Our Experts

Haussman, Melissa

Melissa Haussman is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Carleton. She teaches in both the US and comparative North American fields. Her research focuses on women’s access to political power in North America. It has centered on women’s ability to gender public policy and related debates, especially on reproductive rights and health care systems. She is particularly interested in the roles played by federalism and supranational mechanisms in affording either opportunities or barriers to women’s policy successes.

Carleton University


Evans, Jennifer

Jennifer Evans is Professor in the Department of History at the University of Carleton. A historian of contemporary Germany, her expertise includes transnational histories of sexuality, social memory, and visual culture. She also works on the history of populism and authoritarianism, especially as it evolves in social media and memory. Professor Evans has written books and articles on sexual subcultures in the aftermath of WWII, co-edited two books on same-sex sexuality, and another on the history of documentary photography. These […]

University of Carleton


Subramanian, Narendra

Narendra Subramanian is a Professor of Political Science at McGill University. He studies the politics of nationalism, ethnicity, religion, gender, caste, and race in a comparative perspective, focusing primarily on India. Subramanian’s first book (Ethnicity and Populist Mobilization: Political Parties, Citizens and Democracy in South India, Oxford University Press, 1999) examined why the mobilization of intermediate and lower status groups through discourses of language and caste by the Dravidian parties reinforced democracy and tolerance in Tamil Nadu, South India. A revised […]

McGill University


Hashemi, Mehdi

Mehdi Hashemi is currently working towards a PhD in political science with a focus in international relations and comparative politics. He holds a BA from the Azad University of Tehran and an MA in Political Science from the University of Victoria. His work is focused on forced migration as well as construction and implications of refugee crisis. His other research interests include international security, Islamic movements, radicalization, and foreign fighter recruitment. Research Interests: International Relations, Migration, Refugees and refugeehood, International […]

University of Victoria


Celikates, Robin

Robin Celikates is a Professor of Social Philosophy and Anthropology D.D. of the “Center for Humanities and Social Change” at the Free University of Berlin. His research primarily focuses on critical theory, social philosophy, and political philosophy.   Research Interests: Critical theory; Social philosophy; Political philosophy; Theory of democracy

Free University of Berlin


Junes, Tom

Tom Junes is currently a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. He as a PhD in History from the KU Leuven in Belgium and has held postdoctoral fellowships in Poland, Austria, Hungary, Finland, Germany, Bulgaria and Italy. His research interests include Eastern European history and politics, Cold War history, the history of youth and student movements, and the history of the European Left. He is the author of Student Politics in Communist Poland: Generations of […]

European University Institute


Owen, David

David Owen is  a Professor of Social and Political Philosophy within the School of Economic, Social and Political Sciences at the University of Southampton. He holds a PhD from Durham University. His expertise is in ethics, philosophy, and democratic theory. Owen’s current research focuses on the ethics of politics and migration. Research Interests: Political theory, Philosophy, Ethics, and Migration and refugees

University of Southampton


Thomassen, Lasse

Lasse Thomassen is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow in thein the Department of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen, and Reader in the School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary University of London. He is the author of Deconstructing Habermas (2007) and British Multiculturalism and the Politics of Representation (2017). He is currently working on deconstruction, the category of representation and new forms of radical politics. Research Interests: Democratic representation, Radical politics, and Political theory

Queen Mary University of London


Wesley, Jared

Jared Wesley is a pracademic – a practicing political scientist and former bureaucrat — whose career path to an Associate Professor role in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta has included senior management positions in the Government of Alberta. He is also Associate Chair (Graduate), Faculty of Arts for the Political Science Department at University of Alberta. He studies the intersection of political culture and public policy, with a special focus on conservatism and populism. He […]

University of Alberta


Sayfutdinova, Alina

Alina Sayfutdinova is a PhD student in the Department of Political Science at Carleton University. Her research focuses on the theoretical basis of International Relations and Public Policy. She also holds an MA in European studies from Carleton University. Her Master’s research focused on Securitization Theory and EU discourse on energy relations with Russia. She also holds a BA (Hon.) in Politics and Governance from Ryerson University. Research Interests: International Relations, Public Policy, Defence and Security, and EU-Russia Relations

