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Curriculum Vitae

I am a full professor in the Political Science Department at the University of Guelph, and served as Research Leadership Chair (2017-2020) for the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences. From 1999-2002, I was Assistant Visiting Professor at the École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (now ESCP-Europe), part of France’s Grande École system. From 2002-2007 I was a Lecturer, then Senior Lecturer in the Political Studies Department at the University of Otago, New Zealand.

I am active on three SSHRC grants:

My recent grants include:

  • “Indigenous People and the UN Genocide Convention: A Study of Indigenous Assimilation Policies in Canada” (SSHRCC Standard Research Grant 2009-13; value $97,165)
  • “Bi-Nationalism as a form of Aboriginal-Settler Reconciliation in a Multicultural Context: What Can Canada Learn from New Zealand’s Model of Power-Sharing?”  SSHRCC Insight Grant 2013-17; value $274,030)
  • “Transformative Memory: Strengthening an International Network” Co-Applicant on a SSHRCC Partnership Development Grant (Pilar Riano-Alcala at UBC is PI) 2018-21; value $197,690).
  • “Embodying Empathy: Fostering Historical Knowledge and Caring Through a Virtual Indian Residential School” Co-Applicant on a SSHRCC Partnership Development Grant (Andrew Woolford is PI) 2014-17; value $196,000).

Education and Degrees

  • 2001, PhD International Relations, London School of Economics
  • 1996, MA, Political Science University of Ottawa
  • 1995, BA High Honours, Political Science, Carleton University

Regular Teaching

POLS 3410 US: US Politics and Government
POLS 4720: Topics in International Relations
POLS 4770: Advanced Lecture in International Relations
POLS 6000 / 6950: MA and PhD Core Course in Comparative Politics
POLS : PhD Field Course in International Relations

Refereed Books Authored & Co-Authored

  • Introduction to Politics, Third Canadian Edition co-authored with R. Garner, P. Ferdinand and S. Lawson (Oxford University Press Canada, 2021).
  • Comparative Politics: Integrating Theories, Methods, and Cases, First Canadian Edition co-authored with T. Dickovick and J. Eastwood (Oxford University Press Canada, 2020).
  • The Sleeping Giant Awakens: Genocide, Indian Residential Schools, and the Challenge of Conciliation (University of Toronto Press, 2019).
  • Introduction to Politics, Second Canadian Edition co-authored with R. Garner, P. Ferdinand and S. Lawson (Oxford University Press Canada, 2016).
  • Introduction to Politics, First Canadian Edition co-authored with R. Garner, P. Ferdinand and S. Lawson (Oxford University Press Canada, 2012).
  • Thinking History, Fighting Evil: Neoconservatives and the Perils of Historical Analogy in American Politics (Lexington / Rowman & Littlefield; 2009).
  • Identity Politics in the Age of Genocide: The Holocaust and Historical Representation (Routledge, 2008).
  • Balkan holocausts? Serbian and Croatian Victim Centred Propaganda and the War in Yugoslavia (Manchester University Press, 2002).

Refereed Books Co-Edited

  • Populism and World Politics: Exploring Inter- and Transnational Dimensions, with  F.A. Stengel and D. Nabers (Palgrave MacMillan, 2019).
  • Europe in its Own Eyes, Europe in the Eyes of the Other, co-edited with Mary DeCoste (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2014) 322 pp.
  • The Bush Leadership, the Power of Ideas and the War on Terror, co-edited with Dirk Nabers and Robert G. Patman (Ashgate Press, 2012) 220 pp.
  • The Ethics of Foreign Policy, co-edited with R.G. Patman and B. Mason-Parker (Ashgate Press, 2007) 249 pp.

Peer Reviewed Journal Guest Edited

  • (Co-edited with Tricia E. Logan) 1 Special Issue, 1 Symposium of Genocide Studies and Prevention (University of Toronto Press) on Indigenous Genocide – the journal is rigorously peer reviewed and is the official journal of the International Association of Genocide Scholars.
  • Special Issue title: “Time, Movement, and Space: Genocide Studies and Indigenous Peoples” Volume 9, Issue 2  (2015).
  • Special Symposium (4 articles) title: “Genocide Studies, Colonization, and Indigenous Peoples” Volume 10, Issue 1 (2016).

