Rob Vipond

Professor, Department of Political Science
Director, Collaborative Doctoral Program on the Dynamics of Global Change
CSUS Affiliate (Former Director, CSUS)


Department of Political Science, Sidney Smith, 100 St. George Street



Prof. Rob Vipond is a Professor in the Department of Political Science and a former Director of the Centre for the Study of the United States and American Studies program (July 2016 – June 2018). He is interested in political development, especially in Canada and the U.S. This approach spans a variety of subject areas: federalism (Liberty and Community); constitutional theory (“Rights Talk in Canada in the Late Nineteenth Century”); ideational diffusion (“The Civil Rights Movement Comes to Winnipeg”); healthcare (“The Virus of Consumerism”); and the discipline of political science (The Comparative Turn). Vipond’s new book, Making a Global City: Diversity, Community, and Ideas of Citizenship in a Toronto School, 1920-1990, explores changing ideas of citizenship through the history of a Toronto public school.


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