Our Faculty


David Black Lester B.
Pearson Professor of International
Development Studies
E-Mail (902) 494-6638


Brian Bow Director, Centre for the Study of Security and Development
On leave until July 2019
E-Mail (902) 494-6629
Katherine Fierlbeck Graduate Coordinator
Professor of Political Science
E-Mail         (902) 494-6631
Robert Finbow Deputy Director, Jean Monnet European Union Centre of Excellence E-Mail         (902) 494-6606

Associate Professors

Peter Arthur   E-Mail (902) 494-6630
Louise Carbert   E-Mail (902) 494-6628
Margaret Denike On leave until July 2019
E-Mail (902) 494-6298
Kristin Good On leave until February 2019 E-mail (902) 494-1944
Anders Hayden Undergraduate Advisor, CSSD acting Director E-Mail (902) 494-6602
Lori Turnbull   E-Mail (902) 494-6605
Ruben Zaiotti Director, Jean Monnet European Union Centre of Excellence E-Mail (902) 494-6609

Assistant Professors

Marcella Firmini
LTA E-Mail (902) 494-4587   
Leah Sarson

Part-Time Faculty

Larissa Atkison   E-Mail  
Jenny Baechler
David Banoub   E-Mail  
Gregg French
Ann Griffiths   E-Mail (902) 494-6603
Steve Holloway
Matthew MacLellan   E-Mail  
Susan Manning
Carlos Pessoa   E-Mail  
Heather Smith   E-Mail  

** Mail for part-time faculty can be sent to Room 301, Henry Hicks Building, 6299 South St.

Professors Emeriti

Robert Boardman Dalhousie University
David M. Cameron Dalhousie University                             
James Eayrs                                
Jennifer Smith Dalhousie University    
Denis Stairs Dalhousie University    
Gilbert Winham   
Dalhousie University    

Adjunct & Cross-Appointment Professors

Florian Bail
Dalhousie University (Retired)
Juergen Habermas and Hannah Arendt, Deliberative Democracy, German Foreign Policy
Sharon Batt
Independent Scholar and Writer
Ethical issues in health policy
James Bickerton
St. Francis Xavier University
Canadian and comparative federalism and regionalism, Canadian party and electoral politics
Paul Brown
Dalhousie University (Retired)
Public administration
John Cameron
Dalhousie University, International Development Studies
Advocacy strategies of Civil Society Organizations; Public Engagement strategies and representations of ‘development’ in the global North; Cosmopolitan theory and global citizenship  
Susan Dodd
University of King's College
History of Western culture, politics of memory, critical theory (literary and political), technology and culture
Maya Eichler
Mount St. Vincent University
Gender integration and secual violence in the CAF, veterans' policy, and the transition from military to civilian life in Canada
Samar El-Masri
King's College at Western University
Middle East politics, ethinic conflict and resolution, human rights, women's rights
Ann Griffiths  
Dalhousie University
Security and defence, human rights, peacebuilding, democratization and federalism
Kristi Kenyon
University of Winnipeg
The role that non-governmental organisations play in promoting, protecting and interpreting human rights
Simon Kow
University of King's College
Early modern political thought, history of political thought, western conceptions of East Asia, East Asian thought and culture, early modern piracy
Eric Lerhe
Dalhousie University
Defence policy, NATO, the 3 dimensional approach, and general naval issues
Jamie Levin
St. Francis Xavier University
International Relations and Political Theory
Nissim Mannathukkaren
Dalhousie University, International Development Studies
Left and communist movements, Development and democracy; Politics of popular culture; Marxist and postcolonial theories
Dan Middlemiss
Dalhousie University (Retired)
International security, contemporary civil-military relations, Canadian defence, Canadian maritime policy
Ajay Parasram
Dalhousie University
Colonial, Postcolonial and Decolonial studies, Global Development and political economy, Modern and colonial South Asia, Global history and International relations
Neil Robertson
University of King's College
Contemporary political thought, Early Modern political thought, the shaping of Modernity in Early Modern Europe
Jean-Francois Savard
École nationale d'administration publique
Federal and provincial governments aboriginal policies, Relation between Indigenous people and Canadian Armed Forces, Gambling policies, Policy coherence, Text mining
Donald Savioe
Universite de Moncton
Canadian Public Administration; public policies; economic development
Timothy Shaw
University of Massachusetts Boston
International Political Economy, Human Development and Human Security, African and Caribbean Region
Deborah Stienstra
University of Guelph
Disability history (eugenics and bioethics), Geography of disability, Disabled women’s issues, Disabled People’s access to primary health care, Disability and the media 
Shelly Whitman
Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative
Child soldiers, peace, human security, development, and international institutions