Refereed Articles

  • “‘I Definitely Felt Like I Was There’: Enacting Empathy and Negotiating a Virtual Reality Indian Residential School” (co-authored with Andrew Woolford, Katherine Starzyk, Adam Muller, and Struan Sinclair) in AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples (in press for 2022)
  • “Are We Guilty of Genocide? Surveying Elected Officials in Canada on the Indian Residential Schools and their Aftermath” (co-authored with my PhD students Mark Mitchell and Brian Budd) Canadian Journal of Native Studies (in press and forthcoming 2022)
  • “Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission: Assessing context, process, and critiques,” In Griffith Law Review Vol. 29, No. 1 (2020), 1–24. DOI:
  • “Settler Silencing and the Killing of Colten Boushie: Naturalizing Colonialism in the Trial of Gerald Stanley,” In Settler Colonial Studies. (11 November, 2020) DOI:
  • “The United Nations as both Foe and Friend to Indigenous Peoples and Self-Determination,” co-authored with Sheryl Lightfoot in The UN: Friend or Foe of Self-determination? published by E-International Relations ( and edited by Jakob Avgustin, March 2020.
  • “Sovereignty, Indigeneity, and Biopower: The Carceral Trajectories of Canada’s Forced Removals of Indigenous Children and the Contemporary Prison System” co-authored with Jackie Gillis, reprinted in Directions (journal of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation) 2020, volume 8.
  • “Sovereignty, Indigeneity, and Biopower: The Carceral Trajectories of Canada’s Forced Removals of Indigenous Children and the Contemporary Prison System” (co-authored with my PhD student Jackie Gillis)  Sites: New Series · vol. 14, No. 1 (2017)
  • “Treaty Relations between Indigenous Peoples: Advancing Global Understandings of Self-Determination,” (co-authored with Sheryl Lightfoot) in New Diversities vol. 19, No. 2 (2017) pp 25-39.
  • “Do We Need Kiwi Lessons in Biculturalism? Considering the Usefulness of Aotearoa/New Zealand’s Pākehā Identity in Re-Articulating Indigenous Settler Relations in Canada,” Canadian Journal of Political Science, Volume 49, Issue 4 (2016) pp. 643-664.
  • “Genocide Studies, Colonization, and Indigenous Peoples”, Introduction co-authored with Tricia Logan, in Genocide Studies and Prevention, Volume 10, Issue 1 (2016). pp. 1-5.
  • “Time, Movement and Space: Genocide Studies and Indigenous People”, Introduction co-authored with Tricia Logan, in Genocide Studies and Prevention, Volume 9, Issue 2 (2015). pp. 1-8.
  • Review Article: “Leadership Styles and Policy Breakdown: Bush and Rumsfeld and the War in Iraq,” International Studies Review, Volume 17, Issue 3 (2015). pp. 487–489.
  • “Canada’s history wars: indigenous genocide and public memory in the United States, Australia, and Canada” in Journal of Genocide Research, Volume 17, No 4 (2015) pp. 411-431.
  • “The Last Acceptable Prejudice? Anti-Americanism in US–Canada Relations” in Australasian Canadian Studies, Volume 31 Number 1-2, 2013-14, pp 29-52.
  • “Reforming Multiculturalism in a Bi-National Society: Aboriginal Peoples and the Search for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada,” Canadian Journal of Sociology, Vol 39, No 1 (2014), pp. 65-86.
  • “Reconciliation After Genocide in Canada: Towards a Syncretic Model of Democracy” AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples Volume 9, Number 1 (2013) pp. 60-73.
  • “Reflections on Anti-Americanism in among the Antipodes: Australia and New Zealand”, co-authored with Brendon O’Connor, in New Zealand & Australian Armed Forces Law Review 2013. (17 pp., 7,300 words)
  • “Genocide, Reconciliation, and the Residential Schools: A Survey of Federal, Provincial, and Territorial Attitudes among Elected Officials in Canada,” (with Mark Mitchell)  Canadian Political Science Review, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2012, 117-130
  • ​“The Genocide Question and Indian Residential Schools in Canada”, co-authored with my research assistant Graham Hudson, Canadian Journal of Political Science, Vol 45, No 2 (June 2012) 427–449.
  • “Bush’s America and the New Exceptionalism: The Holocaust, Victimhood and the Trans-Atlantic Rift” Third World Quarterly Vol. 29 No. 6 (September, 2008) pp. 1101-1118.
  • “First Nations, Residential Schools, and the Americanization of the Holocaust: Rewriting Indigenous History in America, Australia, and Canada”, Canadian Journal of Political Science (December 2007). pp. 995-1015. Lead Article.
  • “Imagining the Twentieth Century: Retrospective, Myth, and the Colonial Question” PORTAL Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies Vol. 4, No. 1 (2007) pp.1-27.
  • “Pushing the Limits of Humanity?: Reinterpreting Animal Rights and ‘Personhood’ through the Prism of the Holocaust”, Journal of Human Rights Vol. 5, No. 4 (2006) pp.417-39.
  • “Globalizing the Holocaust: A Jewish “useable past” in Serbian and Croatian nationalism”, PORTAL, Vol. 2, No. 2 (2005) pp.1-31.
  • “Forgetting and Denying: Iris Chang, the Holocaust and the Challenge of Nanking”, International Politics (2005) pp.403-28. Lead Article.
  • “Daring to compare: The debate about a Maori ‘holocaust’ in New Zealand”, Journal of Genocide Research (September, 2003) pp.383-404.
  • “The Quest for Purity: Linguistic Politics and the War in Croatia”, Slovo: An inter-disciplinary journal of Russian, East European and Eurasian Affairs, Vol. 15 No. 1 (2003) pp.5-21. Lead Article.
  • “The Myth of “Europe” in Croatian Politics and Economics”, Slovo Vol 12 (2000) pp.68-103.
  • “Political Zionism and the ‘Nebeski Narodniks’: Towards an Understanding of the Serbian National Self”, Slovo Vol. 10 Nos. 1-2 (1998) pp.91-114.

