My teaching shifted over the decades, in part as a function of changes in my own scholarly interests, and in part because some of the courses that I was most needed for in the department could be taught by faculty appointed after me.


Western European Politics (POL 302Y)
survey course covering, typically, France, Italy, Britain, Germany, using the theme of political oppositions based on social class, region, gender, and race as a lens

Elites and Political Leadership (POL 222H)
course in theories of power, ranging from class-based to weberian (organization-based), and liberal-pluralist

Comparative Politics of Industrial Societies (POL 435)
a graduate “core” course covering great books in comparative literature, which I co-taught for a decade with several remarkable faculty colleagues, including Ron Manzer, Rob Vipond, Tim Colton, and Michael Donnelly.

I also taught courses in political parties, political behaviour, and introduction to Canadian politics.


Sexual Politics (POL 315)
a full-year course proposed and developed by me in 1985, examining the politics of gender and of sexual diversity, in 1998 becoming a one-semester course focussing only on sexual diversity to serve as a core course for the new undergraduate program in Sexual Diversity Studies. One of the first such courses in Canada.

Also continuing to teach my courses in Elites and Political Leadership and Western European politics


Sexual Diversity Politics (POL 315H) Syllabus
an interdisciplinary course examining the emergence of what came to be the LGBT movement in Canada, the U.S., and other countries, and its political impact.

Social Movement Politics (POL 344Y)
a comparative politics course I developed in 1998 to address a gap in the undergraduate curriculum, and examining the women’s movement, environmentalism, the labour movement, and the Christian right, the latter routinely ignored in the study of movement politics.

Canada in Comparative Context (POL 103Y)
a course created by the my colleague Richard Simeon to break away from traditional approaches to Canadian politics. I co-taught this course with Richard for two years.


Religion and Politics (POL 364H) Syllabus
a one-semester course I developed in 2007, once again to address a notable gap in the curriculum, and one that brought together various strands of my background in the comparative study of the role of religion in politics. In 2009, this became a full-year course, soon offered jointly by the Department for the Study of Religion and Political Science, and co-taught with Ruth Marshall.

I continued to teach my course in Social movement politics for part of this period, and my course in Sexual Diversity Politics until the fall of 2011.

Over the years, I directed a number of independent studies courses for senior undergraduates, including Charles Birchall, Scott Bowler, Nicole Edwards, Oren Howlett, Abouzar Nasirzadeh, and Ben Peel. Among the graduate students with whom I have worked are, at the doctoral level, Juan Pereira Marsiaj, Lisa Young, Annis May Timson, Joanna Everett, Jonathan Malloy, Cheryl Collier, and Antonio Torres-Ruiz, and at the masters level, Julliette Nicolet, Jorden DeCoste, Andrea Laing Marshall, Emily Cohen, and Mark Lehman.