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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 8-9, 2019 in Hamilton, Ontario and is entitled Mapping the Global Dimensions of Policy 8: Global Policy and the Discontented.

Learn more about this conference

Research in Progress Seminar Series

Research in Progress Seminar Series

Fall 2019 Research in Progress Seminar Series, hosted by the Department of Political Science, McMaster University

Monday, September 30 2:30 - 4:00 LRW-1003

  • Free Labor/Freed Labor: The Case for an Abolition Political Economy
    Robbie Shilliam, John’s Hopkins University

Wednesday, November 6 2:30 - 4:00 LRW 3001

  • How Do We Track Everyday Gendered Militarization?
    Cynthia Enloe, Clark University

Thursday, November 14 2:30 - 4:00 KTH 709

  • Boats, Borders and Containment at Sea: Stand-off Politics and EU Migration Governance in the Central Mediterranean
    Mike Gordon, McMaster University

Other talks associated with the Department in 2019:

Fall 2019 Socrates Talks

Tuesday, September 5

  • Future of the Commons
    Dustin Garrick

Friday, October 4

  • Democracy and the Poor
    Andreas Kalyvas

Wednesday, November 6

  • Patriarchy in International Politics
    Cynthia Enloe