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Graduate Supervision

I am happy to supervise students interested in democratization, authoritarianism, electoral and party politics, digital democracy, representation of women and minorities.

Current Graduate Supervision

StudentTypeStart DateThesis Project
Michael DesormeauxDoctoral StudentSep 2021Smart Cities and Digital Authoritarianism
Aye Lei Tun Doctoral StudentSep 2021Community Resilience under Authoritarianism: A Comparative Study of Myanmar and Thailand
Rebecca DenyerDoctoral StudentSep 2021The Rise of Pandemic Biometric Surveillance and Digital Authoritarianism in Southeast Asia
Cassandra PreeceDoctoral Student Sep 2019-“Agents and Agency: Investigating Substantive Representation in Indigenous Language Policymaking in Asia Pacific”
Helen BenyDoctoral StudentSep 2018-“Digital Repression in East Africa”
Garima Sarkar  Doctoral StudentSep 2018-“Dynasties and Wealth: Women’s Access to Political Power in India”

Graduate Seminars (McMaster)

  • Poli Sci 740: Theories of Comparative Politics
  • Poli Sci 716: Comparative Authoritarianism
  • Poli Sci 765: Gender and Politics of Representation (Reading Course)
  • Poli Sci 765: Digital Threats to Democracy (co-taught with Dr. Tony Porter)
  • Pub Pol 708: Digital Democracy: Threats and Responses (co-taught with Dr. Tony Porter)

Undergraduate Courses (McMaster)

  • Poli Sci 3LC3: Southeast Asian Politics
  • Poli Sci 4KC3: Comparative Democratization
  • Poli Sci 3H03: Honours Issues in Comparative Politics (Digital Authoritarianism)
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Reading Group (College of Alice and Peter Tan, NUS)

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Teaching Evaluations (McMaster University)

Year TermCourseResponse Rate Student
2022WinterPoli Sci 74080%9.13
2021FallPoli Sci 3LC321%9.5
Poli Sci 71650%9.3
Pub Pol 708
2021WinterPoli Sci 740
Poli Sci 3H0320%8.5
2020FallPoli Sci 4KC360%8.8
Poli Sci 3LC357%8.1
2019FallPoli Sci 3LC332%9.07
Poli Sci 74043%9.0
2018WinterPoli Sci 4KC365%9.27
Poli Sci 74050%9.66
2017FallPoli Sci 3LC365%9.41
Poli Sci 71667%7.0
2017WinterPoli Sci 3LC379%9.68
Poli Sci 71682%9.6
2016  FallPoli Sci 4KC385%9.35
Poli Sci 74080%8.5
2016  WinterPoli Sci 4KC385%9.67
Poli Sci 3H0381%8.92
2015  FallPoli Sci 3LC381%9.12
Poli Sci 74057%9.5
2015  WinterPoli Sci 3H0390%9.21
Poli Sci 4KC385%9.27
2014  FallPoli Sci 74090%8.9
Poli Sci 3LC360%9.52
2014  WinterPoli Sci 740100%9.63
Poli Sci 3LC361%9.24
2013  FallPoli Sci 3H0370%8.43
Poli Sci 4KC394%7.4
2013  WinterPoli Sci 740100%6.71

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