Refereed Book Chapters

  • “Aotearoa New Zealand and the Non-Populist Foreign Policy of New Zealand First,” for Philip Giurlando and Daniel Wajner  (eds) Populist Foreign Policy: Regional Perspectives of Populism in the International Scene (chapter completed and under review for Palgrave MacMillan, 2023)
  • ”Indigenous Peoples and Self-Determination in Settler States,” for Ryan Griffiths, Aleksandar Pavkovic, and Peter Radan (eds.) The Routledge Handbook on Self-Determination and Secession (Routledge, in press for 2023).
  • “Genocide against Indigenous Peoples in North America,” for David Simon and Leora Kahn (eds.) The Handbook of Genocide Studies (Edward Elgar Press, in press for 2022).
  • “Indigenous Truth-Telling,” (co-authored with my PhD student Joanne Moores) for Sarah Maddison and Sheryl Lightfoot (eds.) Handbook of Indigenous Public Policy chapter complete and under review (Edward Elgar, in press for 2023).
  • “Prospects and Challenges for Reconciliation: Implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action,” in Demaine Solomons, Paulette Regan, and Sigridur Gudmarsdottir (eds.), Trading Justice for Peace? Critical Perspectives on the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions in South Africa, Canada, and Norway (Cape Town SA: AOSIS Publishing, 2022)
  • “Friendships and Broken Friendships: Reframing Borders, Anglo Settler States, and Indigenous Peoples,” Indigenous Peoples and Borders, co-edited by Elsa Stamatopoulou and Sheryl Lightfoot (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2022)
  • “Clearing the Plains Continues: Settler Justice and the ‘Accidental’ Murder of Colten Boushie,” in Josephine Savarese and Vicki Chartrand (eds) Unsettling Colonialism in the Canadian Criminal Justice System: A Reader (Athabasca University Press, in press, 2022)
  • “An Antipodean Populism? Winston Peters, New Zealand First, and the Problems of Misclassification,” in Michael Oswald (ed.), The Palgrave Handbook of Populism (London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2021).
  • “Indigenous Genocide and Perceptions of the Holocaust in Canada,” In Simone Gigliotti and Hilary Earl (Eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to the Holocaust (Wiley-Blackwell, 2020)
  • “Paved with Comfortable Intentions: Moving Beyond Liberal Multiculturalism and Civil Rights Frames on the Road to Transformative Reconciliation,” In Aimee Craft and Paulette Regan (Eds.), Pathways to Reconciliation (University of Manitoba Press, forthcoming, 2020).
  • “Between Populism and Pluralism: Winston Peters and the International Relations of New Zealand First,” in MacDonald, Stengel, and Nabers (eds) Populism and World Politics: Exploring Inter- and Transnational Dimensions (Palgrave MacMillan, 2019).
  • “Health in the Aftermath of Genocide: Healing and Reconciliation after the Indian Residential Schools Experience in Canada,” in Innes, Van Styvendale, and Henry (eds.) Global Indigenous Health (University of Arizona Press, 2019), pp 27-45.
  • “Aotearoa Nw Zealand’s Biculturalism: Lessons for Indigenous-Settler Relations in Canada,” In Patman and Iati (Eds.),New Zealand and the World (Singapore: World Scientific, 2018) pp. 67-82.
  • “Canada’s history wars: indigenous genocide and public memory in the United States, Australia, and Canada,” in Woolford and  Benvenuto (eds.) Canada and Colonial Genocide (London: Routledge, 2017)
  • “Coming to terms with the Canadian past: Truth and reconciliation, Indigenous genocide, and the post-war German model,” in Mischa Gabowitsch (Ed.), Replicating Atonement. Foreign Models in the Commemoration of Atrocities (Palgrave, 2017) pp. 163-87.
  • “Forgetting to Celebrate: Genocide and Social Amnesia,” in Kiera Ladner and Myra Tait (eds) Surviving Canada: Indigenous Peoples Celebrate 150 Years of Betrayal (Arbeiter Ring Publishing, 2017) pp. 159-80.
  • “Introduction: Identity, Memory, and Contestation in Europe” in D. MacDonald and M. DeCoste (eds) Op Cit. pp 1-16.
  • “Retrospective, Myth, and the Colonial Question: Twentieth Century Europe as the Other in World History,” in D. MacDonald and M. DeCoste (eds) Op Cit. pp. 112-143.
