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Research areas

UNB's graduate program in political science can offer supervision in the following sub-fields:

  • Canadian Politics
  • International Relations
  • Comparative Politics
  • Gender and Politics
  • Political Economy
  • Political Theory

Within these subfields, these are our faculty members’ areas of research expertise and the specific topics that they are able to supervise:

UNB Fredericton

Dr. Suzanne Hindmarch can supervise student research in: global health and the politics of infectious disease response; global security; international organizations (especially the United Nations); peacekeeping; and international relations theory, especially constructivist, feminist, and critical theory.

Dr. Paul Howe’s areas of research supervision include political participation and civic engagement, in a both a Canadian and comparative context. Youth engagement/disengagement is a particular interest. He also supervises research on issues related to democratic institutions and reform (e.g. Parliament, parties, electoral reform, deliberative democracy).

Dr. Ted McDonald can supervise student research in: population and public health, health policy, immigration, demography, labour markets and related fields, particularly if they involve quantitative empirical analysis and evaluation.

Dr. Heather Millar can supervise student research in climate, energy, and environmental politics; Canadian public policy including provincial and urban policy; public engagement; social acceptance of new technologies; and policy process theory, including policy feedback and learning.

Dr. Antulio Rosales can supervise students interested in: international/comparative political economy; resource extraction; energy politics; Latin American politics; emerging technologies; development theory and practice.

Dr. Thom Workman can supervise in the areas of 20th century political theory including the Frankfurt School, radical political economy, North American political economy, Marxism and the left, politics and music, experimental political communities and the critical study of war.

Dr. Donald Wright can supervise students interested in Canadian politics, specifically, federalism, foreign policy, and identity politics.

Dr. Joanne Wright provides supervision in the areas of feminist political thought and political theory more generally, as well as in contemporary gender politics (from raunch culture and sexual violence and the law to trans activism in Parliament), and the politics of rights and multiculturalism. She also supervises students in early modern political thought and social contract theory.

UNB Saint John

Dr. Joanna Everitt can supervise students in the areas of gender and politics, identity politics, Canadian politics, New Brunswick Politics, political communications, voting and elections and political behaviour.

Dr. Leslie Jeffrey’s areas of research supervision are gender and international relations, sex work policy, and global human rights issues.

Dr. JP Lewis can supervise students interested in: Canadian political institutions; Canadian public policy; Canadian Cabinet governance ; the Canadian political executive; civic education.

Dr. Hepzibah Muñoz-Martinez can supervise student research in: Latin American politics; urban politics; the global politics of violence; the political economy of drug trafficking; the US – Mexico border; politics of trade, international production and finance; and human rights (particularly enforced disappearances).

Contact Dr. Suzanne Hindmarch, the director of graduate studies, for more information.