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
Mustafa Kemal Bayırbağ: Winter 2019
Professor Bayırbağ, a Carleton alumni (SPPA, 2007), is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Middle East Technical University, Turkey. He also served as the chair of Urban Policy Planning and Local Government Program (2012-2015), and associate dean of Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences (2016-2018) at the same university. His research interests are situated in the broader domains of urban/regional studies and public policy. Political economy of social exclusion is the underlying theme of his research orientation, cutting across his past and future works on urban crisis and governance, local development, administrative reform, education policy and social policy.
Bayırbağ is currently a co-investigator in a research project titled “Turkey’s urbanization-led development strategy: impacts and manifestations in Ankara”, supported via a Newton Advanced Fellowship of the British Academy, housed by Global Development Institute of The University of Manchester. The research examines how urbanisation became the driving force of Turkey’s national development strategy, how political consent among urban residents has been manifactured, what impacts this strategy has had on the survival strategies and political orientation of urban residents, and the political economic limits to this strategy.
He is the author of a number of articles and chapters (in English and Turkish) published in scholarly journals including Urban Studies, IJURR, Business and Politics, Poverty and Public Policy. He recently co-edited two special issues: Urban Studies (54/9) titled “Interrogating urban crisis: Governance, contestation and critique”; and Poverty and Public Policy (in press) “Child Poverty and Youth Unemployment the Middle East: A Comparative Review”.
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:
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:
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:
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 Congress. Professor 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:
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