  • “Genocide in the Indian Residential Schools: Canadian History through the Lens of the UN Genocide Convention” in Andrew Woolford, Jeff Benvenuto, and Alexander Laban Hinton (eds), Colonial Genocide in Indigenous North America (Duke University Press, 2014) pp. 465-493.
  • “Introduction” co-authored with R.G. Patman and D. Nabers in  MacDonald, Patman, and Nabers (eds) op cit. pp. 1-18
  • “Conclusion” co-authored with R.G. Patman and D. Nabers in  MacDonald, Patman, and Nabers (eds) op cit. pp. 195-203.
  • “Historical Analogies and Leadership in Bush Administration Foreign Policy” in MacDonald, Patman and Nabers op. cit. pp. 37-55.
  • “Australia and New Zealand: Special Relationships in the Anglo-American World”, with Brendon O’Connor in Peter J Katzenstein (ed.) Anglo-America and its Discontents: Civilizational Identities beyond West and East (New York: Routledge, 2012) pp. 176-204.
  • “The Power of Ideas in International Relations” in D. Nabers and N. Godehardt (eds), Regional Powers and Regional Orders (London: Routledge, 2010) pp. 33-48
  • “Americanization” in George Kurian, et al., The Encyclopedia of Political Science (Washington, DC: CQ Press / SAGE, 2010)
  • “America’s Memory Problems: Diaspora Groups, Civil Society and the Perils of ‘Chosen Amnesia’” in Jing-Bao Nie, Nanyan Guo, and Arthur Kleinman (eds), Japanese Wartime Medical Atrocities: Comparative Perspectives on Science, History and Ethics (Routledge: 2010) pp. 166-182
  • “Subaltern Discourse and Genocide: Serbian Victimization and Historical Justifications for War: 1980-2000”, in Nicholas Robins and Adam Jones (eds), Genocides By The Oppressed: Subaltern Movements and Retributive Genocide (University of Indiana Press, 2009) pp. 103-121
  • (editor and primary contributor), “Living Together or Hating Each Other?,” in Charles Ingrao and Thomas Emmert (eds) Confronting the Yugoslav Controversies: A Scholar’s Initiative (Lafayette, ID: Purdue University Press, 2009) pp. 390-424
  • “Putting Canada’s ‘Canadian Holocaust’ in Perspective: Comparative Indigenous History in Western Settler Societies” in Shuli Barzilai, Arza Churchman, and Allen Zysblatt (eds) Coping with Crisis: Conflict Management and Resolution (Jerusalem: Magnes Press / Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2008) pp. 281-302
  • “The Importance of Being European: Narratives of East and West in Serbian and Croatian Nationalism” in Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski and Andrzej Marcin Suszycki (eds), Multiplicity of Nationalism in Contemporary Europe (Berlin: LIT Verlag; Lanham, MD: Lexington Books / Rowman & Littlefield, 2008) pp. 236-256
  • “Exceptionalism, the Holocaust and American Foreign Policy”, in The Ethics of Foreign Policy (London: Ashgate, 2007) pp. 23-38
  • (co-authored with Robert G. Patman) “Introduction: Ethics and International Relations” in The Ethics of Foreign Policy (London: Ashgate, 2007). pp. 1-22
  • (co-authored with Stephen Haigh and Robert G. Patman) “Conclusion: Some Reflections on Ethics and Foreign Policy” in The Ethics of Foreign Policy (London: Ashgate, 2007). pp. 235-41.
  • “India: Security in the Twentieth Century and After” in Paul Bellamy and Karl De Rouen (eds) International Security and the United States: An Encyclopedia (Greenwood Publishing, 2007) pp. 301-324
  • “Serbs and the Jewish Trope: Nationalism, Victimhood and the Successor Wars in Yugoslavia: 1986-2000”, in Wojciech Burszta, Tomasz Kamusella and Sebastian Wojciechowski (eds) Nationalisms Across the Globe: An overview of the nationalisms of state-endowed and stateless nations (Poznan: Wyzsza Szkola Nauk Humanistycznych i Dziennikarstwa, 2005) pp. 97-129.
  • “Regionalism: New Zealand, Asia, the Pacific, and Australia” in Robert G. Patman and Chris Rudd (eds.) Sovereignty Under Siege? The Case of New Zealand (London: Ashgate Press, 2005) pp.171-192.
  • “Balkansturm 1999? Die Vereinigten Staaten, die NATO und die Bombardierung Jugoslawiens”, in Adam Jones (ed.), Völkermord, Kriegsverbrechen und der Westen, trans. Ulrike Seith, Petra Weber, and Alexis Rada (Berlin: Parthas Verlag GmbH, 2005) pp 324–50.
  • “The Fire in 1999?: The United States, NATO, and the Bombing of Yugoslavia”, in Adam Jones (ed.) Genocide, War Crimes, and the West: Ending the Culture of Impunity (London: Zed Books, 2004) pp 276–298.