Carleton University


Thorlakson, Lori

Dr. Lori Thorlakson is Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta where she has held a Jean Monnet Chair and was the founding director of the European Union Centre of Excellence. She is currently vice-president of ECSA-C.  Her research interests include party competition in multilevel systems, and democratic development in the post-communist member states of the European Union and energy transition. Research Interests: Comparative Politics, Comparative Federalism, Democracy, and Post-Communist Eastern Europe

University of Alberta


Johnston, Richard

Richard Johnston (PhD Stanford) is a Professor Emeritus from the University of British Columbia. He held the Canada Research Chair in Public Opinion, Elections, and Representation until his retirement on 30 June 2020. He continues to be affiliated with the Institute for European Studies. He also taught at the University of Toronto, the California Institute of Technology, Harvard University (Mackenzie King chair, 1994-5), and the University of Pennsylvania. He held visiting fellowships at Queen’s University at Kingston, the Mannheimer Zentrum für […]

University of British Columbia


Levy, Charmain

Charmain Levy, PhD and DEA in Anthropology and Sociology of Politics (2000) from the University of Paris VIII, Masters at the University of Paris III in sociology with a specialisation in Latin American Studies; and Hon. BA at York University in political science (international relations and comparative politics). She was a full Professor at the University of Outaouais from 2005 to 2016, teaching International Development. In 2016, she became dean of research at UQO. She is a specialist in Latin […]

University of Outaouais


Rousseau, Emmanuelle

Emmanuelle Rosseau is a PhD student at the Centre on International Peace and Security (CEPSI) and Centre in International Studies and Research at the University of Montreal (CERIUM). Her current research focus is contestation practices by the Russian permanent representation at the OSCE. Currently, she is also a Junior Fellow at the Defence and Security Foresight Group at the University of Waterloo. She holds a BA in Russian studies from the University of Toulouse Jean Jaures. She also holds an MA […]

University of Montreal


Williams, Michael

Michael Williams is a Professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and holds the University Research Chair in Global Political Thought at the University of Ottawa. His primary research interests are in International Relations theory and security studies. His previous research examines the influence of classic political theory in IR by emphasizing the evolution of realism. His current research focuses on the impact of radical conservative movements, a global right, on international order and foreign policy. Prior […]

University of Ottawa


Gheciu, Alexandra

Alexandra Gheciu is a Professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, and Associate Director of the Centre for International Policy Studies. Her research interests are in the fields of international security, international institutions, Euro-Atlantic relations, global governance and the liberal order, the Global Right, state (re)building, and International Relations theory.    Alexandra’s publications include, in addition to articles in leading academic journals, several books: NATO in the ‘’New Europe’: The Politics of International Socialization After the Cold […]

University of Ottawa

Network on Democracy

This group of scholars reflects the collaboration of the “Canada Europe Dialogue on Democracy” project and the “Populism and its Effects on Liberal Democracy: Minority Rights and Freedom of Speech” project. We connect scholars with wider public audiences through public events, webinars, video interviews, media outreach, blogs, mentorship of policy memos, and an open access database

Migration Experts

The project Canada Europe Dialogue on Migration: Cross-Border Mobility and the European Union Refugee Crisis – CEDoM” brought together a multi-disciplinary expert group in the field of the governance of borders and migration. It promoted exchange between Canada and the EU in scholarly and broader public debates with the aim to expand the knowledge of European integration through the lens of migration and border studies in Canada.

Memory Politics Group

This Network reflects the collaboration between the Jean Monnet Network “European Memory Politics:  Populism, Nationalism and the Challenges to a European Memory Culture 2019-2023” . The Network is a partnership between the Center for Global Studies (CFGS) at the University of Victoria and the Institute for Political Studies (IEP) at the University of Strasbourg  (France), the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań  (Poland) and the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Faculty of Social Sciences in Budapest (Hungary).