Master of Arts
The Department of Political Science at UBC is a vibrant and diverse community of scholars, students, and alumni. We are committed to research and teaching excellence. Our faculty members are leaders and innovators in the key subfields of our discipline: International Relations, Comparative Politics, Political Theory, Canadian Politics, and US Politics.
Our Graduate Program is one of the best in North America. We bring together innovative students and faculty who are thought leaders in the Political Science community. We are a hub for ground-breaking research, and we are focused on providing high quality graduate education with an emphasis on scholarship and the preparation of future professionals and academics. We are proud to see many of our PhDs in faculty positions and in successful careers throughout the world. We value collaboration and collegiality, and we strive to create an atmosphere of trust, respect, and professional courtesy to ensure a diverse intellectual community.
|Arneil, Barbara||Identity politics, history of political thought|
|Baier, Gerald||Canadian politics, federalism, constitutional law, courts, federal-provincial relations, Constitution, federalism and public law in Canada|
|Baum, Bruce||Political Culture, Society and Ideology; critical social theory; feminist theory; critical hermeneutics; issues of cross-cultural interpretation; American political thought and cultural politics; political theories of Mill and Marx; philosophy of political inquiry; liberal and democratic theory|
|Byers, Michael||Political science; international law; International Cooperation; Arctic; international relations; oceans; space; war|
|Cameron, Maxwell||Political science; Political Regimes (Democracy, Monarchy, Federalism, Parliamentarism, etc.); Social Organization and Political Systems; Comparative Politics; Democratization; Latin America; Practical wisdom|
|Chowdhury, Arjun||Failed states, intervention, civil war, autocrats, revolution.|
|Coleman, Katharina Pichler||International organizations, international relations, international security/peace operations, interntional rules, noms and legitimacy, sun-Saharan Africa|
|Coulthard, Glen||First Nations politics – national; political theory|
|Cruz, Cesi||political economy, focusing on the interplay between electoral incentives and development outcomes in consolidating democracies. Her research uses quantitative and qualitative methods, social network analysis, surveys, and field experiments|
|Cutler, Frederick||Canadian Politics, Political Parties, Elections, Public Opinion, Political Psychology, Research Methodology and Statistics, Contemporary Political and Democratic Theory, American Politics|
|Dauvergne, Peter||Refugee law, Immigration law, citizenship law, Global governance and emerging powers, environmental politics, asian|
|Doberstein, Carey||Political science and policy administration; Agencies and arms-length bodies in Canada; Public servant behavior in Canada; How citizens engage with government as part of local consultations and public engagement; Homelessness (politics, governance, policy)|
|Ellermann, Antje||Political science; Migrations, Populations, Cultural Exchanges; Migratory Flows; Public Policies; Identity and Transnationality; Role of Governments and Institutions; Comparative Public Policy; Migration and Citizenship|
|Harrison, Kathryn||Canadian politics, environmental politics, environmental policy, climate change, global warming, climate change policy, Canadian public policy|
|Huebner, Kurt||European integration; euro and global currency regimes; international trade and fdi; sustainability and innovation policies; global macroeconomics;European politics, Money and currency regimes, politics and economics of European integration as well as on contradictions and complementarities of sustainability and international competitiveness|
|Jacobs, Alan Michael||Political science; Social Organization and Political Systems; economic inequality; Political economy; public opinion; Public Policy; Research Methodology|
|Janara, Laura||Language and symbolism especially in gendered and familial thinking, politcal theory|
|Jeong, Gyung-Ho||Political science; Social Organization and Political Systems; Congress; Foreign Policy; Immigration Policy; Legislative Politics; Public Choice; Trade Policy; US politics|
|Job, Brian||international relations of Asia Pacific countries, especially political/security matters; Canadian political/security interests and policies vis-a-vis Asia, International security, liu institute|
|Jurkevics, Anna||critical theory, democratic theory, and the history of German political thought|
|Kam, Christopher||Nature and evolution of parliamentary democracy, historical development of institutions|
|La Selva, Samuel||Political theory, legal philosophy|
|Li, Xiaojun||international and comparative political economy with a focus on China; Does Conditionality Still Work? China|
|Lightfoot, Sheryl||First Nations, international relations|
|Ostwald, Kai||comparative politics; ethnic politics, public policy, and the politics of development|
|Price, Richard||Political science; International Cooperation; Ethics and World Politics; Global Norms; international relations; International Relations Theory; Moral Psychology|
|Quirk, Paul||United States Politics, US Politics, American Politics, Congress, Presidency, US elections, US politics|
|Sundstrom, Lisa||nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), global activism, human rights, Democratization, authoritarianism, civil society, Russian/ post-Communist politics, Western aid, and NGOs in global politics|
|Tiberghien, Yves||Political science; global politics|
|Tupper, Allan||Canadian Politics, Western Canadian Politics, Government Ethics, Public Administration, Canadian Politics and Government, Public Management, Public Policy and Western Canadian politics|
|Warren, Mark||Democratic theory|
|Weaver, Michael||Politics of violence; Ethnic politics and media; Causes and consequences of ethnic violence; Lynching; Legitimacy of state and non-state violence|
|Wright, Matthew||Political psychology; Political behaviour; immigration; Immigration Policy; migration; public opinion; National identity; American politics; Comparitive politics|
|Zhou, Yang-Yang||Political science; Comparative Politics; Conflict; Development; Experiments; migration; National identity; refugees|
Due to his well-deserved retirement next year, Professor Brian Job taught his last undergraduate Political Science class this week! His distinguished teaching career began in 1974 at the University of Minnesota, and he has been teaching since 1989 at UBC. Dr. Job has been a highly popular and...
UBC Political Science has sent out Rich Transcripts for our Major and Honours program graduates in 2020. Rich Transcripts provide our students with an innovative presentation of the skills they developed and the kinds of work they did in their Political Science courses. The department hopes this...
UBC Political Science Professor Antje Ellermann is the head of the newly announced UBC Centre for Migration Studies that will support innovative migration research, knowledge mobilization and teaching and learning at UBC and internationally.
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