Current Graduate Supervision at Guelph

Name: Brian Budd
Program: PhD POLS
General Topic: Indigenous  Peoples   and   Media Representation in Canada
Status: In progress

Name: Jackie Gillis (co- supervised)
Program: PhD POLS
General Topic: Indigenous  Knowledge, local government and Climate Change
Status: In progress

Name: Joanne Moores
Program: PhD POLS
General Topic: Indigenous peoples environment
Status: In progress

Name: Katheryn Reinders
Program: MA POLS
General Topic: Indigenous Social Movements
status: In progress

Name: Sidey Deska-Gauthier
Program: MA POLS
General Topic: Indigenous Dev Corporation
status: In progress

Name: Charles Fairbank
Program: MA POLS
General Topic: Brokerage Parties Canada
Status: In progress

Name: Lisa Phillips
Program: MA POLS
General Topic: Indigenous Knowledge
Status: In progress

Completed Graduate Supervision at Guelph

Name: Sarah Medves
Program: MA POLS
General Topic:Anti-Immigrant sentiment in Brexit
Year Completed: 2019

Name: Amber Keegan
Program: MA POLS
General Topic: Missing Murdered Indigenous Women
Year Completed: 2018

Name: Griffin Cahill (co- supervised)
Program: MA SoLaL
General Topic: Nationalism in Catalonia Scotland
Year Completed: 2018

Name: Curtis Nash
Program: MA POLS
General Topic: Indigenous Cultural Appropriation
Year Completed: 2016

Name: Samantha Costas
Program: MA POLS
General Topic: Cuban Diaspora US Foreign Pols
Year Completed: 2016

Name: Stephanie Sartor
Program: MA POLS
General Topic: Indigenous Representation
Year Completed: 2013

Name: Umraj Riarh (co- supervised)
Program: MA POLS
General Topic: China and the United Nations
Year Completed:2012

Name: Andrea Shalay
Program: MA POLS
General Topic: European Identity and Islam
Year Completed: 2010

Name: Adrienne Hood
Program: MA POLS
General Topic: Canada and Failed States
Year Completed: 2010

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