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Elections 2021 Expertise

Posted by Communications and Marketing on July 16, 2021 in News

Below you will find a list of faculty at Dal who can provide commentary on various topics and issues that will be top of mind during the 2021 federal and Nova Scotia provincial elections. 

General Election Coverage

Dalhousie Expert:
  Robert Huish, Associate Professor, Undergraduate Advisor, Department of International Development Studies
Research Specialties: Global health, North Korea, Cuban development, activism and social justice
Contact: huish@dal.ca or 902-494-2979

Dalhousie Expert: Katherine Fierlbeck, Chair, Department of Political Science. 
Research Specialties: Canadian political thought, Canadian social union, comparative health policy, health care politics, healthcare governance, human rights (theory, institutions, politics), network governance, new or experimental governance.
Contact: K.Fierlbeck@dal.ca or 902-494-6631

Dalhousie Expert: Leah Sarson, Assistant Professor, Political Science
Research Specialties: International relations, Indigenous global politics, Canadian foreign policy, Arctic studies, and gender and international relations
Contact: Leah.Sarson@dal.ca or 902 494 6611

Dalhousie Expert: Dr. Brian Bow, Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science.
Research Specialties: Policy coordination, US foreign policy, Canada-US relations, North America, International security and defence policy, Network governance.
Contact: brian.bow@dal.ca

Dalhousie Expert: Dr. Lori Turnbull, Director, School of Public Administration.
Research Specialties: Canadian parliamentary governance, Political ethics, Elections, Electoral systems, Public engagement
Contact: lturnbul@dal.ca

Homelessness and Housing

Dalhousie Expert: Dr. Jeff Karabanow, Associate Director and Professor, School of Social Work, Department of International Development Studies, College of Sustainability, School of Health and Human Performance.
Research Specialties: Homelessness and poverty, Housing, Globalization, International social work, Organization theory, Political economics, Homelessness and trauma, Street youth, Street culture, Trauma and homelessness.
Contact:  jeff.karabanow@dal.ca or 902-449-1426

Racism, Equity and Social Justice 

Dalhousie Expert: Dr. Timothy Bryan, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology.
Research Specialties: Policing, hate crime, race and racism, criminal justice diversity and multiculturalism.
Contact: t.bryan@dal.ca

Dalhousie Expert: Dr. Ajay Parasram, Assistant Professor, Department of International Development Studies, Department of History
Research Specialties: Colonial, Postcolonial, and decolonial studies, modern/colonial South Asia, Global Development and political economy, global history and international relations, and political ontology and pluriversality
Contact: parasram@dal.ca or 902-494-2167/902-789-5711

Economic Impacts and Policies  

Dalhousie Expert: Dr. Lars Osberg, Professor, Department of Economics, DALVision – Academic Innovation. 
Research Specialties: Labour economics, Income and wealth distribution.
Contact: Lars.Osberg@Dal.Ca or 902-579-9486


Dalhousie Expert: Dr. Boris Worm, Professor, Department of Biology
Research topics:Marine biology
Contact:bworm@dal.ca or 902-210-8330

Please note -  it is at the faculty members discretion if they have availability to accommodate an interview.