The institute of Political Economy is pleased to announce we have 3 visitors for the 2021 – 2022 academic year.

Visiting Fulbright Scholar
Herman Mark Schwartz
September 2021 – August 2022

Herman Mark Schwartz (Mark) is a professor in the Politics department of the University of Virginia. He is best known for work on the evolution of the global economy and the geo-politics of the subprime mortgage crisis, and has over a million published words which even his mother hasn’t read. His current work looks at how changes in corporate strategy and structure towards seeking monopoly profit from intellectual property right deployed in vertically disaggregated production chains has contributed to slower global growth (i.e. ‘secular stagnation’). Like Rick, who came to Casablanca for the waters, Schwartz comes to Ottawa for the mild weather. Rather than opening a café he plans to work with Carleton Professor Randall Germain on why and how the US dollar persists as the dominant global currency, how it resembles (or not) the Pound sterling in the nineteenth century, and what this tells us about global growth and political power.

Visiting Professor
John Peters
September 2021 – December 2021

Dr. John Peters is the Visiting Professor of Political Economy/Work and Labour at Carleton University Fall 2021. Formerly a professor of Labour Studies at Laurentian University, he is now the executive policy director of BlueGreen Ideas – a research and consultancy firm directed to helping Canada’s labour and environmental movements decarbonize the economy. Active in Canada’s labour movement, he was formerly a vice-president of the Sudbury and District Labour Council. Dr. Peters is the author of Jobs with Inequality: Financialization, Post-Democracy, and Labour Market Deregulation in Canada (University of Toronto Press, 2022) and an editor of Canadian Labour Policy and Politics: Inequality and Its Alternatives (University of British Columbia Press, 2022).

Visiting Scholar
Deniz Duruiz
January 2022 – April 2022

Dr. Duruiz received her PhD in cultural anthropology from Columbia University and she has been the Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Postdoctoral Fellow at Buffett Institute for Global Affairs, Northwestern University since 2018.

Dr. Duruiz is a sociocultural anthropologist working with Kurdish migrant farm workers and Syrian refugees in Turkey and in Europe. For her doctoral dissertation, she conducted ethnographic research both in the Kurdish region and at twelve different rural worksites (farms, greenhouses, charcoal production, public landscaping) in western Turkey. She is currently working on her book manuscript, which examines political violence in the Kurdish region and the resulting racialized and regionally divided class formation in Turkey through this migrant labor practice. Her postdoctoral research explores the Syrian experience of migration to Europe with a focus on labor. She is also the creator and the host of the Keyman Podcast and the co-organizer of The Colloquium on Refugees, Migrants and Statelessness at Northwestern University.

Her research and teaching interests include intra-national and transnational migration, ethnicity, race, and racialization, capitalism and the nation-state, racialized labor regimes, political economy of war, coloniality and decoloniality, gender, kinship, psychoanalysis, and affect theory.