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Faculty

Eldon Soifer

Department Head
Professor

E-mail: pais.depthead@uregina.ca

Marta Bashovski

Current classes
Winter 2021 - PSCI 415 (Contemporary Political Theory)

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 2021 - IS 100 (Introduction to International Studies, 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

Assistant Professor
BA, MA, PhD

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

Current classes
Winter 2021 - PSCI 100 (People, Power, and Politics: An Introduction), PSCI 240 (World Politics), PSCI 347 (War and Peace: Past, Present, and Future)

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

Current classes
Winter 2021 - PSCI 390AH (Globalization, States and Nations), IS 300 (Globalization: It's Dynamics and Consequences)

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

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

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

Current classes
Winter 2021 - PSCI 230 (Canadian Politics), PPE 200 (Foundations of PPE)

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 of International Studies and Co-Founder of Traces of Conflict
PhD, Oxford University

Office: CL 208
E-mail: brian.mcquinn@uregina.ca
Phone: (306) 585-4060
Website: https://www.tracesofconflict.ca/

Current classes
Winter 2021 - IS 240 (Contemporary Issues in International Affairs), IS 490AH (Insurgencies in the 21st Century: Social Media, Alliances, and Complexity)

Emily Merson

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

Office: Classroom Building 210
E-mail: Emily.Merson@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4206

Current classes
Winter 2021 – PSCI 337 Women in Politics and PSCI 434 Politics and the Media

Research interests

International Relations Theory; Sovereignty; Transnational Politics; Contemporary Artwork; Popular Culture; Decolonial and Postcolonial 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

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
Fall 2020– PSCI 220 Comparative Politics, PSCI 321 American 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

E-mail: Joyce. Green@uregina.ca

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

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