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Research in Progress Seminar (RIPS) - February 9, 2022

Panel on recently published books: Childhood in IR, Austerity and Paradox and Democracy

Jan 13, 2022

This is a panel discussion on three recently published books by faculty members of the Department of Political Science.

Catherine Frost is Associate Professor of Political Science at McMaster University, Canada. Her teaching and research interests are in political thought and history, including political community, nationalism and collective identity, as well as communications theory, literature and new media. Her research centers on questions of representation and justice, and asks how and why systems of representation are created and re-created, and how this reshapes politics. Before joining McMaster Frost held research fellowships at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and McGill University in Montreal, and before entering academia, she served as a policy advisor in the Ontario government and a communications advisor in the private sector.

Marshall Beier is Professor of Political Science at McMaster University and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Critical Studies on Security. In his current research, he investigates intersections of childhoods and militarism, issues of children’s rights and political subjecthood across various settings, visual and affective economies of children in abject circumstances, and imagined childhood as a technology of global governance. He is active with the McMaster Children and Youth University and conducts research into similar programs internationally. His publications include The Militarization of Childhood: Thinking Beyond the Global South, ed. (2014); Childhood and the Production of Security, ed. (2017); Discovering Childhood in International Relations, ed. (2020); and, with Jana Tabak, Childhoods in Peace and Conflict, eds. (2021).

Stephen McBride is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Public Policy and Globalization in the Department of Political Science at McMaster University. Recent publications have focused on the politics of austerity after the Global Financial Crisis, and the negative consequences of neoliberalism for democratic governance. Current research interests include the role of the state in the context of a declining liberal international order, the challenge to democratic government posed by neoliberal globalization, and the impact of multiple crises --  environment, health, economic, security – on everyday life and futures.


DATE: Wednesday, February 9, 2022
TIME: 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST
WHERE: LRW 1003, Community Room

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All are welcome to attend this FREE session.