Theory and the City

How many people do International Relations (IR) for a living in Canada’s Capital Region?  To come up with an estimate, we counted full-time faculty who work in this semi-autonomous field of study at four universities in Ottawa and the neighbouring city of Gatineau: Carleton University, the University of Ottawa, St. Paul University and Université du Québec en Outaouais.

For the purposes of this particular count, ‘doing IR’ means:

(i)  teaching classes in IR or its corollary fields, such as ‘international affairs’ and ‘global studies’; as well as

(ii)  frequenting International Studies Association (ISA) annual conventions and/or publishing in journals identified as ‘IR’ by Thomson-Reuters ISI Citation Index (comprising about 80 English-language journals) or in French-language journals such as Critique internationale, Cultures & Conflits, Études internationales, Politique étrangère and Revue internationale et stratégique.

Using this method, our tally comes to 67 individuals.  No doubt this is an underestimate, as we did not include faculty in anthropology, economics, geography, history, law, sociology, women’s studies (and so on) who work on the international and/or global aspects of their respective disciplines.

It would also be great to have a list that includes adjunct, part-time, sessional, and visiting faculty, research fellows, public servants-in-residence, post-doctoral and graduate students, and many other people who are doing IR in Ottawa-Gatineau. You are invited to help us compile such a list. As joint coordinators of the International Theory Network (ITN), we are interested in creating different IR lists for the CIPS website. In the meantime, we hope that this partial list will serve as a handy resource to students and others interested in knowing who ‘does’ things international and/or global in the region’s universities.

Our 67 IR specialists are listed below in alphabetical order of their university and department (school or program), and in alphabetical order of last name.

You are also invited to help us make this list more accurate. We apologize to those who fit our operational definitions but who have been inadvertently left off the list; please contact us to introduce yourself.  And if your name appears below but you would rather not be associated with this imagined community for any reason, please let us know.

a) Université du Québec en Outaouais

Département des sciences sociales (6)

Bizimana, Aimé-Jules
Collombat, Thomas
della Faille de Leverghem, Dimitri
Laberge, Martin
Levy, Charmain
Loum, Ndiaga


b) Carleton University

Department of Political Science (15)

Darby, Tom
Germain, Randall
Hurrelmann, Achim
Jackson, Robert
Jaeger, Hans-Martin
MacDonald, Laura
Milner, James
Paltiel, Jeremy
Rajaee, Farhang
Robinson, Fiona
Rojas, Cristina
Schmidt, Brian
Sucharov, Mira
Walters, William
Williams, Glen

Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (10)

Carment, David
Daudelin, Jean
Findlay, Trevor
Hampson, Fen O.
Littlewood, Jez
Long, David
Mendeloff, David
Percival, Valerie
Saideman, Stephen
Weibust, Inger


c) Saint Paul University

Conflict Studies Programme (4)

Bradley, Megan
Eaton, Heather
Parent, Genevieve
Rioux, Jean-François


d) University of Ottawa

Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (11)

Abrahamsen, Rita
Gheciu, Alexandra
Jones, Peter
Lagassé, Philippe
Leblond, Patrick
Massie, Justin
Musu, Costanza
Paris, Roland
Vucetic, Srdjan
Williams, Michael C.
Zuercher, Christoph

School of International Development and Global Studies (8)

Baranyi, Stephen
Beaudet, Pierre
Desrosiers, Marie-Ève
Flórez-Malagón, Alberto
Haslam, Paul
Régnier, Philippe
Spronk, Susan
Zyla, Benjamin

School of Political Studies (13)

Best, Jacqueline
Brown, Stephen
Grondin, David
de Larrinaga, Miguel
Massicotte, Marie-Josée
McMillan, Kevin
Paterson, Matthew
Paquerot, Sylvie
Pellerin, Hélène
Salter, Mark
Saurette, Paul
Shah, Nisha
Turenne-Sjolander, Claire

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