Western University Political ScienceFaculty of Social Science

Full-Time Faculty

Don Abelson

Abelson

Chair, Department of Political Science
Professor
dabelson@uwo.ca
519-661-2111 X 84185

SSC 4152
Office hours
By appointment

Research
Think Tanks, Media, Interest Groups, Domestic Sources of U.S. Foreign Policy

Teaching
American Politics, U.S. Foreign Policy, Interest Groups


Christopher Alcantara

Christopher Alcantara

Associate Professor
calcanta@uwo.ca
519-661-2111 X 85171

SSC 4144
Office Hours
Fall: W 11:30 - 12:30 (or by appointment)
Winter: M 1:30 - 2:30 PM (or by appointment)

Research
Collective Action and the Dynamics of Cooperation, Institutional Design and Change, Structure and Agency, Historical Institutionalism, Rational Choice, Concept-Building, Elite Interviews, Archival Research, Experiments

Teaching
Canadian Politics, Canadian Public Administration and Public Policy, Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations, Multilevel Governance, Indigenous-Settler Relations and Politics, Voting Behaviour


Robert Andersen

Andersen

Professor (cross-appointed)
Dean of Social Science
Professor of Sociology, Political Science and Statistics
socsci-dean@uwo.ca
519-661-2053

SSC 9438

Research
Inequality, Politics and Democracy, Political Behaviour and Elections, Applied Statistics and Survey Methods

Teaching


Cameron Anderson

Anderson

Associate Professor
Co-Director, Political Behaviour Research Group
cander54@uwo.ca
519-661-2111 X 81163

SSC 4217
Office Hours
TH 12:00-1:30 PM (or by appointment)

Research
Canadian Politics, Elections, Voting, Public Opinion, Multilevel Governance

Teaching
Canadian Politics, Political Behaviour, Multilevel Governance


Dave Armstrong

Armstrong

Associate Professor
darmst46@uwo.ca
519-661-2111 x85160

SSC 4142
Office hours
W 2:00 - 3:00 PM (or by appointment)

Research
Statistics, Measurement, Data Visualization, Human Rights, Democracy, Conflict

Teaching
Generalized Linear Models, Measurement, Data Visualization, Research Design, Bayesian Statistics


Nandita Biswas Mellamphy

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Associate Professor
nbiswasm@uwo.ca
519-661-2111 X 81161

SSC 4095
Office Hours
Fall: M 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM & W 12:30 - 1:20 PM (or by appointment)
Winter: By appointment

Research 
Political Theory, Post-Structuralism, Techno-Politics and Digital Culture, War and Surveillance

Teaching
History of Political Thought (Antiquity, Modernity, Postmodernity), Critical Theories, Feminism, and War on Terror


Dan Bousfield

Bousfield

Assistant Professor
dbousfie@uwo.ca
519-661-2111 X 85114

SSC 4084
Office Hours
Fall: M 1:30 - 2:30 PM & W 2:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Winter: W 1:30 - 3:30 PM 

Research
Political Economy of Protest, Psychoanalysis and Politics, Gender Studies, International Relations and Qualitative Methodology, Ethnography, Korean Social Movements, Militant Masculinities

Teaching
International Relations, International Political Economy, Comparative Politics, East Asian Politics


Cristine de Clercy

deClercy

Associate Professor
Co-Director, Leadership and Democracy Laboratory
c.declercy@uwo.ca
519-661-2111 X 85163

SSC 4135
Office Hours
On Sabbatical (until June 30/17)

Research 
Political Leadership, Canadian Politics, Public Policy, Comparative Politics

Teaching
Canadian Politics, Leadership, Public Policy and Methodology


Caroline Dick

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Associate Professor
cdick4@uwo.ca
519-661-2111 X 85167

SSC 4088
Office Hours
Fall: M 12:10 - 1:10 PM & TU 1:30 - 2:30 PM
Winter: W 1:30 - 3:30 PM

Research
Constitutional Politics, Legal Method, Aboriginal Politics, Difference Politics, the Politics of Identity

Teaching
Canadian Politics, Women and Politics, Law and Politics


Radoslav Dimitrov

dimitrov

Associate Professor
radoslav.dimitrov@uwo.ca
519-661-2111 X 85023

SSC 4219
Office Hours
Fall: F 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Winter: M & TH 10:00 - 12:00 PM

Research
Climate Change Politics, Persuasion in International Negotiations, International Environmental Agreements, Global Governance and Institutions, Norms in World Politics, Environmental Security, Science, Knowledge and Collective Action

Teaching
International Relations Theory, Climate Change Politics, Global Environment Politics and International Law, UN Diplomacy and Negotiations, International Institutions and Global Governance


Marta Dyczok

Dyczok

Associate Professor
Joint Appointment with History
mdyczok@uwo.ca
519-661-2111 X 84982

LwH 2246
Office Hours
TH 10:00 - 12:00 PM (or by appointment)

Research
International Politics and History with Focus on Eastern Europe, the Former Soviet Union and Specifically Ukraine, Media Migration, Post-Communism

Teaching
Russian and East European Politics and History, Comparative Politics


Peter Ferguson

Ferguson

Assistant Professor
Co-Director, Leadership and Democracy Laboratory
p.ferguson@uwo.ca
519-661-2111 X 82236

SSC 4138
Office Hours
W 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Research 
Democratization, Political Risk Assessment, Public Opinion Polling

Teaching
American Politics, Comparative (Developing), International Relations Research Methods


Adam Harmes

Harmes

Associate Professor
aharmes@uwo.ca
519-661-2111 X 85173

SSC 4155
Office Hours
Fall: M 1:00 - 2:30 PM (or by appointment)
Winter: On Sabbatical (until June 30/17)

