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International Development Studies

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International Development Studies

Faculty & Research

Dr. Paul ShafferPaul Shaffer

Associate Professor & Chair of the Department

B.A. (UBC), M.A. (Toronto), D.Phil. (Sussex)

Research Interests: Interdisciplinary poverty analysis, methodological pluralism, poverty reduction strategies, gender and poverty, impact assessment and monitoring of development programs and policies, political economy of development, development economics.


Full Professors 

Dr. A. H. Akram-Lodhi wearing glasses, smiling at the cameraA.H. Akram-Lodhi

Professor, International Development Studies 

B.A. (SOAS, London), M.Phil. (Cambridge), Ph.D. (Manitoba)

Research Interests: Political economy of agrarian change in developing capitalist countries;  economic dimensions of gender relations; the political ecology of sustainable rural livelihoods and communities in contemporary poor countries.

Winnie Lem smiling at the camera against a white backgroundWinnie Lem

Professor, International Development Studies 

 B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto)

Research Interests: Migration, transnationalism, citizenship; regionalism, nationalism, gender, entrepreneurs, diasporas, ethnicity, urbanization, work, household economies; agrarian change; rural politics; racism; culture and political economy; Europe; Asia.


Associate Professors

F. Baban looking at the camera against a green backgroundFeyzi Baban

Associate Professor, International Development Studies 

B.A., M.A. (Bogazici), Ph.D. (Carleton)

Research Interests: Cosmopolitan theory and normative theories of international relations; the politics of citizenship in late modern societies; alternative forms of modernity in non-Western culture.

Trent University CrestChris Beyers

Associate Professor, International Development Studies 

B.A. (Trent), M.A. (York), D.Phil. (Sussex)

Research Interests: Citizenship, rights and identity; Forced migration; Transitional justice; Memory and memorialization; Land struggles in South Africa; Migration in the Andes; Bakhtin.

Colleen O'Manique smiling at the camera in front of a hedge of trees, with sunglasses on her headColleen O'Manique 

Associate Professor, International Development Studies 

B.A. (Carleton) M.A., Ph.D. (York)

Research Interests: Gender and Global Restructuring, Global Political Economy of Health, Global Health Governance, Global Health Security, Global Politics of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Politics of HIV/AIDS, Global/Feminist Perspectives on Human Rights, Feminist Political Ecology


Assistant Professor

Hasmet Uluorta

Assistant Professor

B.A., B.S.W. (UBC), M.A. (ISS), Ph.D. (York)

Research Interests: Globalization; theories of international relations; global political economy; development theory; employment and work strategies.




Baris Karaagac ​​

Baris Karaagac

Course Instructor

B.A. (Turkey), M.A., Ph.D Candidate (Toronto)

Research Interests:  European integration, European social democracy, state theory, authoritarianism, Turkish political economy and foreign policy, and history of the Middle East.


Department/Administrative Contact

Dana Barker Gee
CC H11 (Champlain College)
705-748-1339 • phone
Send an e-mail to danagee@trentu.ca

Associated Faculty

  • Administrative Studies: R. Dart
  • Anthropology: A. Meneley
  • Cultural Studies: A. O'Connor
  • Economics: S. Choudhry
  • Environmental & Resource Science/Studies: S. Bocking, R. Ponce-Hernandez, T. Whillans
  • History: D. Sheinin

Professors Emeriti

  • C.V. Huxley, B.A. (York, England), M.A. (Simon Fraser), Ph.D. (Toronto)
  • D.R. Morrison, M.A. (Saskatchewan), D.Phil. (Sussex)
  • J. Solway, B.A. (Oakland), M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto)

Adjunct Professors

  • J. Clapp, B.A. (Michigan), M.Sc., Ph.D. (London School of Economics)
  • E. Helleiner, B.A. (Toronto), M.Sc., Ph.D. (London School of Economics)
  • Pablo Andrade, B.A. (Pontifica Universidad Católica del Ecuador), M.A. (Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales), Ph.D. (York)