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Research areas

The University of New Brunswick’s graduate program in political science can offer supervision across all the main sub-fields of the discipline, such as:

  • political theory
  • political economy
  • Canadian politics
  • comparative politics
  • international relations
  • gender and politics

Within these sub-fields, the specific areas in which faculty can provide graduate student supervision are as follows.

UNB Fredericton

Dr. David Bedford

  • ancient political theory
  • Hegel/Marx
  • American political theory
  • First Nations politics

Dr. Suzanne Hindmarch

  • global health
  • global security
  • international organizations (especially the United Nations) and global governance
  • peacekeeping
  • Africa and/in global politics
  • international relations theory, especially constructivist, feminist, and critical theory

Dr. Paul Howe

  • political participation and civic engagement, in both a Canadian and comparative context
  • youth engagement/disengagement
  • research on issues related to democratic institutions and reform (e.g. Parliament, parties, electoral reform, deliberative democracy)

Dr. Thom Workman

  • 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
  • the critical study of war

Dr. Donald Wright

  • Canadian politics, specifically, federalism, foreign policy and identity politics

Dr. Joanne Wright

  • feminist political thought and political theory more generally
  • contemporary gender politics (from raunch culture and sexual violence and the law to trans activism in Parliament)
  • the politics of rights and multiculturalism
  • early modern political thought and social contract theory

UNB Saint John

Dr. Joanna Everitt

  • gender and politics
  • Canadian politics
  • New Brunswick politics
  • political behaviour

Dr. Leslie Jeffrey

  • sex work policy
  • global human rights issues

Dr. JP Lewis

  • Canadian political institutions
  • Canadian public policy
  • cabinet; political executive
  • civic education

Dr. Hepzibah Muñoz-Martinez

  • 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
  • human rights (particularly enforced disappearances)

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