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Clay Duncalfe

Social movements, global economic structures and social policy

Before beginning your studies at the Institute of Political Economy where did you study and what program(s) were you enrolled in?

I received my BA from Trent University in Political Studies with an emphasis in Law & Policy.

What is it specifically that attracted you to study Political Economy at Carleton?

I was drawn to the Political Economy Institute’s critical orientation and interdisciplinary approach.

My areas of research interest include…

The role social movements and shifts in global economic structures play in formulating redistributive social policies.

What activities have you been involved in lately? 

While most of my time as of late has been dedicated to my studies, I’ve recently picked up photography and drawing as fun little side-hobbies to fill my spare time.

What advice would you give to a prospective Political Economy graduate student?

Beyond the obvious (do your readings, check your emails, etc.), I’d say the best advice I can offer is to take advantage of all the extracurricular networking and learning opportunities the department has to offer. Never be afraid to put yourself out there!