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Faculty and Staff


Chris Anderson
Associate Professor and Sussex Program Co-ordinator

Jörg Broschek
Associate Professor
Canada Research Chair in Comparative Federalism and Multilevel Governance

Andrea M. Brown
Associate Professor
Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Associate Director, The Tshepo Institute for the Study of Contemporary Africa

Alistair Edgar
Associate Professor
Executive Director, Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS)

Patricia Goff
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science

Dejan Guzina
Associate Professor

Derek Hall
Associate Professor

Thomas O. Hueglin


Barry Kay
Associate Professor

Loren King
Associate Professor

Phaedra Klodner

Rianne Mahon
CIGI Chair in Comparative and Social Policy

John Milloy
Assistant Professor of Public Ethics (Waterloo Lutheran Seminary)
Co-director, Centre for Public Ethics (Waterloo Lutheran Seminary)

Audra Mitchell
Associate Professor
CIGI Chair in Global Governance and Ethics

Andrea Perrella
Associate Professor
Director, Laurier Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy

Jason Roy
Associate Professor

Kim Rygiel
Associate Professor
Graduate Officer

Yasmine Shamsie
Associate Professor

Brian Tanguay

Debora VanNijnatten

Professors Emeriti

Steven Brown
Associate Professor Emeritus

Rhoda Howard-Hassmann
Professor Emeritus

John McMenemy
Professor Emeritus

Toivo Miljan
Professor Emeritus

Rod Preece
Professor Emeritus


Sherry Palmer
Senior Administrative Assistant

2016/17 Representatives to the Department

  • Undergraduate Students: Abdi Issa and Karyn Kipper
  • Graduate Students: TBA
  • Contract Academic Staff: TBA

Departmental Contacts by Topic

  • For academic advising, cross-registration, letters of permission, departmental permissions, and exchange and co-op information: Andrea Brown and Chris Anderson (Sussex program)
  • For adding/dropping courses, course availability, and registration procedures: Sherry Palmer
  • For extensions and midterm exam deferrals: your course instructor
  • For graduate program inquiries: Yasmine Shamsie

Contact Us:

E: Political Science
T: 519.884.0710 x3374
Office Location: DAWB 4-120

Office Hours:

Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to noon; 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Graduate Officer

E: Yasmine Shamsie

Undergraduate Program Coordinator

E: Andrea Brown

Office Hours:

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