The Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria has an excellent reputation which is continually growing grounded by renowned faculty members who are leaders in their field.
Congratulations to Michelle Bonner, winner of the Faculty of Social Science 2015 Research Excellence Award
Congratulations to Dr. Michelle Bonner, winner of the Faculty of Social Science 2015 Research Excellence Award. Since joining Political Science in 2007, Dr. Bonner has distinguished herself as a dedicated researcher and scholar. Specializing in Latin American politics, with a particular interest in Argentina and Chile, her research focuses on human rights and democratization. She has examined the work of human rights organizations in Argentina, and more recently has looked at police reform and police violence in Argentina and Chile. Concurrently, she has fostered interdisciplary and international networks of scholars and practitioners interested in Latin American issues.
Jim Tully comments on his teaching and research
Dr. Jim Tully is a recently retired Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Law, Indigenous Governance and Philosophy at the University of Victoria, Canada. Over his career Jim has embodied engaged public scholarship. Jim’s work has engaged with various political struggles and advanced social justice on the ground, particularly with regards to indigenous-settler relations in Canada.
Two of Jim's former students, Sarah Wiebe and Jen Bagelman, invited him to reflect on his role as a practitioner and teacher of public philosophy. In the interview, Jim explores what it means to do ‘public philosophy’ in a way that is oriented to diverse experiences and includes both Indigenous and western traditions of thought. The interview is situated in the Government House meditation garden in Victoria BC, a favourite place for reflection and a rich source of inspiration for his political theory. Watch the interview here.