostly on cross-disciplinary themes in the Economic-Financial History, Economic-Environmental Studies, and International Development Studies, especially regarding China’s contemporary economic-political-social evolutions and development lessons within global contexts.

Tom McIntosh

PhD and MA (Political Science) - Queen's University; BA Honours - University of Alberta

Office: CL 257.1
E-mail: tom.mcintosh@uregina.ca
Phone: (306) 585-4400
Fax: (306) 585-4815

Research interests

My research is focused in two main areas related to health and health care. First I have a long-standing interest in how health policy gets made in a federal state such as Canada and the governance of health policy between the federal government, the provinces and the individual health systems in the country. Second, as Co-Director of the Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit (SPHERU) I am part of an interdisciplinary coterie of researchers at both UofR and the University of Saskatchewan engaged in population health intervention research - addressing health inequities through direct interventions on the social determinants of health. SPHERU’s work includes the creation of new knowledge, independent policy analysis, and addressing health inequities through collaborative research with policy makers communities to develop strategies to reduce health inequities.

In addition to authoring or editing nine books, I have published articles in HealthCare Papers, The Canadian Journal on Aging, The Lancet, Health Reform Observatory, The Canadian Political Science Review, The Journal of Health Policy, Politics and Law and The Southern Journal of Canadian Studies.

Brian McQuinn

Assistant Professor
PhD, Oxford University

Office: CL 208
E-mail: brian.mcquinn@uregina.ca
Phone: (306) 585-4060

Research interests
Dr. Brian McQuinn is a practitioner and researcher with two decades of experience in 16 conflict-affected countries. He received his doctorate from the University of Oxford based on nine months of ethnographic fieldwork conducted during Libya's 2011 uprising. Brian’s research interests include: civil war inception, armed group cohesion, and addressing conservation conflict. He has published with Oxford University Press and in various peer-reviewed journals including: Journal for Conflict Resolution, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and PS: Political Science & Politics. His research has appeared in The Guardian, Financial Times and Nature.

Emily Merson

Assistant Professor (Term)
Ph.D. and MA, York University (Political Science); Hons BA, University of Toronto (Political Science and Women & Gender Studies)

Office: Classroom Building 209
E-mail: Emily.Merson@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4444

Current classes
Fall 2019 courses – PSCI 390H Globalization, States and Nations; PSCI 490AM Global Development and Decolonization; IS 440 Advanced Topics in International Affairs (Topic: Climate Change). Winter 2020 courses – Popular Culture and International Politics; PSCI 100 People, Power and Politics: An Introduction

Research interests

International Relations Theory; Sovereignty; Transnational Politics; Contemporary Artwork; Popular Culture; Postcolonial and Decolonial Theories of Canadian Settler Colonialism; Indigenous Self-Determination; Political Imagination and Agency.

Nilgun Onder, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Politics and International Studies | Associate Vice-President Academic, University of Regina
BSc,(METU, Turkey), MA (Wilfrid Laurier University), PhD (York University)

E-mail: nilgun.onder@uregina.ca

Research interests
International Relations; Global Political Economy; power and global governance; global finance; Foreign Policy Theory; Turkish foreign policy and politics

Ralph Paragg

Sessional Lecturer III

Office: CL 214
E-mail: ralph.paragg@uregina.ca
Phone: (306) 585-4687

Current classes
Fall 2019 - PSCI 240

Jeffery Raymond

Sessional Lecturer

Office: CL 214
E-mail: jeffery.raymond@uregina.ca
Phone: (306) 585-4687

Current classes
Fall 2019 - PSCI 100

Jeremy Rayner

Adjunct Professor
PhD - University of British Columbia; MA - University of Durham; BA - University of Cambridge

Office: JSGS School of Public Policy - Saskatoon
E-mail: jeremy.rayner@usask.ca

Allyson Stevenson

Assistant Professor
Canada Research Chair Tier

Office: CL 205
E-mail: allyson.stevenson@uregina.ca
Phone: (306) 337-3308
Fax: (306) 585-4815

Research interests
Allyson Stevenson is the Department of Politics and International Studies department Tier II Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples and Global Social Justice and will be teaching in the International Studies Program.  She received her MA and PhD in History from the University of Saskatchewan.

My research program involves documenting the emergence of global Indigenous self-determination movements following World War II.  I will examine the internationalization of Indigenous rights through a global social justice lens by looking at the rights of Indigenous children, youth and women. My research program focuses on two key areas; comparative transnational Indigenous childhood and youth histories, and Indigenous women’s international political organizing for human and Indigenous rights.

The research stream entitled “Re-placing Indigenous Children in the Center: Indigenous Kinship and Childhood in Canada, the United States, Australia and Guatemala” is an interdisciplinary project that looks at the diverse experiences of Indigenous children and youth after World War II. My second, and related, research stream for this CRC examines the emergence of Indigenous women’s international organizing for gender justice in Canada, the US, Australia, and Guatemala from a community-engaged Indigenous feminist lens.  In partnership with Canada’s Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC), the International Indigenous Women’s Forum (FIMI), and Mending the Sacred Hoop in the US, I plan to examine Indigenous women’s organizing strategies and theoretical engagements in the advancement of women’s Indigenous and human rights. Through this project I plan to produce knowledge about Indigenous women’s transnational political organizing for gender justice, cultural revitalization, political empowerment and decolonization.

Arjun Tremblay

Assistant Professor
PhD, University of Toronto, MPPPA (Masters in Public Policy and Public Administration), Concordia; BA Communications Studies, Concordia

Office: CL 219
E-mail: arjun.tremblay@uregina.ca
Phone: (306) 585-4077
Fax: (306) 585-4815

Current classes
Current classes: Fall 2019 – PSCI 220 (Comparative Politics)

Research interests

I specialize in the field of comparative politics.  My research focuses on multiculturalism policies under governments of the political right, the realization of multinational federalism, governance in Québec, and expressions of diversity in digital media.  I teach introductory courses in political science as well as courses in comparative politics, Canadian politics, public policy, and the politics of diversity.  I obtained my PhD in Political Science (Comparative Politics) from the University of Toronto in 2017 and was a postdoctoral fellow (2017-2018) at the Canada Research Chair in Québec and Canadian Studies (www.creqc.uqam.ca) at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). 

Yuchao Zhu

Professor Emeritus
PhD - Queen's University; MA (Political Science) - University of Regina; BA - Nankai University

E-mail: yuchao.zhu@uregina.ca

Shadia Drury

Professor Emeritus
BA Hons., MA, PhD (York Canada)

E-mail: shadia.drury@uregina.ca

Research interests
History of political thought. Contemporary political philosophy (including Postmodernism). Ethics, Meta-ethics, Canadian Politics, Religion, Anthropology, and Literature.

Howard Leeson

Professor Emeritus
Adjunst Professor - MA and PhD (University of Alberta)

Office: CL 237
E-mail: howard.leeson@uregina.ca

Research interests
Canadian Politics, Canadian Foreign Policy, Canadian Federalism and the Constitution

John Whyte

Professor Emeritus
B.A. University of Toronto,LL.B. Queen’s University, LL.M. Harvard University, LL.D. (Hons.) York University

E-mail: john.whyte@uregina.ca

Joyce Green

Professor (On Leave)
PhD - University of Alberta; MA - University of Calgary; BA/BSc - University of Lethbridge

Research interests

"The indigenization of the university, a project ranging from inclusion of Aboriginal ideas and people to transformation of the canon, is a matter at the top of [my] research agenda for the forseeable future." Canadian constitution and politics, Aboriginal decolonization, and critical post-colonial and feminist theory