Faculty

Jim Farney

Department Head
Associate Professor

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

Current classes
Fall 2018 - PSCI 490BE 001 (Making Politics Public: Ideas for Citizens)

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.

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
Fall 2019 - IS 220 (International Development and Poverty), IS 400 (Capstone International Studies Seminar)

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

Martin Hewson

Associate Professor
BA, MA, PhD

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

Current classes
Fall 2018 - PSCI 100 (People, Power and Politics: An Introduction), IS 440 (Advanced Topics in International Affairs)

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

Joseph Mburu

Sessional Lecturer III
PhD, York University (Politics, Public Policy and Dev.); Msc, York University (Public & Dev. Admin.); BA Hons.,University of Nairobi (Government, Politics, History & Swahili)

Office: CL 214
E-mail: joseph.mburu@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4687
Fax: 306-585-4815

Current classes
Fall 2018 Classes: PSCI: 340 – International Law

Research interests
International Organizations, International Relations, Development Studies, Africa and Developing World Issues, Racism and Tribalism, Public Policy, Immigration, Refugees, Terrorism, Governance, Democracy, Foreign Aid.

Tom McIntosh

Professor
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.

Emily Merson

Associate 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.

Paul Omoyefa

Sessional Lecturer III
BA, MA, PhD

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

Current classes
Fall 2018 - PSCI 342/IS 301 (Global Governance: International Organizations)

Research interests
Research interests International Relations Theory, World Politics, International Security, Terrorism, Disarmament and Arms Control, Ethics, Political Philosophy, Critical Thinking, Issues in African Politics, United Nations, Peace and Conflict Studies.

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 2018 - PSCI 240 397(Web) (World Politics)

Jeffery Raymond

Sessional Lecturer

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

Current classes
Fall 2018 - PSCI 100 (C1) (People, Power and Politics: An Introduction)

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

Current classes
Fall 2018 - IS 390AK (Global Indigenous Peoples)

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

Office: CL 208
E-mail: yuchao.zhu@uregina.ca
Phone: (306) 585-4060
Fax: (306) 585-4815

Current classes
Fall 2018 - PSCI 220 (Comparative Politics), PSCI 326 (Asian Politics), PSCI 400/401 (Honours Project I & II), IS 498 (Honours Paper I)

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

Staff

Jocelyn Sokalofsky

Administrative Assistant

Office: CL 210
Phone: (306) 585-4206