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Clusters and Interdisciplinary Networks

Research Clusters

While the department covers all the main fields in Political Science, we also have research expertise and knowledge in the following research clusters. Visit the following research clusters for more information on the faculty members who teach and conduct research in these specific areas, and the types of projects currently being conducted in the department.

Interdisciplinary Networks & Research Projects

Aside from the different research clusters within the Department of Political Science, our faculty members also lead and/or are actively involved in the following interdisciplinary networks in McMaster University:

Research SNAPS

Research SNAPS:

To learn more about the research we do in Political Science, browse our research snaps. Snaps are short, readable summaries of what we do, what we discover, and why it matters.


View some of our department ResearchSNAPS

Fullbright Canada Visiting Research Chair

Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chairs

Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chairs are pre-arranged affiliations to host exceptional scholars who conduct research important to that university. Partner universities are excited to welcome the Fulbright Visiting Chairs into campus life and encourage them to engage with students and faculty, and the broader community. You can guest lecture at university courses, mentor students, lecture in public venues, network, and promote your research, while representing the Fulbright program, and your home and host institutions.

Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chair

Mapping the Global Dimensions of Policy


Mapping the Global Dimensions of Policy Conference

The Department of Political Science at McMaster University, in conjunction with the Canada Research Chair in Public Policy and Globalization, Institute for Globalization and the Human Condition, Engineering and Public Policy Program,  the Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging, and the Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis cordially invites graduate students to the eighth Graduate Conference on the Internationalization of Public Policy. The conference will be held March 11-13, 2021 in Hamilton, Ontario and is entitled Mapping the Global Dimensions of Policy 10: Building Beyond Uncertainty.

Learn more about this conference

Research in Progress Seminar Series

Research in Progress Seminar Series

Winter 2020 Research in Progress Seminar Series, hosted by the Department of Political Science, McMaster University

Thursday, January 23 2:30 - 4:00 KTH 709

  • Exploring Core-Periphery Subjectivities: Transnational Advocacy Networks and Environmental NGOs in India. 
    Roomana Hukil, McMaster University

Wednesday, February 5 2:30 - 4:00 KTH 709

  • Vattel’s concept of states’ interests and the foundations of the global legal and institutional order
    Catherine Frost and Rebekah Pullen, McMaster University

Thursday, March 5 2:30 - 4:00 LRW 5001

Panel on recently published books

  • Inder Marwah: Liberalism, Diversity and Domination: Kant, Mill and the Government of Difference (Cambridge University Press, 2019)
  • Peter Nyers: Irregular Citizenship, Immigration, and Deportation (Routledge, 2019)
  • Robert O’Brien: Labour Internationalism in the Global South: The SIGTUR Initiative (Cambridge University Press, 2019)

Other talks associated with the Department in 2019:

Winter 2020

Sunday, February 9

Friday, March 6

  • Illiberalism and Insurgent Politics: Connecting Hong Kong, Kashmir, and the Philippines.

Monday, March 13

Wednesday, April 22