The Institute of Political Economy was established in 1989, and developed out of the 1983 Graduate Summer School of Political Economy. The school was built on the strong tradition of interdisciplinary studies at Carleton, and on the interests of numerous faculty at Carleton involved in political economy. Many distinguished international scholars have been attracted to teach at the Institute. These distinguished academics take residence as visiting professors during the normal academic year as well as the summer program.

Qualified scholars are encouraged to contact the Institute and apply for an upcoming term.

List of Visiting Professors

Dr. Katie Cruz: Fall 2019

Dr. Katie Cruz is currently a lecturer at the University of Bristol Law School in the UK, having previously lectured at Keele University and the University of Leeds. She is a socio-legal scholar with a commitment to feminist and Marxist approaches to the law. Katie currently teaches undergraduate modules in Law and State, Sex, Gender and Law, and Socio-Legal Studies, and postgraduate modules in Social & Legal Theory and Law, Gender and Sexuality. She has previously taught modules in Contract law, Labour law, and Migration and Work. Katie is a co-ordinating editor for the journal Feminist Legal Studies.

Katie will be teaching two courses in the fall 2019 term – one for Political Economy PSCI 5501F, and one for Sociology – SOCI 5806G.

SOCI 5806G [0.5 credit]
Marxist Feminist Political Economy of Work/Labour

This course focuses on Marxist feminist theories of work/labour and work/post-work, ‘social reproduction’ and its intersections with class, ‘race’, sexuality and legal relations, and anti-work alternatives, including a basic income. Comparisons will include orthodox Marxist and other feminist paradigms, such as intersectionality.
Course outline

PSCI 5501F [0.5 credit]
Feminist Perspectives on Law and Neoliberalism

This course situates feminist legal and political strategy within neoliberal capitalism. We will look at terms used to describe the co-option of feminism lacking a redistributive agenda, including ‘governance feminism’ and ‘carceral feminism’, by way of critical global south and socialist feminist scholarship and activism.

Mustafa Kemal Bayırbağ: Winter 2019

Professor Bayırbağ, a Carleton alumni (SPPA, 2007), is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Middle East Technical University, Turkey.

Mark Thomas: Summer 2018

Professor Thomas is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, and the Director of the Global Labour Research Centre at York University. Professor Thomas will teach:

PECO 5501 – Socio-Geographic and Intersectional Perspectives on Work and Labour Description Summer 2018

Professor Luis Llambi: Winter 2018

The Institute welcomes Professor Luis Llambi of the Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research. As an expert in the field of agricultural economics and rural development, Professor Llambi will teach one course for the Institute and one course for the Department of Political Science.

Professor Simten Coşar: Fall 2017

Professor H. Simten Coşar, will teach two courses at Carleton this term: Feminism, Peace, and War: Intersectionalities for Political Economy, and The Political Economy of Everyday Academic Life for the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Professor Cosar is formerly of the Faculty of Communication, Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey.

Professor Harriet Friedmann: Fall 2016

Professor Harriet Friedmann, Professor of Geography and Sociology and Fellow of the Munk School of Global Affairs at University of Toronto. Friedman will teach two courses at Carleton: PECO 5501F Political Ecology of Food Systems and SOCI 5806C Sociology of Transitions.

Professor David Blaney: Winter 2017

David Blaney, G. Theodore Mitau Professor of Political Science, Macalester College. Professor Blaney will teach two courses; PECO 5502W Capitalism(s), Culture, and Heterogeneity for the Institute of Political Economy and PSCI 5915 Political Economic Thought on Work, Wealth, and Well-Being for the Department of Political Science.

Professor Richard Westra: Winter 2016

Our winter visitor is Richard Westra, Designated Professor of Political Science, Graduate School of Law, Nagoya University, Japan. Professor Westra will teach two courses at Carleton, one for the Institute of Political Economy and one for the Department of Political Science

Professor John Rapley: Summer 2015

Professor John Rapley will teach one course for the Institute and one course for the
Department of Sociology and Anthropology:

PECO 5501/PSCI 5501/SOCI 5504 – The Ethical Foundations of Economics: An Alternative Approach to Economic Theory

SOCI 5805 – Sociology of the Post-Modern State

Professor Meg Luxton: Winter 2015

Meg Luxton is from the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at York University. Professor Luxton will teach one course for the Institute and one course for the Department of Sociology and Anthropology:

PECO 5502 – Political Economy of Class: Contemporary Debates and Challenges

SOCI 5806 – Feminist Political Economy

Professor Marianne Marchand: Summer 2014

Professor Marianne Marchand is Research Chair in International Relations, Universidad de las Americas-Puebla, Mexico. Professor Marchand will teach one course for the Institute and a course for the Department of Political Science:

PECO 5501 – Gendered Political Economy

PSCI 5915 – The Political Economy of Migration

Professor Kevin Farnsworth: Fall 2013

Professor Kevin Farnsworth is from the Department of Sociology at University of Sheffield, UK.  Professor Farnsworth will teach one course for the Institute, and a course for the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.

PECO 5501F – The Political Economy of Crisis and Austerity

SOCI 5806C – Global Social Policy

Professor Mathew Coleman: Summer 2013

Professor Mathew Coleman is from the Department of Geography, The Ohio State University.  Professor Coleman will teach a course for the Department of Political Science and a course for the Institute.

PECO 5501A – Critique of Everyday Life (click here for a course description)

PSCI 5915A – Politics, Law and Space (click here for a course description)

Professor Teresa Healy: Winter 2013

Dr. Teresa Healy, is a Senior Researcher at the Canadian Labour CongressProfessor Healy will teach a course for the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and a course for the Institute.

PECO 5502X – Communities in Crisis:  A Political Economy of Work and Labour in an Era of Economic Turbulence

SOCI 5805W – Qualitative Field Research

Professor Neil Bradford: Summer 2012

Professor Neil Bradford is from Huron University College at the University of Western Ontario.  Professor Bradford will teach:

Political Economy and Public Policy:  A Scalar Perspective and,

Governance: Taking Stock and Moving Forward 

Professor Jane Parpart: Winter 2012

Professor Jane Parpart, is a former visiting professor at the Centre for Gender and Development Studies, University of West Indies, and professor of International Development Studies at Dalhousie University. Professor Parpart will teach:

PECO 5502/PSCI 5502/SOCI 5505W Gender Politics and Global Democracy and,

SOCI 5806X Masculinities, Violence, and (In)security

Professor Andrew Biro: Summer 2011

Andrew Biro is Canada Research Chair in Political Ecology and Environmental Political Theory, at the Department of Political Science, Acadia University. Professor Biro will teach:

The Political Economy of Water (PECO 5501A) and,

Theorizing Green Political Economies (PSCI 5915A).

Professor Kate Bedford: Winter 2011

Kate Bedford is from Kent Law School, University of Kent. Dr. Bedford will teach:

PECO 5502W- Casino Capitalism and Militarized Bingo: A Critical Introduction to Gambling and International Political Economy

Professor Jeff Ayres: Summer 2010

Jeff Ayres is from the Department of Political Science, St. Michael’s College, Vermont.  Professor Ayres will teach:

PECO 5501S- Contesting Neoliberal Globalization:  From the Local to the Global