Research
Political economy and international political economy; conservative and progressive social movements; economic ideas, institutions and policy; federalism and multilevel governance; interest groups and political marketing; environmental and global governance

Teaching
Business and Government, Political Strategy and Communication, International Relations


Martin Horak

Horak

Associate Professor
Director, Local Government Program
mhorak@uwo.ca
519-661-2111 X 85002

SSC 4223
Office Hours
By appointment

Research
Comparative Urban Politics (North America and Europe), Multilevel Urban Governance, Institutional Change in Urban Politics

Teaching
Local and Urban Politics (Canadian and Comparative), Organizational Behaviour


Charles Jones

Jones

Associate Professor
cwjones@uwo.ca
519-661-2111 X 85060

SSC 4129
Office Hours
Fall: TU & TH 3:00 - 4:00 PM (or by appointment)
Winter:  On Leave (until June 30/17)

Research
Cosmopolitanism, Theories of Justice, International Political Theory, Normative Aspects of Nationalism

Teaching
International Justice, History of Political Thought, Contemporary Political Thought


Roberto Leone

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Assistant Professor
rleone@uwo.ca
519-661-2111 X 84929

SSC 4140
Office Hours
Fall: TU 12:30 - 1:30 PM (or by appointment)
Winter: TH 5:30 - 6:30 PM (or by appointment)

Research
Primary research interests are in the areas of accountability and transparency and government decision-making theory

Teaching
Capitalism and Democracy, Current Issues in Canadian Politics, Provinces in the Canadian Federation, Canada Abroad, Political Parties, Research Methods in Political Science, Courts and the Constitution and Elections and Voting


Joseph Lyons

J. Lyons

Assistant Professor
jlyons7@uwo.ca
519-661-2111 X 85168

SSC 4162
Office Hours
TU 10:00 - 12:00 PM (or by appointment)

Research
Local Government, Multilevel Governance, Special Purpose Bodies

Teaching
Business and Government, Local Government, Urban Political Analysis


Salim Mansur

Mansur

Associate Professor
smansur@uwo.ca
519-661-2111 X 85178

SSC 4160
Office Hours
W 2:00 - 3:00 PM & F 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Research
Comparative/Political Economy of Development, the Muslim World, Islam, South Asia, Middle East

Teaching
Comparative Politics Developing Areas, International Relations


Bruce Morrison

Morrison

Assistant Professor
bmorris2@uwo.ca
519-661-2111 X 84937

SSC 4137
Office Hours
Fall: W 2:00 - 3:00 PM & TH 10:00 - 11:00 AM (or by appointment)
Winter: TU 2:00-3:00 PM & TH 10:00 - 11:00 AM (or by appointment)

Research
Democratization, State Formation, State Society Relations, Social Policy

Teaching
West European Politics, Social Politics, European Integration, Political Parties, Social Movements


Nigmendra Narain

Narain

Lecturer and Course Coordinator of Politics 1020E
nnarain@uwo.ca
519-661-2111 X 85108

SSC 4149
Office Hours
W 1:30 - 2:30 PM & TH 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Research
International Relations Theory, Feminist Theory, India and Pakistan, South Asian Women's Organizations

Teaching
International Relations, Gender and Politics


Andrés Pérez-Baltodano

Perez

Professor
aperez@uwo.ca
519-661-2111 X 85154

SSC 4164
Office Hours
TH 1:00 - 3:00 PM (or by appointment)

Research
State formation in Latin America

Teaching
Religion and Politics, Latin American Politics, Cognitive Dimensions of Politics


Joanna Quinn

Joanna Quinn

Associate Professor
Director, Centre for Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction
jquinn2@uwo.ca
519-661-2111 X 85172

SSC 4158
Office Hours
W 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (or by appointment)

Research
Truth Commissions, Transitional Justice

Teaching
Human Rights, Democratization, International Relations


Erika Simpson

Simpson

Associate Professor
simpson@uwo.ca
519-661-2111 X 85156

SSC 4157
Office Hours
Fall: M 2:30 - 3:20 PM & 5:30 - 6:00 PM &
TH 11:30 - 12:30 PM & 2:30 - 3:00 PM
Winter: TU 1:30 - 2:30 PM & W 2:30 - 3:30 PM (or by appointment)

Research
International Security, Canadian Defence, Foreign Policy, NATO, Peacekeeping

Teaching
International Relations, International Security, International Relations Theory


Laura Stephenson

Stephenson

Associate Professor
Co-Director, Political Behaviour Research Group
lstephe8@uwo.ca
519-661-2111 X 85164

SSC 4228
Office Hours
Fall:  TH 1:00 - 3:00 PM (or by appointment)
Winter:  W 1:00 - 3:00 PM (or by appointment)

Research
Political Behaviour, Elections, Institutions, Comparative Economy, Canadian Politics, Experimental Political Science

Teaching
Canadian Politics, Voting Behaviour, Methodology


Zack Taylor

Zack Taylor

Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
zack.taylor@uwo.ca
519-661-2111 X 85169

SSC 4166
Office Hours
W 10:30 - 11:30 AM (or by appointment)

Research
Canadian and Comparative Politics and Public Policymaking, Contemporary and Historical Development of Multi-level Governance and Planning of North American Cities, Political and Electoral Geography


Richard Vernon

Vernon

Distinguished University Professor
ravernon@uwo.ca
519-661-2111 X 85166

SSC 4216
Office Hours
M 1:00 - 3:00 PM (or by appointment)

Research
Theories of Justice, Rights, Democracy, Pluralism and Obligation

Teaching
History of Political Thought, Contemporary Political Theory