Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in the PSGSA’s first annual graduate conference! It was a great day and a great success! Stay tuned for the publication of conference proceedings.

The Politics of Borders and Belonging at Home & Abroad

May 6 2016

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Erin Tolley  on her new book, Framed: Media and the Coverage of Race in Canadian Politics

The Political Studies Graduate Student Association (PSGSA) is hosting a one-day graduate student conference centered on the ever-timely theme of The Politics of Borders and Belonging at Home and Abroad. This inaugural annual conference will be held on May 6, 2016, with support from the Department of Political Studies. Graduate students from across the social sciences will present their papers on panels organized by subject to generate dialogue between the presenters, and between the panelists and the audience. Dr. Erin Tolley is the keynote speaker who will address the conference theme of “borders and belonging” in both the Canadian and the international context. This is the first graduate student conference hosted by the PSGSA and the intention is for the conference to become an annual event, eventually attracting graduate student scholars from across Canada.

Preliminary Schedule:

April 21 Schedule copy

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